From Rev. Tom: Book Recommendations

Thank you all for the interest you have expressed in the history of Unitarian Universalism since the end of World War 2. It’s an exciting story, and while some parts are difficult to hear, on the whole it is kind of inspiring.

I thought that I would pass along the information for two of the books that informed me about the social and economic trends that shaped UUism in the 40’s and 50’s.

One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America
by Kevin M. Kruse
Published by Basic Books

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
by Richard Rothstein
Published by Liveright Publishing, a division of W. W. Norton

The next time I preach, I will be talking about UUism in the 1960’s. I would recommend three books to read in preparation, if you so inclined.  All are available at the UUA Bookstore online.

Revisiting the Empowerment Controversy
by Mark D. Morrison-Reed

The Selma Awakening
by Mark D. Morrison-Reed

Southern Witness: Unitarians and Universalists in the Civil Rights Era
by Gordon Gibson

All published by Skinner House Books

See you at worship!