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The Resource Outsiders in a promised land : religious activists in Pacific Northwest history, Dale E. Soden

Outsiders in a promised land : religious activists in Pacific Northwest history, Dale E. Soden

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Outsiders in a promised land : religious activists in Pacific Northwest history
Title
Outsiders in a promised land
Title remainder
religious activists in Pacific Northwest history
Statement of responsibility
Dale E. Soden
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Outsiders in a Promised Land explores the role that religious activists have played in shaping the culture of the Pacific Northwest, particularly in Washington and Oregon, from the middle of the 19th century onward. The region's earliest settlers came to work in the mines and forests, and a culture of saloons, gambling halls, and brothels grew up to serve them. When migration to the region intensified, newcomers with families and religious traditions often saw themselves as outsiders in opposition to the prevailing frontier culture. As communities grew in population, early activists found common ground in a desire to protect women and children, and make their towns more hospitable to religious values. Protestants, Catholics, and Jews worked together to transform communities. Together they introduced public and private schools, health care institutions, libraries and orphanages, and lobbied for the prohibition of alcohol. Beginning in the 1930s, religious activism played a crucial role in the emerging culture wars between liberals and conservatives. Liberals rallied around the protection of civil rights and the building of social safety nets, while conservatives decried the rise of secularism, liberalism, and communism. Today, religious activists of many faiths are deeply engaged in matters related to women's and gay rights, foreign policy, and environmental protection. Outsiders in a Promised Land is a meticulously researched, comprehensive treatment of religion in Pacific Northwest public life from the middle of the nineteenth century to the present. The first book of its kind, it is destined to be an essential reference for scholars, activists, and religious leaders of all faiths. "--
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Soden, Dale Edward
Dewey number
305.6/709795
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2527.N95
LC item number
S63 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Northwest, Pacific
  • Religion and civilization
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Pacific Northwest (OR, WA)
  • Religion
  • Religion and civilization
  • Pacific Northwest
Label
Outsiders in a promised land : religious activists in Pacific Northwest history, Dale E. Soden
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Here come the Victorians -- Women to the rescue -- The social gospel -- Grand crusades -- Tolerance and intolerance -- Justice on the rise -- The right gathers itself -- Trying to end segregation -- The Christian right strikes back -- Liberal dreams and ecumenical activists
Control code
907651558
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 306 pages
Isbn
9780870717789
Lccn
2015035068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)907651558
Label
Outsiders in a promised land : religious activists in Pacific Northwest history, Dale E. Soden
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Here come the Victorians -- Women to the rescue -- The social gospel -- Grand crusades -- Tolerance and intolerance -- Justice on the rise -- The right gathers itself -- Trying to end segregation -- The Christian right strikes back -- Liberal dreams and ecumenical activists
Control code
907651558
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 306 pages
Isbn
9780870717789
Lccn
2015035068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)907651558

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