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Grains Of God: Planting Faith And Growing Cold War Fears In Iowa During The 1950s, Lindsay John Bell Jan 2014

Grains Of God: Planting Faith And Growing Cold War Fears In Iowa During The 1950s, Lindsay John Bell

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The decade of the 1950s was a challenging time for the United States as the nation coped with racial inequalities at home and dealt with a Cold War abroad. America believed that freedom - rooted in democratic principles - provided the ideal political and social structure for the rest of the world to emulate.

Using Iowa during the 1950s as a case study, this thesis argues that the United States government perceived communism as a greater threat to American security than it actually posed. Legislators in Washington feared that communism threatened to destroy the American way of life inciting them to push ...


Life, Rockwell, And Radio: Exploring Religious Iconography In America, 1944-1950, Rebecca A. Koerselman Jan 2007

Life, Rockwell, And Radio: Exploring Religious Iconography In America, 1944-1950, Rebecca A. Koerselman

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

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María Atkinson And The Rise Of Pentecostalism In The U.S. - Mexico Borderlands, Hector Avalos Jan 2001

María Atkinson And The Rise Of Pentecostalism In The U.S. - Mexico Borderlands, Hector Avalos

Philosophy and Religious Studies Publications

María Atkinson is one of the most important women in the history of Pentecostalism in Mexico. She helped to establish the Mexican branch of the Church of God as well as Spanish-speaking churches in the American southwest. Yet, she remains a neglected figure among American historians of Pentecostalism. Some of this neglect is due to the fact that the study of Pentecostalism among Latinos is still in its infancy. Our study aims to correct this neglect, by providing a study of the life and work of María Atkinson within the socio-historical context of northern Mexico. Atkinson may be seen as ...


The New Lebanon Shaker Children's Order , Judith A. Graham Jan 1996

The New Lebanon Shaker Children's Order , Judith A. Graham

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The New Lebanon Shaker community developed the Children's Order for the offspring of adult converts primarily because they believed "worldly" family relationships hindered spiritual "travel." Children were isolated from the adults for two main reasons: first, the Shakers were a celibate society and did not recognize marital and affectional relationships within their community; and secondly, the Shakers believed socialization and control of both adults and children into the Shaker way of life would be more successful if the children and adults were separated;This research traces the development of the New Lebanon Children's Order from the founding of ...