Work of the Fellows: Monographs

Southern Cross: The Beginnings of the Bible Belt

By Christine Leigh Heyrman (NHC Fellow, 1985–86)

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997

From the publisher’s description:

In an astonishing history, a work of strikingly original research and interpretation, Heyrman shows how the evangelical Protestants of the late-18th century affronted the Southern Baptist majority of the day, not only by their opposition to slaveholding, war, and class privilege, but also by their espousal of the rights of the poor and their encouragement of women’s public involvement in the church.

Awards and Prizes
Bancroft Prize (1998)
Subjects
History / Religion / American History / American South / Bible Belt / Christianity / Evangelicalism / Protestantism /

Heyrman, Christine Leigh (NHC Fellow, 1985–86). Southern Cross: The Beginnings of the Bible Belt. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997.