Anti Catholicism in Arkansas

Anti Catholicism in Arkansas
Author: Kenneth C. Barnes
Publsiher: University of Arkansas Press
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2016-11-01
ISBN: 1610755995
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anti Catholicism in Arkansas Book Excerpt:

Winner, 2017 Ragsdale Award A timely study that puts current issues—religious intolerance, immigration, the separation of church and state, race relations, and politics—in historical context. The masthead of the Liberator, an anti-Catholic newspaper published in Magnolia, Arkansas, displayed from 1912 to 1915 an image of the Whore of Babylon. She was an immoral woman sitting on a seven-headed beast, holding a golden cup “full of her abominations,” and intended to represent the Catholic Church. Propaganda of this type was common during a nationwide surge in antipathy to Catholicism in the early twentieth century. This hostility was especially intense in largely Protestant Arkansas, where for example a 1915 law required the inspection of convents to ensure that priests could not keep nuns as sexual slaves. Later in the decade, anti-Catholic prejudice attached itself to the campaign against liquor, and when the United States went to war in 1917, suspicion arose against German speakers—most of whom, in Arkansas, were Roman Catholics. In the 1920s the Ku Klux Klan portrayed Catholics as “inauthentic” Americans and claimed that the Roman church was trying to take over the country’s public schools, institutions, and the government itself. In 1928 a Methodist senator from Arkansas, Joe T. Robinson, was chosen as the running mate to balance the ticket in the presidential campaign of Al Smith, a Catholic, which brought further attention. Although public expressions of anti-Catholicism eventually lessened, prejudice was once again visible with the 1960 presidential campaign, won by John F. Kennedy. Anti-Catholicism in Arkansas illustrates how the dominant Protestant majority portrayed Catholics as a feared or despised “other,” a phenomenon that was particularly strong in Arkansas.

On Jordan s Stormy Banks

On Jordan s Stormy Banks
Author: Samuel S. Hill
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 159
Release: 1983
ISBN: 9780865540606
Category: Christianity
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Jordan s Stormy Banks Book Excerpt:

The Ku Klux Klan in 1920s Arkansas

The Ku Klux Klan in 1920s Arkansas
Author: Kenneth C. Barnes
Publsiher: University of Arkansas Press
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2021-03-26
ISBN: 1610757378
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ku Klux Klan in 1920s Arkansas Book Excerpt:

The Ku Klux Klan established a significant foothold in Arkansas in the 1920s, boasting more than 150 state chapters and tens of thousands of members at its zenith. Propelled by the prominence of state leaders such as Grand Dragon James Comer and head of Women of the KKK Robbie Gill Comer, the Klan established Little Rock as a seat of power second only to Atlanta. In The Ku Klux Klan in 1920s Arkansas, Kenneth C. Barnes traces this explosion of white nationalism and its impact on the state’s development. Barnes shows that the Klan seemed to wield power everywhere in 1920s Arkansas. Klansmen led businesses and held elected offices and prominent roles in legal, medical, and religious institutions, while the women of the Klan supported rallies and charitable activities and planned social gatherings where cross burnings were regular occurrences. Inside their organization, Klan members bonded during picnic barbeques and parades and over shared religious traditions. Outside of it, they united to direct armed threats, merciless physical brutality, and torrents of hateful rhetoric against individuals who did not conform to their exclusionary vision. By the mid-1920s, internal divisions, scandals, and an overzealous attempt to dominate local and state elections caused Arkansas’s Klan to fall apart nearly as quickly as it had risen. Yet as the organization dissolved and the formal trappings of its flamboyant presence receded, the attitudes the Klan embraced never fully disappeared. In documenting this history, Barnes shows how the Klan’s early success still casts a long shadow on the state to this day.

