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Catholic New Deal Religion and Reform in Depression Pittsburgh

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ISBN-10: 0271028866

ISBN-13: 9780271028866

Edition: 1999

Authors: Kenneth J. Heineman

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Our popular image of the era of the Great Depression is one of bread lines, labor wars, and leftist firebrands. Absent from this picture are religiously motivated social reformers, notably Catholic clergy and laity. In A Catholic New Deal, Kenneth Heineman rethinks the religious roots of labor organizing and social reform in America during the 1930s. He focuses on Pittsburgh, the leading industrial city of the time, a key center for the rise of American labor, and a critical Democratic power base, thanks in large part to Mayor David Lawrence and the Catholic vote.Despite the fact that Catholics were the core of the American industrial working class in the 1930s, historians (and many…    
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Book details

List price: $41.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
Publication date: 12/12/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.78" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Kenneth J. Heineman is Professor of History and Department Chair at Angelo State University.  He is the author of Campus Wars: The Peace Movement At American State Universities in the Vietnam Era (NYU Press, 1992), God Is a Conservative: Religion, Politics, and Morality in Contemporary America (NYU Press, 1998), A Catholic New Deal: Religion and Reform in Depression Pittsburgh , and Put Your Bodies Upon The Wheels: Student Revolt in the 1960s.