Religion in Twentieth-Century America
Lecture no. 80 from the course: A History of the United States, 2nd Edition
Taught by Professor Gary W. Gallagher and 2 others | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
America is a far more religious society than other Western industrial nations—another example of its exceptionalism. It also tolerated an exotic array of sects and cults, from hippies to the followers of Jim Jones who committed mass suicide in 1978. Religious groups also played a role in the moral-political debates over civil rights, feminism, abortion, homosexuality, and nuclear weapons.