Browsing Rice University Electronic Theses and Dissertations by Subject "American South"
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Making the Bible Belt: Preachers, Prohibition, and the Politicization of Southern Religion, 1877-1918 (2012-09-05)H.L. Mencken coined “the Bible Belt” in the 1920s to capture the peculiar alliance of religion and regional life in the American South. But the reality Mencken described was only the closing chapter of a long historical ...