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Flynt, Wayne 1940-

Overview
Works: 67 works in 166 publications in 1 language and 15,439 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Biography  Bibliography  Records and correspondence  Sermons  Autobiographies  Biographies  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor, Speaker, Editor
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Dixie's forgotten people : the South's poor whites by Wayne Flynt( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poor but proud : Alabama's poor whites by Wayne Flynt( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Poor but proud' is an apt description of many white Alabamians through history. During the antebellum years, poor whites developed a distinctive culture on the periphery of the cotton belt. As herdsmen, subsistence farmers, mill workers, and miners they flourished in a society more renowned for its two-class division of planters and slaves. After the Civil War, poor whites were fully integrated into a market economy as tenant farmers, miners, textile operatives, sawmill and timber workers, and iron and steel workers, all earning a subsistence wage or less. Their status improved with the New Deal era and the advent of World War II, which broke a downward cycle and afforded new opportunities for poor whites. The author addresses the life experiences of poor whites not only through their occupations, but also by examining their family structure, folk culture, and attempts to resolve their own problems through labor unions and political movements. -- from book jacket
Alabama Baptists : Southern Baptists in the heart of Dixie by Wayne Flynt( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alabama Baptists provides the definitive history of the dominant religious group within the state of Alabama from the first decade of the 19th century to the present
Cracker messiah, Governor Sidney J. Catts of Florida by Wayne Flynt( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duncan Upshaw Fletcher; Dixie's reluctant progressive by Wayne Flynt( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking Christianity to China : Alabama missionaries in the middle kingdom, 1850-1950 by Wayne Flynt( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beginning early in the 19th century, the American missionary movement made slow headway in China. Individuals from Alabama became part of that small beachhead. After 1900 both the money and personnel rapidly expanded, peaking in the early 1920s. By the 1930s many American denominations became confused and divided over the appropriateness of the missionary endeavor. Secular American intellectuals began to criticize missionaries as meddling do-gooders trying to impose American evangelicalism on a proud, ancient culture." "By examining the lives of 47 Alabama missionaries who served in China between 1850 and 1950, Professors Flynt and Berkley reach a different conclusion. Although Alabama missionaries initially seemed to fit the negative description of Americans trying to superimpose their own values and beliefs on "heathen," they quickly learned to respect Chinese civilization. The result was a new synthesis, neither entirely southern nor entirely Chinese. Algorithm previous works focus on the failure of Christianity to change China, this book focuses on the degree to which service in China changed Alabama missionaries. And the change was profound." "In their consideration of these missionaries from a single state - their call to missions, preparation for service in China, living, working, contacts back home, cultural clashes, political views, internal conflicts, and gender relations - the authors suggest that the efforts by Baptist, Methodist, and Presbyterian missionaries from Alabama were not the failure judged by many historians. In fact their labors in the hundred years before the Communist revolution in 1950 seem to be showing remarkable results in the declining years of the 20th century, when the number of Chinese Christians is estimated by some to be as high as one hundred million."--BOOK JACKET
Alabama in the twentieth century by Wayne Flynt( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chapters are organized by topic - politics, the economy, education, African Americans, women, the military, sport, religion, literature, art, journalism - rather than chronologically, so the reader can digest the whole sweep of the century on a particular subject."--Jacket
Southern poor whites : a selected annotated bibliography of published sources by Wayne Flynt( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southern religion and Christian diversity in the twentieth century by Wayne Flynt( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southern Religion and Christian Diversity in the Twentieth Century is a collection of fifteen essays by award-winning scholar Wayne Flynt that explores and reveals the often-forgotten religious heterogeneity of the American South. -- Amazon.com
Mine, mill & microchip : a chronicle of Alabama enterprise by Wayne Flynt( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronicle of Alabama Enterprise; historian recreates Alabama's turbulent journey from frontier and homestead to railroads and rocketry
Montgomery, an illustrated history by Wayne Flynt( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of Montgomery Alabama
The crafts of preaching and writing Baptist history by Walter B Shurden( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mockingbird songs : my friendship with Harper Lee by Wayne Flynt( Recording )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An indelible portrait of one of the most famous and beloved authors in the canon of American literature--a collection of letters between Harper Lee and one of her closest friends that reveals the famously private writer as never before, in her own words.The violent racism of the American South drove Wayne Flynt away from his home state of Alabama, but the publication of To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee's classic novel about courage, community, and equality, inspired him to return in the early 1960s and craft a career documenting and teaching Alabama history. His writing resonated with many Alabamians, in particular three sisters: Louise, Alice, and Nelle Harper Lee. Beginning with their first meeting in 1983, a mutual respect and affection for the state's history and literature matured into a deep friendship between two families who can trace their roots there back more than five generations.Flynt and Nelle Harper Lee began writing to one other while she was living in New York--heartfelt, insightful, and humorous letters in which they swapped stories, information, and opinions on topics both personal and professional: their families, books, Alabama history and social values, health concerns, and even their fears and accomplishments. Though their earliest missives began formally--"Dear Dr. Flynt"--as the years passed and their mutual admiration grew, their exchanges became more intimate and emotional, opening with "Dear Friend" and closing with "I love you, Nelle." Through their enduring correspondence, the Lees and the Flynts became completely immersed in each other's lives.Beautifully written, intelligent, and telling, this remarkable compendium of their letters--a correspondence that lasted for a quarter century, from 1992 until Harper Lee's death in February 2016--offers an incisive and compelling look into the mind, heart, and work of one of the most beloved authors in modern literary history
Duncan Upshaw Fletcher, Florida's reluctant progressive by Wayne Flynt( )

