Path

Success

Path Created with Sketch.

Warning

Path

Error

Cokesbury

Anointed with Oil

How Christianity and Crude Made Modern America
  • By Darren Dochuk
$23.99
($35.00)

A prize-winning historian offers a major new history of the United States, placing faith and oil at the center of America's rise to global power

Anointed with Oil is a groundbreaking new history of the United States that places religion and oil at the center of American history. As prize-winning historian Darren Dochuk reveals, from the earliest discovery of oil in America during the Civil War, citizens saw oil as the nation's special blessing and its peculiar burden, the source of its prophetic mission in the world. Over the century that followed and down to the present day, the oil industry's leaders and its ordinary workers together fundamentally transformed American religion, business, and politics--boosting America's ascent as the preeminent global power, giving shape to modern evangelical Christianity, fueling the rise of the Republican Right, and setting the terms for today's political and environmental debates.

Ranging from the Civil War to the present, from West Texas to Saudi Arabia to the Alberta Tar Sands, and from oil-patch boomtowns to the White House, this is a sweeping, magisterial book that transforms how we understand our nation's history.

Read More

free shipping iconEligible For Free Shipping
Want it in two business days? Order by 12/9/2019 2:00:00 PM and choose Overnight shipping at checkout.
  • Additional Details
  • Additional Details
    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780465060863
    • Manufacturer: Basic Books
    • Author: Darren Dochuk
    • ISBN 13: 9780465060863
    • Publication Date: 05/14/2019
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Width: 6.50 inches
    • Height: 2.13 inches
    • Length: 9.50 inches
    • Weight: 2.02 pounds
    Shipping & Returns
    This item is available for return. Cokesbury uses a variety of methods for ground shipping. At your request, we can also expedite order shipments for an additional charge. Cokesbury partners with UPS for these expedited deliveries.