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James J. Lorence and Donna Lorence

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780252037559

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252037559.001.0001

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The World of Work and New Opportunities for Social Action

The World of Work and New Opportunities for Social Action

Living Faith, 1939–1945

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(p.21) Chapter 2 The World of Work and New Opportunities for Social Action
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James J. Lorence

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037559.003.0002

This chapter explores how Clinton Jencks pondered the next step on the road to radicalism. Having jettisoned any thought of a legal career, he looked for an occupational base for social action in the depths of the Great Depression, still searching for an opportunity that would sustain a determined effort to make a difference in the lives of working people and enrich their experiences by spreading God's love. The religious impulse and the peace movement remained the primary driving forces in Jencks' life and were the key motivating factors in his emergence as an ambitious leader in the organizations he headed. As he surveyed the economic landscape, he saw the United States mired in the muck of stagnation and the world steadily marching toward war as fascism rapidly spread its poison.

Keywords:   Clinton Jencks, radicalism, social action, Great Depression, religious impulse, peace movement, fascism

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