THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT AND THE CARTER ADMINISTRATION

@article{Freedman2005THERR,
  title={THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT AND THE CARTER ADMINISTRATION},
  author={Robert Owen Freedman},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={48},
  pages={231 - 260}
}
  • R. Freedman
  • Published 1 March 2005
  • History, Political Science
  • The Historical Journal
The ‘religious right’ came to prominence in the US during the late 1970s by campaigning on ‘social issues’ and encouraging many fundamentalist and evangelical Christians to get involved in politics. However, the fact that it clashed with ‘born again’ President Jimmy Carter over tax breaks for religious schools believed to be discriminatory, together with its illiberal stances on many issues, meant that it was characterized as an extremist movement. I argue that this assessment is oversimplified… 
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