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The Pew and the Picket Line: Christianity and the American Working Class

Heath W Carter and Janine Giordano Drake


This book collects works from a new generation of scholars working at the nexus where religious history and working-class history converge. Focusing on Christianity and its unique purchase in America, the book uses in-depth local histories to illustrate how Americans male and female, rural and urban, and from a range of ethnic backgrounds dwelt in a space between the Church and the shop floor. The vivid chapters show Pentecostal miners preaching prosperity while seeking miracles in the depths of the earth, while aboveground black sharecroppers and white Protestants establish credit unions to p ... More

Keywords: religious history, working-class history, Christianity, capitalism, Pentecostal, Protestant

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780252039997
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252039997.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Heath W Carter, editor
University of Missouri at Kansas City

Janine Giordano Drake, editor
University of Great Falls