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LDS in the USA: Mormonism and the Making of American Culture

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Focuses on the roles that Mormons have played in the building of modern America. Moving from popular culture to politics to the Mormon influence in social controversies, this book reveals Mormonism to be quintessentially American - both firmly rooted in American tradition and free to engage in the public square.
Paperback, 166 pages
Published February 1st 2012 by Baylor University Press
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LDS in the USA covers an expansive history of the Mormon religion and its influence on American Culture today (as well as America's influence on Mormonism). Lee Trepanier, who is not Mormon, and Lynita Newswander, who is Mormon did a great job balancing out each impact. The reader is able to see an unbiased view into the American-made religion-- something that any American can be proud of.

The subjects covered are both entertaining and informational ranging from "Twilight" and "Napoleon Dynamite"
A somewhat centralist book on the Mormon religion. It deals more with the cultural aspect of Mormonism as it is known in the public consciousness both in it's vices & virtues. For me, it strongly reminded me that Mormons are very polite, courteous, and respectful people besides their devotion to a religion that's a complete work of fiction. It also puts Mormonism in perspective of being an American religion, and posing it's acceptance contrasted with the American ideals of religious pluralis ...more
I enjoyed the parts of this book that were dealing with Mormon's in the media and politics. I suppose that is what I am interested in. The rest of the book was pretty dry to me.
Very interesting look at how mormonism has helped shape American Culture. I was impressed at how fair and for the most part accurate it was.
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