In this fascinating study of religion and politics in America, Steven P. Miller follows the life and career of the Reverend Billy Graham over the tumultuous decades before, during, and after the struggle for civil rights. Miller tells how Graham can be seen as both an enlightened church leader who set an example by conducting integrated services, as well as a conservative who counseled slow change, who often sided with and supported Republicans who were right of center. Miller credits Graham's religious upbringing as well as his political savvy with contributing to Graham's unique position as a leader of the New South.
Genre: Political Science, History
Subgenre: Political Process / Political Parties, United States / 20th Century