“Although the religious right looms large in histories of the 1970s, the struggle over religion, politics and culture didn’t unfold only on the right. In this lively and engaging study, Rolsky shows how Norman Lear and People for the American Way advanced a strong spiritual vision of civic life from the left.”
~Kevin M. Kruse, author of One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America
In the spirit of giving, we are holding 2 giveaways this week! In addition to Monday’s post, we are featuring The Rise and Fall of the Religious Left: Politics, Television, and Popular Culture in the 1970s and Beyond, by L. Benjamin Rolsky. In this work, Rolsky examines the ways in which American liberalism has helped shape cultural conflict since the 1970s through the story of how television writer and producer Norman Lear, creator of comedies such as All in the Family and Maude, galvanized the religious left into action. The cultural clashes between liberal and conservative religious advocacy is the foundation for this interdisciplinary work.
Enter for a chance to win a copy of this work and stay tuned for more from Rolsky throughout the week!