From the Bible Belt to the Sun Belt
Why did Evangelical Christians become champions of the modern Republican right? The answer lies in the dramatic and largely unknown story of “plain-folk” religious migrants: hardworking men and women from Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas who flocked to the suburbs of Los Angeles during World War II, seeking defense jobs and a new “City on the Hill.” This session explores award-winning historian Darren Dochuk’s account of a people who descended from pioneers and populists who sought deliverance from the Great Depression through God and capitalism.
Rodgers, Lawrence W., "From the Bible Belt to the Sun Belt" (2020). Summit Videos. 19.