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Keeping the Faith: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives

(Religion and American Culture)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  23 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Wayne Flynt tells the story of his life and his courageous battles against an indifferent or hostile power structure with modesty but always with honesty. In doing so he tells us the story of how Alabama institutions really are manipulated, and why we should care.
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published September 2nd 2011 by University Alabama Press (first published January 1st 2011)
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Aug 22, 2012 rated it liked it
Autobiography that lays out how Flynt ended up being a historian and why he has been so passionate about documenting the history of the ordinary Alabama citizen. Last couple chapters are especially juicy for state residents as he lays out some the University of Alabama Trustee machinations of the 1990s and early 2000s for all to see.
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Wonderful memoir of Wayne Flynt - child of poverty, Samford graduate, history professor at Samford and then at Auburn, Baptist preacher, progressive, lifelong advocate for education and economic reform. Provides a front-row seat for the politics of pover
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James Wayne Flynt is Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at Auburn University. He has won numerous teaching awards and been a Distinguished University Professor for many years. His research focuses on Southern culture, Alabama politics, Southern religion, education reform, and poverty. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Online Encyclopedia of Alabama.

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