Das Arkansas Echo

Das Arkansas Echo
Author: Kathleen Condray
Publsiher: University of Arkansas Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-11-13
ISBN: 168226145X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Das Arkansas Echo Book Excerpt:

In the late nineteenth century, a thriving immigrant population supported three German-language weekly newspapers in Arkansas. Most traces of the community those newspapers served disappeared with assimilation in the ensuing decades—but luckily, the complete run of one of the weeklies, Das Arkansas Echo, still exists, offering a lively picture of what life was like for this German immigrant community. “Das Arkansas Echo”: A Year in the Life of Germans in the Nineteenth-Century South examines topics the newspaper covered during its inaugural year. Kathleen Condray illuminates the newspaper’s crusade against Prohibition, its advocacy for the protection of German schools and the German language, and its promotion of immigration. We also learn about aspects of daily living, including food preparation and preservation, religion, recreation, the role of women in the family and society, health and wellness, and practical housekeeping. And we see how the paper assisted German speakers in navigating civic life outside their immigrant community, including the racial tensions of the post-Reconstruction South. “Das Arkansas Echo”: A Year in the Life of Germans in the Nineteenth-Century South offers a fresh perspective on the German speakers who settled in a modernizing Arkansas. Mining a valuable newspaper archive, Condray sheds light on how these immigrants navigated their new identity as southern Americans.

The War at Home

The War at Home
Author: Mark K. Christ
Publsiher: University of Arkansas Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2020-03-30
ISBN: 1610756851
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The War at Home Book Excerpt:

The War at Home brings together some of the state’s leading historians to examine the connections between Arkansas and World War I. These essays explore how historical entities and important events such as Camp Pike, the Little Rock Picric Acid Plant, and the Elaine Race Massacre were related to the conflict as they investigate the issues of gender, race, and public health. This collection sheds new light on the ways that Arkansas participated in the war as well as the ways the war affected Arkansas then and still does today.

The Religious Factor in the 1960 Presidential Election

The Religious Factor in the 1960 Presidential Election
Author: Albert J. Menendez
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2014-01-10
ISBN: 0786484934
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Religious Factor in the 1960 Presidential Election Book Excerpt:

The candidacy of John F. Kennedy provoked widespread discussion of issues relating to church and state and to the role of Catholics in American politics. This text is the inside story of that dramatic campaign and is the first scholarly examination based on actual voting returns. It includes a detailed analysis of the vote in every state, revealing that religion affected the outcome of the election far more than previously thought. Kennedy lost more votes than he gained due to his religious affiliation, but by crafting a strong coalition, he prevailed in one of the closest races in presidential history.

The Ku Klux Klan in 1920s Arkansas

The Ku Klux Klan in 1920s Arkansas
Author: Kenneth C. Barnes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2021
ISBN: 168226159X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ku Klux Klan in 1920s Arkansas Book Excerpt:

"This volume charts the rise of the Ku Klux Klan in 1920s Arkansas and the impact of the organization's success on the development of the state"--

Monument Culture

Monument Culture
Author: Laura A. Macaluso
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2019-05-30
ISBN: 153811416X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Monument Culture Book Excerpt:

This book brings together a collection of essays from scholars and cultural critics working on the meanings of monuments and memorials in the second decade of the twenty-first century, a time of great social and political change.

Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in America A Reference Handbook

Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in America  A Reference Handbook
Author: Michael C. LeMay
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2021-04-21
ISBN: 1440867305
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in America A Reference Handbook Book Excerpt:

This book covers civil rights and civil liberties politics in the United States from the ratification of the Bill of Rights to current-day controversies, such as the travel ban and proposals to end birth-right citizenship. Civil Rights and Civil Liberties: A Reference Handbook provides a thorough overview of civil rights in U.S. history, detailing all the relevant amendments to the Constitution and reviewing key Supreme Court decisions and landmark cases on the topic. Aimed at general readers as well as high school, college, and university students, it focuses on the role of federal courts in civil rights and civil liberties politics. It also profiles the primary actors in civil rights and civil liberties, both organizations and people. The volume comprises seven chapters. Chapter 1 presents the history and background of the topic, and Chapter 2 discusses problems, controversies, and solutions. Chapter 3 consists of essays by contributors that round out the coauthors' expertise. Chapter 4 profiles important organizations and people, while Chapter 5 offers relevant data and documents. Chapter 6 is composed of an annotated list of important resources. Finally, Chapter 7 offers a useful chronology citing and describing the major events related to the topic from the nation's founding until 2019. Enables a more nuanced understanding of the complexity of politics with respect to civil rights and civil liberties. Provides a comprehensive annotated list of resources for further reading and research. Lists and describes the landmark Supreme Court decisions that define civil rights and liberties in the United States. Clarifies and makes accessible the historical struggle to assure and expand the basic rights and liberties of citizens.

