Cultus Americanus applies a philosophical model of political culture as ideology, religion, and myth to a reconsideration of America's liberal consensus to explain cultural diversity in America. Applying this model to the formative years of American political culture, 1600 to 1865, the author 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. Brent Gilchrist engagingly depicts a political culture that is more complex and more cohesive than previously maintained, one that will be of great interest to scholars and students of American politics and history.
About the Author:
Brent Gilchrist is Assistant Professor at Brigham Young University
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About the Author
Brent Gilchrist is assistant professor at Brigham Young University.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Articulating the Inarticulate Premise of Conformity 1
The Conceptual Matrix of Political Culture 17
Ideology in America 65
American Gospel 159
America's Mythic Undercurrents 219
Conclusion: A Complex Consensus 255
About the Author 305