Daniel K. Williams: God's Own Party

WED, NOV 3, 2010 (54:16)

Daniel K. Williams, Assistant Professor of History at the University of West Georgia, discuss his book God's Own Party: The Making of the Christian Right. It's a sweeping history of how the Republican Party has become the party of the Christian Right movement. He traces the Christian Right all the way back to the 1920s and argues that the movement is likely to remain a potent force in American politics for years to come.

Based on archival research, Williams’ book shows how difficult it has become for any Republican to win without its support, and examines the growing connections between American religion, culture and politics.

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Daniel K. Williams is an assistant professor of History at the University of West Georgia and the author of God’s Own Party: The Making of the Christian Right. He blogs at Politico.

He was also an adjunct professor at Rhode Island College and University of Rhode Island, College of Continuing Education, both in Providence, RI. He was a summer school instructor and teaching assistant at Brown.

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