Religious Intolerance America and the World

Religious Intolerance  America  and the World
Author: John Corrigan
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN: 022631393X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religious Intolerance America and the World Book Excerpt:

As the news shows us every day, contemporary American culture and politics are rife with people who demonize their enemies by projecting their own failings and flaws onto them. But this is no recent development. Rather, as John Corrigan argues here, it’s an expression of a trauma endemic to America’s history, particularly involving our long domestic record of religious conflict and violence. Religious Intolerance, America, and the World spans from Christian colonists’ intolerance of Native Americans and the role of religion in the new republic’s foreign-policy crises to Cold War witch hunts and the persecution complexes that entangle Christians and Muslims today. Corrigan reveals how US churches and institutions have continuously campaigned against intolerance overseas even as they’ve abetted or performed it at home. This selective condemnation of intolerance, he shows, created a legacy of foreign policy interventions promoting religious freedom and human rights that was not reflected within America’s own borders. This timely, captivating book forces America to confront its claims of exceptionalism based on religious liberty—and perhaps begin to break the grotesque cycle of projection and oppression.

The Ku Klux Klan in the Southwest

The Ku Klux Klan in the Southwest
Author: Charles C. Alexander
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-05-11
ISBN: 0813183332
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ku Klux Klan in the Southwest Book Excerpt:

This is a study of a disturbing phenomenon in American society—the Ku Klux Klan—and that eruption of nativism, racism and moral authoritarianism during the 1920s in the four states of the Southwest—Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas—in which the Klan became especially powerful. The hooded order is viewed here as a move by frustrated Americans, through anonymous acts of terror and violence, and later through politics), to halt a changing social order and restore familiar orthodox traditions of morality. Entering the Southwest during the post-World War I period of discontent and disillusion, the Klan spread rapidly over the region and by 1922 its tens of thousands of members had made it a potent force in politics. Charles C. Alexander finds that the Klan in the Southwest, however, functioned more as vigilantes in meting extra-legal punishment to those it deemed moral offenders than as advocates of race and religious prejudice. But the vigilante hysteria vanished almost as suddenly as it had appeared; opposition to its terrorist excesses and its secret politics led to its decline after 1924, when the Klan failed abysmally in most of its political efforts. Especially significant here are the analysis of attitudes which led to this revival of the Klan and the close examination of its internal machinations.

Religion Race and the Making of Confederate Kentucky 1830 1880

Religion  Race  and the Making of Confederate Kentucky  1830   1880
Author: Luke E. Harlow
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-04-21
ISBN: 1139915800
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion Race and the Making of Confederate Kentucky 1830 1880 Book Excerpt:

This book sheds new light on the role of religion in the nineteenth-century slavery debates. In it, Luke E. Harlow argues that ongoing conflict over the meaning of Christian 'orthodoxy' constrained the political and cultural horizons available for defenders and opponents of American slavery. The central locus of these debates was Kentucky, a border slave state with a long-standing antislavery presence. Although white Kentuckians famously cast themselves as moderates in the period and remained with the Union during the Civil War, their religious values showed no moderation on the slavery question. When the war ultimately brought emancipation, white Kentuckians found themselves in lockstep with the rest of the Confederate South. Racist religion thus paved the way for the making of Kentucky's Confederate memory of the war, as well as a deeply entrenched white Democratic Party in the state.

