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Red State Religion: Faith and Politics in America's Heartland

Robert Wuthnow


No state has voted Republican more consistently or widely or for longer than Kansas. To understand red state politics, Kansas is the place. It is also the place to understand red state religion. The Kansas Board of Education has repeatedly challenged the teaching of evolution, Kansas voters overwhelmingly passed a constitutional ban on gay marriage, the state is a hotbed of antiabortion protest—and churches have been involved in all of these efforts. Yet in 1867 suffragist Lucy Stone could plausibly proclaim that, in the cause of universal suffrage, “Kansas leads the world!” This book tells th ... More

Keywords: slavery, Kansas, red state politics, red state religion, political activism, Prohibition, Populism, anti-communism, conservatism, red states

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780691150550
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691150550.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Wuthnow, author
Princeton University