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Fundamentalist UKeeping the Faith in American Higher Education$
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Adam Laats

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190665623

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190665623.001.0001

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Nightmare on College Avenue

Nightmare on College Avenue

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(p.190) 7 Nightmare on College Avenue
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Fundamentalist U
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Adam Laats

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190665623.003.0008

During the late 1960s and early 1970s, a wave of protest and counterprotest rocked college campuses nationwide. Evangelical and fundamentalist schools were no different, though the protests usually took on the tones of the evangelical/fundamentalist family feud. Students fought for and against a list of reform ideas, including ideas about American policy in Vietnam, free speech for students, and greater freedom from traditional lifestyle rules for students. Perhaps more important than these headline-grabbing protests, however, were the radical changes in demography and college attendance fueled by the baby boom and the GI Bill. Just as they did on all campuses, these trends utterly transformed fundamentalist and evangelical schools.

Keywords:   Free Speech Movement, Vietnam War, student protest, in loco parentis, lifestyle rules, GI Bill

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