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Steel City gospel : Protestant laity and reform in Progressive Era Pittsburgh /
Keith A. Zahniser.
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New York : Routledge, 2005.
description
xii, 275 p.
ISBN
0415970318 (alk. paper)
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imprint
New York : Routledge, 2005.
isbn
0415970318 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
5339672
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Demonstrating the power religious language, ideas, and institutions had in shaping progressive reform in Pittsburgh, this cross-disciplinary study addresses significant debates in the fields of Progressive-Era political history and American religious history, while telling the story of an industrial city in a crucial era of change.
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Keith Zahniser tells the story of Pittsburgh citizens' struggle to define and eliminate the problems plaguing their city during the Progressive Era. Despite liberal churches' desire to 'stay out of politics', Pittsburgh's socially conscious Protestant laity undertook and promoted the city's most significant reform.
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Steel City Gospeltells the complex story of Pittsburgh citizens' struggle to define and eliminate the problems plaguing their city during the Progressive Era. Despite liberal churches' desire to "stay out of politics," Pittsburgh's socially conscious Protestant laity undertook and promoted the city's most significant reform. Demonstrating the power religious language, ideas, and institutions had in shaping progressive reform in Pittsburgh, this cross-disciplinary study addresses significant debates in the fields of Progressive-Era political history and American religious history, while telling the story of an industrial city in a crucial era of change.
Table of Contents
Pittsburgh Protestant churches and early progressive reform in the Steel Cityp. 27
Pittsburgh's activist laity : agents of the moral reform discoursep. 57
Pittsburgh reformers and the search for moral governmentp. 79
Graft, vice, and the reform of Pittsburgh's governmentp. 111
Back to the churches : the Christian Social Service Union and the reclamation of the moral reform discoursep. 147
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