Cultus Americanus: Varieties of the Liberal Tradition in American Political Culture, 1600-1865

Cultus Americanus: Varieties of the Liberal Tradition in American Political Culture, 1600-1865

by Brent Gilchrist
     
 

ISBN-10: 0739121804

ISBN-13: 9780739121801

Pub. Date: 03/05/2007

Publisher: Lexington Books

Cultus Americanus applies a philosophical model of political culture as ideology, religion, and myth to a re-consideration of America's liberal consensus to explain cultural diversity in America. Applying this model to the formative years of American political culture from 1600-1865 demonstrates that American diversity exists within a single, coherent cultural

Overview

Cultus Americanus applies a philosophical model of political culture as ideology, religion, and myth to a re-consideration of America's liberal consensus to explain cultural diversity in America. Applying this model to the formative years of American political culture from 1600-1865 demonstrates that American diversity exists within a single, coherent cultural universe, dominated by a liberal ideology that is informed and supported by both a unique American religiosity and a vibrant American mythology. Author Brent Gilchrist engagingly depicts a political culture that is more complex and more cohesive than has been previously maintained that will be of great interest to scholars and students of American politics and history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739121801
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
03/05/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.96(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Articulating the Inarticulate Premise of Conformity Chapter 2 The Conceptual Matrix of Political Culture Chapter 3 Ideology in America Chapter 4 American Gospel Chapter 5 America's Mythic Undercurrents Chapter 6 A Complex Consensus

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