3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leadership patterns in Birmingham's history by Wayne Flynt( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rescue the perishing : the Southern Baptist Convention and the Rural Church Movement by Karen Aaron Stone( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We dare defend our rights( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary program focusing on the stories of contemporary Alabamians, and how their efforts have affected the interpretation of constitutional rights in Alabama and in the United States
The Gospel according to Flynt( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview with the liberal Southern Baptist minister/Auburn University professor on his political and social views
Keeping the faith : ordinary people, extraordinary lives : a memoir by Wayne Flynt( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This historical memoir by the widely recognized scholar, Wayne Flynt, chronicles the inner workings of his academic career at Samford and Auburn Universities, as well as his many contributions to the general history of Alabama. Flynt has traveled the state and the South lecturing and teaching both lay and academic groups, calling on his detailed knowledge of both the history and power structures in Alabama to reveal uncomfortable truths wherever he finds them, whether in academic institutions that fall short of their stated missions, in government and industry leaders who seek and hold power by playing to the fears and prejudices of the public, or in religious groups who abandon their original missions and instead seek financial and emotional comfort in lip service only
MOCKINGBIRD SONGS by Wayne Flynt( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An indelible portrait of one of the most famous and beloved authors in the canon of American literature?a collection of letters between Harper Lee and one of her closest friends that reveals the famously private writer as never before, in her own words. The violent racism of the American South drove Wayne Flynt away from his home state of Alabama, but the publication of To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee's classic novel about courage, community, and equality, inspired him to return in the early 1960s and craft a career documenting and teaching Alabama history. His writing resonated with many Alabamians, in particular three sisters: Louise, Alice, and Nelle Harper Lee. Beginning with their first meeting in 1983, a mutual respect and affection for the state's history and literature matured into a deep friendship between two families who can trace their roots there back more than five generations. Flynt and Nelle Harper Lee began writing to one other while she was living in New York?heartfelt, insightful, and humorous letters in which they swapped stories, information, and opinions on topics both personal and professional: their families, books, Alabama history and social values, health concerns, and even their fears and accomplishments. Though their earliest missives began formally?"Dear Dr. Flynt"?as the years passed and their mutual admiration grew, their exchanges became more intimate and emotional, opening with "Dear Friend" and closing with "I love you, Nelle." Through their enduring correspondence, the Lees and the Flynts became completely immersed in each other's lives. Beautifully written, intelligent, and telling, this remarkable compendium of their letters?a correspondence that lasted for a quarter century, from 1992 until Harper Lee's death in February 2016?offers an incisive and compelling look into the mind, heart, and work of one of the most beloved authors in modern literary history
 
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Poor but proud : Alabama's poor whites
Alternative Names
Flynt, J. Wayne

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Flynt, James Wayne 1940-

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Wayne Flynt American historian

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Wayne Flynt historiador estadounidense

Languages
English (104)

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Poor but proud : Alabama's poor whitesAlabama Baptists : Southern Baptists in the heart of DixieTaking Christianity to China : Alabama missionaries in the middle kingdom, 1850-1950Alabama in the twentieth centuryKeeping the faith : ordinary people, extraordinary lives : a memoir