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This groundbreaking study analyzes the relationship between two powerful forces--church organizations and urban politics--within New York City and Detroit from the late nineteenth through the twentieth century. Beginning in the 1890s, the social gospel movement and its secular counterpart, the Progressive movement, set the stage for powerful church and city governance connections. What followed during the next hundred years was the emergence of religious bodies as an important instrument for influencing City Hall on moral and social issues. Churches and Urban Government compares the governing styles of Detroit and New York City from 1895 to 1994 and looks at the steps city-wide religious bodies took to advance the interests of their communities and their local government during this chaotic period in urban history.Detroit and New York City make for a very interesting case study when casting the two cities' many similarities against their contrasting urban governance styles. What these cities share is a longstanding liberal political culture and comparable ethnic and racial diversity as well as large populations of Catholics and Protestants. Emphasizing the role of Black churches, Henry J. Pratt examines how immigration, the Great Depression, and the Civil Rights movement all nurtured this developing link between religion and politics, helping churches evolve into leadership roles within these metropolitan centers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780814331729
Author:
Pratt, Henry J.
Publisher:
Wayne State University Press
Location:
Detroit
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Religion - Church History
Subject:
Christianity and politics
Subject:
Christianity - History - Protestant
Subject:
African American churches
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Religion, Politics & State
Subject:
Christianity and politics - Michigan -
Subject:
African American churches - Michigan -
Subject:
Christianity-Church History General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
African American life series
Series Volume:
no. 7
Publication Date:
20040331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
193
Dimensions:
9.12x6.06x.49 in. .66 lbs.

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History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Urban Studies » City Specific
Religion » Christianity » Christian Church » History
Religion » Christianity » Church History » General
Religion » Western Religions » Social and Political Issues

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