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The Resource Red Dynamite : Creationism, Culture Wars, and Anticommunism in America, Carl R. Weinberg, (electronic resource)

Red Dynamite : Creationism, Culture Wars, and Anticommunism in America, Carl R. Weinberg, (electronic resource)

Label
Red Dynamite : Creationism, Culture Wars, and Anticommunism in America
Title
Red Dynamite
Title remainder
Creationism, Culture Wars, and Anticommunism in America
Statement of responsibility
Carl R. Weinberg
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
In Red Dynamite, Carl R. Weinberg argues that creationism's tenacious hold on American public life depended on culture-war politics inextricably embedded in religion. Many Christian conservatives were convinced that evolutionary thought promoted immoral social, sexual, and political behavior. The "fruits" of subscribing to Darwinism were, in their minds, a dangerous rearrangement of God-given standards and the unsettling of traditional hierarchies of power. Despite claiming to focus exclusively on science and religion, creationists were practicing politics. Their anticommunist campaign, often infused with conspiracy theory, gained power from the fact that the Marxist founders, early Bolshevik leaders, and their American allies were staunch evolutionists. Using the Scopes "Monkey" Trial as a starting point, Red Dynamite traces the politically explosive union of Darwinism and communism over the next century. Across those years, social evolution was creationists' primary target, and their "ideas have consequences" strategy instilled fear that shaped the contours of America's culture wars. By taking the anti-communist arguments of creationists seriously, Weinberg reveals a neglected dimension of antievolutionism and illuminates a source of the creationist movement's continuing strength. --
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Weinberg, Carl R
Government publication
other
Language note
In English
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Religion and American Public Life
  • Open Access e-Books
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  • Anti-communist movements
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Evolution (Biology)
Target audience
specialized
Label
Red Dynamite : Creationism, Culture Wars, and Anticommunism in America, Carl R. Weinberg, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.degruyter.com/isbn/9781501759307
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 6. Flood, Fruit, and Satan
  • 7. Trees, Knees, and Nurseries
  • 8. The Nightcrawler, the Wedge, and the Bloodiest Religion
  • Epilogue: The Baby Christian and the Dark Place
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Introduction: Belaboring Scopes
  • 1. Lighting the Darwin Fuse
  • 2. The Lamb-Dragon and the Devil's Poison
  • 3. Blood Relationship, Bolshevism, and Whoopie Parties
  • 4. The Wolf Pack and the Upas Tree
  • 5. Beast Ancestry, Dangerous Triplets, and Damnable Heresies
Control code
9781501759307
Extent
1 online resource (366 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501759307
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
13 b&w halftones
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1304788705
Label
Red Dynamite : Creationism, Culture Wars, and Anticommunism in America, Carl R. Weinberg, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.degruyter.com/isbn/9781501759307
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 6. Flood, Fruit, and Satan
  • 7. Trees, Knees, and Nurseries
  • 8. The Nightcrawler, the Wedge, and the Bloodiest Religion
  • Epilogue: The Baby Christian and the Dark Place
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Introduction: Belaboring Scopes
  • 1. Lighting the Darwin Fuse
  • 2. The Lamb-Dragon and the Devil's Poison
  • 3. Blood Relationship, Bolshevism, and Whoopie Parties
  • 4. The Wolf Pack and the Upas Tree
  • 5. Beast Ancestry, Dangerous Triplets, and Damnable Heresies
Control code
9781501759307
Extent
1 online resource (366 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501759307
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
13 b&w halftones
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1304788705

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