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Labor and the Catholic Church

Steve Rosswurm.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online June 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political History; Labour History; History of Religion. 14341 words.

The US Catholic Church was for most of its history—and, in many places, still is—a working-class church. The choice for worship by successive waves of immigrants, from the Irish to the...

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Religion and Labor in the 20th Century

Matthew Pehl.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Labour History; History of Religion. 9124 words.

America’s tremendous diversities of faith, region, and ethnicity complicate efforts to generalize relationships between religious groups and the labor movement. Americans’ historic and...

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Social Gospel and the American Working Class

Janine Giordano Drake.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online October 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Labour History; History of Religion. 10120 words.

The term “Social Gospel” was coined by ministers and other well-meaning American Protestants with the intention of encouraging the urban and rural poor to understand that Christ cared about...

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