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Plain Folk Religion in the Sun Belt

One of the big questions many of us have had about why Southern California became the place that championed Barry Goldwater, Richard Nixon, and then Ronald Reagan for the presidency, why Southern California became a place where huge conservative mega-churches were founded, why Southern California became a place where mighty entrepreneurial empires were founded in the post-depression era. That question has been answered in careful historical detail by Darren Dochuk in his From Bible Belt [...]