Massive Resistance

Massive Resistance
Author: Clive Webb
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2005-07-21
ISBN: 019029227X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Massive Resistance Book Excerpt:

On May 17, 1954, in Brown v. Board of Education, the United States Supreme Court ruled that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional. When the court failed to specify a clear deadline for implementation of the ruling, southern segregationists seized the opportunity to launch a campaign of massive resistance against the federal government. What were the tactics, the ideology, the strategies, of segregationists? This collection of original essays reveals how the political center in the South collapsed during the 1950s as opposition to the Supreme Court decision intensified. It tracks the ingenious, legal, and often extralegal, means by which white southerners rebelled against the ruling: how white men fell back on masculine pride by ostensibly protecting their wives and daughters from the black menace, how ideals of motherhood were enlisted in the struggle for white purity, and how the words of the Bible were invoked to legitimize white supremacy. Together these essays demonstrate that segregationist ideology, far from a simple assertion of supremacist doctrine, was advanced in ways far more imaginative and nuanced than has previously been assumed.

The Encyclopedia of American Catholic History

The Encyclopedia of American Catholic History
Author: ed GLAZIER
Publsiher: Michael Glazier
Total Pages: 1567
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Encyclopedia of American Catholic History Book Excerpt:

"Utilizing newly opened archival information, the authors of this scholarly resource illuminate the American Catholic experience through 1,200 signed articles and 300 illustrations. Examined are issues, movements. demographics, and history and wars in relation to American Catholics. Issues often neglected by the church are treated: the growing voice of American Catholic women and the church's lack of involvement in the issue of slavery. Since so much immigration history is reflected in American Catholic history, many ethnic groups have their own entries. Biographies abound and many states have their own entries. Added features include primary documents, such as the American Catholic Bishops' Doctrine on Racism."--"Outstanding Reference Sources: the 1999 Selection of New Titles," American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.

Religious Intolerance in America

Religious Intolerance in America
Author: John Corrigan,Lynn S. Neal
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-05-10
ISBN: 9780807895955
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religious Intolerance in America Book Excerpt:

American narratives often celebrate the nation's rich heritage of religious freedom. There is, however, a less told and often ignored part of the story: the ways that intolerance and cultures of hate have manifested themselves within American religious history and culture. In the first ever documentary survey of religious intolerance from the colonial era to the present, volume editors John Corrigan and Lynn S. Neal define religious intolerance and explore its history and manifestations, including hate speech, discrimination, incarceration, expulsion, and violence. Organized thematically, the volume combines the editors' discussion with more than 150 striking primary texts and pictures that document intolerance toward a variety of religious traditions. Moving from anti-Catholic Ku Klux Klan propaganda to mob attacks on Mormons, the lynching of Leo Frank, the kidnapping of "cult" members, and many other episodes, the volume concludes with a chapter addressing the changing face of religious intolerance in the twenty-first century, with examples of how the problem continues to this day.

Encyclopedia of Social Networks

Encyclopedia of Social Networks
Author: George A. Barnett
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 1056
Release: 2011-09-07
ISBN: 1412979110
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Social Networks Book Excerpt:

This two-volume encyclopedia provides a thorough introduction to the wide-ranging, fast-developing field of social networking.

For the Sake of the Gospel

For the Sake of the Gospel
Author: Desmond Ford,Gillian Ford
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2008
ISBN: 0595513638
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For the Sake of the Gospel Book Excerpt:

Nearly thirty years ago the Seventh-day Adventist church defrocked Dr. Desmond Ford for publicly challenging the denomination's prophetic views. At the same time and on the same basis, many other ministers also lost their positions. Ford had been a top Adventist scholar, who had taught ministerial students and future teachers in Adventism's tertiary institutions in Australia and the U.S. What led him to speak out, and is the debate still current today? What were the issues, and who were the parties involved? Why was it important then? Why does it matter now? This book answers all these questions and shows that the key to prophetic interpretation is Christ and his gospel-not humanly devised calculations hidden in musty history books. Christ clearly teaches it is not for us to know the times and seasons, yet official Adventism continues to teach prophetic timelines that are based on faulty premises. The Adventist teaching of the Investigative Judgment, which supposedly began in 1844, mutes the New Testament gospel, and most Adventist scholars know this. It is time for official Adventism to renounce their errors and become fully Christian in their doctrinal teachings.

Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States

Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States
Author: George Thomas Kurian,Mark A. Lamport
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 2864
Release: 2016-11-10
ISBN: 1442244321
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States Book Excerpt:

From the Founding Fathers through the present, Christianity has exercised powerful influence in America—from its role in shaping politics and social institutions to its hand in art and culture. The Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States outlines the myriad roles Christianity has played and continues to play. This masterful multi-volume reference includes biographies of major figures in the Christian church in the United States, documents and Supreme Court decisions, and information on theology and theologians, denominations, faith-based organizations, immigration, art—from decorative arts and film to music and literature—evangelism and crusades, women’s issues, racial issues, civil religion, and more.

American Cicero

American Cicero
Author: Bradley J. Birzer
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2014-04-22
ISBN: 1497635713
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Cicero Book Excerpt:

Aristocrat. Catholic. Patriot. Founder. Before his death in 1832, Charles Carroll of Carrollton—the last living signer of the Declaration of Independence—was widely regarded as one of the most important Founders. Today, Carroll’s signal contributions to the American Founding are overlooked, but the fascinating new biography American Cicero rescues Carroll from unjust neglect. Drawing on his considerable study of Carroll’s published and unpublished writings, historian Bradley J. Birzer masterfully captures a man of supreme intellect, imagination, integrity, and accomplishment. Born a bastard, Carroll nonetheless became the best educated (and wealthiest) Founder. The Marylander’s insight, Birzer shows, allowed him to recognize the necessity of independence from Great Britain well before most other Founders. Indeed, Carroll’s analysis of the situation in the colonies in the run-up to the Revolution was original and brilliant—yet almost all historians have ignored it. Reflecting his classical and liberal education, the man who would be called “The Last of the Romans” advocated a proper understanding of the American Revolution as deeply rooted in the Western tradition. Carroll even left his mark on the U.S. Constitution despite not assuming his elected position to the Constitutional Convention: by inspiring the creation of the U.S. Senate. American Cicero ably demonstrates how Carroll’s Catholicism was integral to his thought. Oppressed because of his faith—Maryland was the most anti-Catholic of the original thirteen colonies—Carroll became the only Roman Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence and helped legitimize Catholicism in the young American republic. What’s more, Birzer brilliantly reassesses the most controversial aspects of Charles Carroll: his aristocratic position and his critiques of democracy. As Birzer shows, Carroll’s fears of extreme democracy had ancient and noble roots, and his arguments about the dangers of democracy influenced Alexis de Tocqueville’s magisterial work Democracy in America. American Cicero reveals why Founders such as John Adams assumed that Charles Carroll would one day be considered among the greats—and also why history has largely forgotten him.

Black Catholic Studies Reader

Black Catholic Studies Reader
Author: David J. Endres
Publsiher: CUA Press
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2021-04-16
ISBN: 0813234298
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Catholic Studies Reader Book Excerpt:

This first-ever Black Catholic Studies Reader offers an introduction to the theology and history of the Black Catholic experience from those who know it best: Black Catholic scholars, teachers, activists, and ministers. The reader offers a multi-faceted, interdisciplinary approach that illuminates what it means to be Black and Catholic in the United States. This collection of essays from prominent scholars, both past and present, brings together contributions from theologians M. Shawn Copeland, Kim Harris, Diana Hayes, Bryan Massingale, and C. Vanessa White, and historians Cecilia Moore, Diane Batts Morrow, and Ronald Sharps, and selections from an earlier generation of thinkers and activists, including Thea Bowman, Cyprian Davis, and Clarence Rivers. Contributions delve into the interlocking fields of history, spirituality, liturgy, and biography. Through their contributions, Black Catholic Studies scholars engage theologies of liberation and the reality of racism, the Black struggle for recognition within the Church, and the distinctiveness of African-inspired spirituality, prayer, and worship. By considering their racial and religious identities, these select Black Catholic theologians and historians add their voices to the contemporary conversation surrounding culture, race, and religion in America, inviting engagement from students and teachers of the American experience, social commentators and advocates, and theologians and persons of faith.