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

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From the politics of Glenn Beck to reality television's "Big Love" and the hit Broadway show "The Book of Mormon," Mormons have become a recognizable staple of mainstream popular culture. And while most Americans are well aware of the existence of Mormonism--and some of the often exaggerated myths about Mormonism--the religion's public influence has been sorely understudie ...more
Paperback, 166 pages
Published February 1st 2012 by Baylor University Press
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Apr 12, 2012 Ashlie rated it it was amazing
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"
May 28, 2012 Karl rated it liked it
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
Nov 23, 2012 Abby rated it it was ok
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.
Apr 06, 2012 Adam rated it really liked it
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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