By Georges Roux
Newly revised and containing info from fresh excavations and stumbled on artifacts, Ancient Iraq covers the political, cultural, and socio-economic background from Mesopotamia days of prehistory to the Christian period.
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While slavery was hardly the only issue discussed, it soon became the most important. 4 Likewise, the nation’s Protestant Christians faced another challenge as well, which also affected the future Mainline. During the mid-1800s, the nation welcomed the first wave of large-scale immigration from Europe since the Revolution. Prompted by war, famine, and political disruption, and tied to both cheap land in the West and a growing industrial capability in the Northeast, these immigrants, primarily from Ireland and Germany, were largely Roman Catholic.
58 Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, and Disciples of Christ felt a special attachment to the ASL. 59 As such, the League is a near perfect example of the Mainline’s cohesion and the utilization of its Social Gospel–driven Kingdom of God theology. The dry worldview was shaped by the dangers and vices they associated with alcohol. 60 Religion was part of the public square, and such participation was expected by the vast majority of Americans. Utilizing the League, drys were able to enact local and state laws during the early twentieth century and then the Eighteenth Amendment and the Volstead Act, making all America dry by the dawn of 1920.
If the fear of decline was commonplace that does not mean it was not based in reality. 7 Because they were not part of the old establishment, the evangelical denominations had the most to gain from disestablishment after the Revolution. They had few overt ties to old ways or old governments, and appeared as fresh and new as the country itself. In many ways Baptists, Methodists, and Presbyterians were in the best position to capitalize on the dislocations of westward expansion and industrialization, which included urbanization and immigration as well.
Ancient Iraq (3rd Edition) by Georges Roux