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Flynt, Wayne 1940-

Works: 74 works in 220 publications in 1 language and 18,043 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Personal correspondence  Church history  Bibliographies  Sermons  Autobiographies  Records and correspondence  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor, Author of introduction, Speaker, Editor, Contributor, 070
Classifications: HC107.A13, B
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Poor but proud : Alabama's poor whites by Wayne Flynt( )

22 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wayne Flynt addresses the life experiences of poor whites through their occupations, society, and culture. He explores their family structure, music, religion, folklore, crafts, and politics and describes their attempts to resolve their own problems through labor unions and political movements. He reveals that many of our stereotypes about poor whites are wildly exaggerated; few were derelicts or "white trash." Even though racism, emotionalism, and a penchant for violence were possible among poor whites, most bore their troubles with dignity and self-respect, working hard to eventually lift themselves out of poverty
Alabama Baptists : Southern Baptists in the heart of Dixie by Wayne Flynt( )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2,216 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
Taking Christianity to China : Alabama missionaries in the middle kingdom, 1850-1950 by Wayne Flynt( )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 1,967 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."--Jacket
Alabama in the twentieth century by Wayne Flynt( )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,805 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
Dixie's forgotten people : the South's poor whites by Wayne Flynt( Book )

17 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 911 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. --
A century of controversy : constitutional reform in Alabama by Bailey Thomson( )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This timely examination of Alabama's severely criticized state constitution will serve as an indispensable guide for legislators and citizens considering reform of the outdated document. Alabama's present constitution, adopted in 1901, is widely viewed as the source of many, if not most, of the state's historic difficulties and inequities. Chief among these is a poorly funded school system, an imbalanced tax system that favors special business interests, legislated racism, and unchecked urban sprawl. Many citizens believe that, after 100 years of overburdening amendments and
The Confederados : Old South immigrants in Brazil by Cyrus B Dawsey( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays--which also includes a previously unpublished narrative by an original settler-- examines the fascinating experiences of southern Confederate exiles in Brazil and their continuing legacy. During the late 1860s Southerners dissatisfied with the outcome of the Civil War and fearful of the extent of Union reprisals migrated to Brazil to build a new life for themselves. The Confederados--the great majority from Alabama and Texas--began a century-long adventure to establish a new homeland and to preserve important elements of their Old South heritage. For more than a hundre
Cracker messiah, Governor Sidney J. Catts of Florida by Wayne Flynt( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alabama : the history of a Deep South state by William Warren Rogers( )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a comprehensive narrative account of Alabama from its earliest days to the present. This edition, updated to celebrate the state's bicentennial year, offers a detailed survey of the colourful, dramatic, and often controversial turns in Alabama's evolution
Southern poor whites : a selected annotated bibliography of published sources by Wayne Flynt( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alabama : the History of a Deep South State, Bicentennial Edition by William Warren Rogers( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil wars, civil beings, and civil rights in Alabama's Black belt : a history of Perry County by Bertis D English( )

4 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How the 1863 elections in Perry County changed the course of Alabama's role in the Civil War"--
Mine, mill & microchip : a chronicle of Alabama enterprise by Wayne Flynt( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 95 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 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man" : the social gospel interracialism of the Southern Sociological Congress by James Joseph Boshears( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholars have long debated the nature and extent of the social gospel movement's influence on southern religion. The Southern Sociological Congress' (SSC) rhetoric and actions demonstrated the blending of southern pietistic evangelicalism's emphasis on spirituality with liberal theology's accent on ecumenism, social service, and community. Adding credence to claims of a social gospel movement in the South, the SSC's adaptive theology also challenged the notion of a static and definitive social gospel fitting prescribed parameters. SSC delegates adjusted the movement's tenets to their ethical reality, a move that challenges commonly held notions about the SSC and contributes to a more inclusive understanding of the social gospel. As they reshaped social gospel beliefs to address regional social ills, SSC delegates melded southern evangelical spirituality with liberal theology's insistence on social action, focusing most intently on racial ills. Emphasizing the interconnectedness of African Americans and southern whites, SSC delegates embraced a southern social gospel interracialism that battled the most egregious injustices of the segregated system
Professor-politician : the biography of Alabama congressman Glen Browder by Geni Certain( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Professor-Politician challenges common depictions of politics as a constant struggle of good-versus-evil and heroes-versus-villains, with "dirty politics" usually winning. The truth is that good government can prevail in Montgomery and Washington. Journalist Geni Certain recounts Glen Browder's civic adventures as one of Alabama's prominent scholars and public officials over the past half-century. This is a story of practical and reform politics told by someone specially positioned to comment on Alabama government and American democracy. Certain interviewed knowledgeable people, researched public records, and scoured the Browder Collection at Jacksonville State University for this intriguing and inspiring biography of a civic-oriented leader."--Publisher's website
Mockingbird songs : my friendship with Harper Lee by Wayne Flynt( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 5 generations. Flynt and Nelle Harper Lee began writing to one other while she was living in New York. This is a collection of their correspondence and a compelling look into the mind, heart and work of one of the most admired authors in modern literary history
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Alabama in the twentieth century
Alabama Baptists : Southern Baptists in the heart of DixieTaking Christianity to China : Alabama missionaries in the middle kingdom, 1850-1950Alabama in the twentieth centuryDixie's forgotten people : the South's poor whitesAlabama : the history of a Deep South stateKeeping the faith : ordinary people, extraordinary lives : a memoir
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