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Author Foster, Gaines M

Title Moral reconstruction : Christian lobbyists and the Federal legislation of morality, 1865-1920 / Gaines M. Foster
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2002


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 318 pages) : illustrations
Contents The antebellum moral polity -- Christ and prohibition in the Constitution? -- Sexuality and the family -- Appetite, avarice-- and an alliance -- The Sabbath and religious authority -- The lottery and the South -- A broad agenda of moral legislation -- Aligning the government against alcohol -- The final step : prohibition
Summary An examination and analysis of the appetite and avarice that led religious organizations to call for moral legislation to regulate such activities as sexuality, divorce, and gambling. This account underscores the role of white southerners who seized on these new laws to control African Americans
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-308) and index
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Subject Christianity and politics -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Christian ethics -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Law and ethics -- History -- 19th century
Christianity and politics -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Christian ethics -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Law and ethics -- History -- 20th century
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- Political Advocacy.
Christian ethics
Christianity and politics
Law and ethics
Christliche Ethik
Sociale hervormingen.
Geschichte 1865-1920.
United States
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0807860166