Drawing upon extensive archival research, the first part of Kruse’s book
documents the alliance between religious leaders such as
Congregationalist minister James W. Fifield Jr. and businessman J.
Howard Pew Jr., president of Sun Oil and a major figure with the
National Association of Manufacturers. Working out of his affluent Los
Angeles community and congregation, Fifield formed a national
organization called Spiritual Mobilization that attracted the support of
big business while embracing unfettered capitalist traditions
threatened by Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal policies.
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