The American Jeremiad

The American Jeremiad

by Sacvan Bercovitch

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780299288648
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 04/19/2012
Series: Studies in American Thought and Culture Series
Edition description: 1, Anniversary edition, with a new preface
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Sacvan Bercovitch is the Powell M. Cabot Research Professor of American Literature at Harvard University. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he is a former president of the American Studies Association and the general editor of the eight-volume Cambridge History of American Literature.

Table of Contents


1 Introduction: The Puritan Errand Reassessed

2 The Blessings of Time and Eternity

3 The Genetics of Salvation

4 The Typology of America's Mission

5 Ritual of Consensus

6 Epilogue: The Symbol of America



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OakleyM More than 1 year ago
While the subject matter for American Jeremiad might appear incredibly specialist (in other words, overly academic to the average reader) Berkovitch really presents to us all of the wealth, intrigue, and influence that such a specific cultural phenomenon has had on American history. Truly the enlightening read!