The Christian Right in American Politics: Marching to the Millennium

Synopsis

From the first rumblings of the Moral Majority over twenty years ago, the Christian Right has been marshalling its forces and maneuvering its troops in an effort to re-shape the landscape of American politics. It has fascinated social scientists and journalists as the first right-wing social movement in postwar America to achieve significant political and popular support, and it has repeatedly defied those who would step up to write its obituary. In 2000, while many touted the demise of the Christian Coalition, the broader undercurrents of the movement were instrumental in helping George W. Bush win the GOP nomination and the White House. Bush repaid that swell of support by choosing Senator John Ashcroft, once the movement's favored presidential candidate, as attorney general.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • John C. Green
  • Mark J. Rozell
  • Clyde Wilcox
  • C. Danielle Vinson
  • James L. Guth
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Washington, DC
Publication year:
  • 2003