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Flynt, Wayne 1940-

Works: 71 works in 186 publications in 1 language and 16,275 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Biographies  Church history  Personal correspondence  Bibliography  Bibliographies  Sermons  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor, Contributor, Editor, Speaker
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Poor but proud : Alabama's poor whites by Wayne Flynt( )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,310 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( )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2,173 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( )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 1,928 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( )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,689 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 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A century of controversy : constitutional reform in Alabama by H. Bailey Thomson( )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 686 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 confusing addendu
Southern religion and Christian diversity in the twentieth century by Wayne Flynt( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 414 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. --
Cracker messiah, Governor Sidney J. Catts of Florida by Wayne Flynt( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 378 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 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Confederados : Old South immigrants in Brazil by Cyrus B Dawsey( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 342 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
Southern poor whites : a selected annotated bibliography of published sources by J. Wayne Flynt( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mine, mill & microchip : a chronicle of Alabama enterprise by Flynt Wayne( 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
Alabama : the history of a Deep South state by William Warren Rogers( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1934 Carl Carmer wrote that "Alabama felt a magic descending, spreading, long ago". That magic, whether long ago or in the recent past, continues to captivate and fascinate both citizens and observers from afar, and many historians have tried to capture its essence. Albert J. Pickett produced the first comprehensive history of the state in 1852, but no historian has matched his effort since A.B. Moore's 1934 work - at least not until now. Alabama: The History of a Deep South State is divided into three sections, the first concluding with the South's defeat in 1865, the second ending with the beginning of the Jazz Age in 1920, and the third bringing the story into 1993. In both chronological and topical organization, the book examines traditional subjects such as politics, military events, economics, and social movements. It discusses the roles of individual leaders, from politicians to creative artists. Both general readers and careful students of Alabama history will discover less well known people and issues treated in sections devoted to race, Indians, women, and the environment. Attention is given to health, education, organized labor, civil rights, and cultural elements - from literature to sports - that have affected the lives of Alabamians. There is strong emphasis upon the common people, those who have been rightly described as the "bone and sinew" of Alabama. Each section of the book was written by a scholar with strong ties to Alabama who has devoted much of his or her professional life to the study of that period of the state's history. Although the three sections reflect individual style and interpretation, the authors have collaborated closely on overall themes andorganization. The work relies on both primary sources and such important secondary works as monographs, articles, and unpublished theses and dissertations to provide fresh insights, new approaches, and new interpretations. The result is an objective look at a colorful, often controversial, state's past. Do we not read history in order to learn from it and prepare for the future? In 1935 Clarence Cason wrote: "What I have in mind is a revision of the region's implanted ideas, a clarification of issues, a realistic and direct recognition of existing social problems, a redirection of courage and audacity, and a determination that the southern conscience shall be accorded the reverence due a sacred thing". Alabama: The History of a Deep South State not only describes the "magic" pointed out by Carmer but also addresses the challenge presented by Cason. Readers of this volume will gain an increased awareness of the state's rich heritage and the complexity of its past
Montgomery, an illustrated history by J. Wayne Flynt( Book )

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

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

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 32 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 11 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
Mockingbird songs : my friendship with Harper Lee by Wayne Flynt( Recording )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A memoir of Wayne Flynt's friendship with Harper Lee, centered on a collection of letters between Harper Lee, her sisters, one of her closest friends Wayne Flynt, and his wife. The correspondence is heartfelt, insightful, and humorous, beginning after the publication of To Kill a Mockingbird and continuing up until Harper Lee's death in 2016

3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 6 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

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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
Alternative Names
Flynt, J. Wayne

Flynt, J. Wayne 1940-

Flynt, James Wayne 1940-

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Wayne Flynt American historian

Wayne Flynt Amerikaans historicus

Wayne Flynt historiador estadounidense

Wayne Flynt US-amerikanischer Historiker

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