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dc.contributor.authorGrem, Darren Elliott
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-03T23:08:43Z
dc.date.available2014-03-03T23:08:43Z
dc.date.issued2004-12
dc.identifier.othergrem_darren_e_200412_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/grem_darren_e_200412_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/22120
dc.description.abstractNearly all studies discussing alcohol’s relationship to religion in the South end either in the early twentieth century or shortly after the repeal of federal Prohibition in 1933. Using archival resources and oral interviews, this thesis pushes past the Prohibition era to discuss how the economic and social transformations of the post-WWII period created new divisions over alcohol. Focusing on upstate South Carolina, it first describes “alcohol culture,” a multi-classed, bi-gendered, bi-racial recreational culture that oriented itself in the 1950s and 1960s around drinking, dating, and dancing. It then shows how and why this culture created new sins in the eyes of evangelicals, causing reformers to counter with an alternative, alcohol-free culture and renewed attempts at bringing back prohibition via local option campaigns. Most importantly, it explains how the appeal of economic modernization trumped these attempts at reform but spurred evangelicals to continue fighting for “nothing but good clean fun.”
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectEvangelicalism
dc.subjectRecreation
dc.subjectAlcohol
dc.subjectSouth Carolina
dc.subjectWorld War II
dc.subjectModernization
dc.subjectDemocracy
dc.subjectSouth
dc.subjectSouthern Culture
dc.subjectDating
dc.subjectChristian Action Council
dc.subjectProhibition
dc.subjectTeenagers
dc.subjectPopular Culture
dc.subjectFraternities
dc.subjectLocal Option
dc.subjectBootlegging
dc.subjectRock ‘n’ Roll
dc.titleNothing but good clean fun
dc.title.alternativealcohol culture and reform in upstate South Carolina, 1945-1972
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentHistory
dc.description.majorHistory
dc.description.advisorBryant Simon
dc.description.committeeBryant Simon
dc.description.committeeJohn Inscoe
dc.description.committeeEdward Larson


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