The Puritan Origins of American Patriotism

The Puritan Origins of American Patriotism

by George McKenna
     
 

ISBN-10: 030010099X

ISBN-13: 9780300100990

Pub. Date: 09/28/2007

Publisher: Yale University Press

In this absorbing book, George McKenna ranges across the entire panorama of United States history to track the development of American patriotism. Shaped by the Puritan belief in a providential "errand," America's unique patriotism has influenced the nation in both positive and negative ways, sometimes uniting and sometimes dividing its people.  See more details below

Overview

In this absorbing book, George McKenna ranges across the entire panorama of United States history to track the development of American patriotism. Shaped by the Puritan belief in a providential "errand," America's unique patriotism has influenced the nation in both positive and negative ways, sometimes uniting and sometimes dividing its people.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300100990
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.38(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Introduction 1

1 The Puritan Narrative 16

2 Revolutionary Puritanism 44

3 Romantic Puritanism 79

4 The Holy War 128

5 Puritans in the Gilded Age 164

6 Puritanism Debunked and Revived 207

7 America Blessed and Judged: The Fifties and Sixties 259

8 Intermezzo 310

9 America After 9/11 350

Notes 375

Index 415

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