NTC: The Religious Right in Historical Perspective

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

9:30 am-12:30 pm

Christopher Cantwell, Newberry Library
Wait list only
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

Convention states religion and politics are the two things you do not discuss in polite company. But heading into this election year, they seem to be all that matters. In this seminar, we will bring some historical context to all of this punditry on religion and the American electorate by exploring the history of the Religious Right. Drawing upon a range of primary sources, we will consider the movement’s origins, its constituent parts, contentious development, and current fragility. Through text, photographs, and audio-visual material suitable for classroom use, we’ll discuss how to deepen our students’ understanding of the past through current events, as well as approach contentious issues with civility.

Cost and Registration Information 

For registration information please contact Charlotte Wolfe at wolfec@newberry.org