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The Resource California Mennonites, Brian Froese

California Mennonites, Brian Froese

Label
California Mennonites
Title
California Mennonites
Statement of responsibility
Brian Froese
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Books geographically focused on the midwestern and eastern states dominate the study of Mennonites in America. The intriguing history of Mennonites in the American West remains untold. In From Digging Gold to Saving Souls, Brian Froese introduces readers for the first time to the California Mennonite experience. Although a few Mennonites did dig for gold in the 1850s, the real story of Mennonites in California begins in the 1890s with westward migrations for fertile soil and healthy sunshine. By the mid-twentieth century, the Mennonite story in California had developed into an interesting tale of religious conservatives--traditional agrarians--finding their way in an increasingly urban and religiously pluralistic California. Some California Mennonites negotiated new identities by endorsing conservative evangelicalism; some found them in reclamations of sixteenth-century Anabaptists. Still other Mennonites found meaningful religious experience by engaging in social action and justice even when these actions appeared in "secular" forms. These emerging identities--Evangelical, Anabaptist, and secular--covered a broad spectrum, yet represented a selective retaining and discarding of Mennonite religious practices and expressions. From Digging Gold to Saving Souls touches on such topics as migration, pluralism, race, gender, pacifism, institutional construction, education, and labor conflict, all of which defined the experience of Mennonites of California. Brian Froese shows how this experience was a rich, complex, and deliberate move into modern society. In From Digging Gold to Saving Souls, he introduces readers to a dynamic people who did not simply become modern, but who chose to modernize on their own terms"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Froese, Brian
Dewey number
289.7/794
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
BX8117.C2
LC item number
F76 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Young Center books in Anabaptist & Pietist studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mennonites
  • California
  • RELIGION
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • RELIGION
  • Mennonites
  • California
Label
California Mennonites, Brian Froese
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Going to California : the Mennonite migration -- Alone in the garden : boosters, migrants, and refugees -- Urban dystopia and divine nature : the early Mennonite colonies -- Outsiders from within: defining California Mennonite identity -- New neighbors : confronting racial and religious pluralism -- From sewing circles to missionary societies : the public roles of women in the church -- Peaceful patriots : California Mennonites during World War II -- Socially active Mennonitism and mental health : the origins of Kings View Homes -- Feeding the hungry : a story of piety and professionalization -- Protect and assimilate : evangelical education in California -- Labor tensions : Mennonite growers, the United Farm Workers, and the farm labor problem -- From digging gold to saving souls : the transformation of California Mennonite identity -- Epilogue : a new breed of Mennonites
Control code
897379213
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvi, 334 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421415130
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897379213
Label
California Mennonites, Brian Froese
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Going to California : the Mennonite migration -- Alone in the garden : boosters, migrants, and refugees -- Urban dystopia and divine nature : the early Mennonite colonies -- Outsiders from within: defining California Mennonite identity -- New neighbors : confronting racial and religious pluralism -- From sewing circles to missionary societies : the public roles of women in the church -- Peaceful patriots : California Mennonites during World War II -- Socially active Mennonitism and mental health : the origins of Kings View Homes -- Feeding the hungry : a story of piety and professionalization -- Protect and assimilate : evangelical education in California -- Labor tensions : Mennonite growers, the United Farm Workers, and the farm labor problem -- From digging gold to saving souls : the transformation of California Mennonite identity -- Epilogue : a new breed of Mennonites
Control code
897379213
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvi, 334 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421415130
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897379213

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