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The Resource No Depression in Heaven : the Great Depression, the New Deal, and the transformation of religion in the Delta, Alison Collis Greene

No Depression in Heaven : the Great Depression, the New Deal, and the transformation of religion in the Delta, Alison Collis Greene

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No Depression in Heaven : the Great Depression, the New Deal, and the transformation of religion in the Delta
Title
No Depression in Heaven
Title remainder
the Great Depression, the New Deal, and the transformation of religion in the Delta
Statement of responsibility
Alison Collis Greene
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Language
eng
Summary
"This revised award-winning Yale dissertation brings to life the distinct but intersecting worlds of black and white Americans during the Depression. A collapsing cotton economy, alternating floods and droughts, and racial stratification meant that hard times came early and stayed late in Memphis and the Delta. By 1929, the region teetered on the brink of crisis and churches could no longer carry the burden. Change came quickly and relentlessly during the 1930s, and this upheaval carved new contours in the religious landscape. The ethnic and theological diversity of Memphis and the Delta included an array of black and white Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, and Episcopalians typical to the South, a number of Pentecostal and holiness denominations, a small but disproportionately influential Jewish community, a thriving minority of black and white Catholics, and a homegrown denomination, the Church of God in Christ (COGIC). The region embodied broader national trends in American religion during the 1930s, both despite and because of its particularities. From the poorest sharecropper in Arkansas to the wealthiest philanthropist in New York, Depression-era Americans re-envisioned the relationship between church and state and reevaluated the responsibilities of each for the welfare of the nation and its people. This groundbreaking historical study focuses on the effects of the Great Depression on American religious life, exploring the shifts in power among American religious bodies and the everyday lives of American citizens as a result of the Great Depression"--Provided by publisher
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Greene, Alison Collis
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2527.A63
LC item number
G73 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • New Deal (1933-1939)
  • Arkansas Delta (Ark.)
  • Memphis (Tenn.)
  • Arkansas Delta (Ark.)
  • Memphis (Tenn.)
  • Depressions
  • Depressions
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • Social change
  • Social change
  • Depressions
  • Race relations
  • Religion
  • Social change
  • Arkansas
  • Tennessee
Label
No Depression in Heaven : the Great Depression, the New Deal, and the transformation of religion in the Delta, Alison Collis Greene
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: We Didn't Know We Was Poor -- Part I: Crisis -- Depression-Whipped -- Part II: Depression Religion -- A Spiritual Famine -- Where to Send People for Help? -- Part III: The New Deal -- A Political Deal or Divine Providence? -- Not One Cent for Religion -- Part IV: Religion Reinvented -- New Religious Alliances -- Epilogue: Revivals and Reversals -- Appendix: Denominations Guide
Control code
920680234
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 317 pages
Isbn
9780199371877
Lccn
2015018302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)920680234
Label
No Depression in Heaven : the Great Depression, the New Deal, and the transformation of religion in the Delta, Alison Collis Greene
Publication
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
Introduction: We Didn't Know We Was Poor -- Part I: Crisis -- Depression-Whipped -- Part II: Depression Religion -- A Spiritual Famine -- Where to Send People for Help? -- Part III: The New Deal -- A Political Deal or Divine Providence? -- Not One Cent for Religion -- Part IV: Religion Reinvented -- New Religious Alliances -- Epilogue: Revivals and Reversals -- Appendix: Denominations Guide
Control code
920680234
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 317 pages
Isbn
9780199371877
Lccn
2015018302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)920680234

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