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The Puritan origins of American patriotism, George McKenna

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The Puritan origins of American patriotism
Title
The Puritan origins of American patriotism
Statement of responsibility
George McKenna
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this absorbing book, George McKenna ranges across the entire panorama of American history to track the development of American patriotism. That patriotism, shaped by Reformation Protestantism and imbued with the American Puritan belief in a providential 'errand', has evolved over 350 years and influenced American political culture in both positive and negative ways, McKenna shows. The germ of the patriotism, an activist theology that stressed collective rather than individual salvation, began in the late 1630s in New England and travelled across the continent, eventually becoming a national phenomenon. Today, American patriotism still reflects its origins in the seventeenth century. By encouraging cohesion in a nation of diverse peoples and inspiring social reform, American patriotism has sometimes been a force for good. But the book also uncovers a darker side of the nation's patriotism: a prejudice against the South in the nineteenth century, for example; or a tendency toward nativism and anti-Catholicism. Ironically, a great reversal has occurred, and today the most fervent believers in the Puritan narrative are the former 'outsiders' - Catholics and Southerners. McKenna offers an interesting new perspective on patriotism's role throughout American history, and he concludes with trenchant thoughts on its role in the post-9/11 era
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McKenna, George
Dewey number
973
Index
index present
LC call number
E179
LC item number
.M475 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Patriotism
  • Puritans
  • Puritans
  • Reformed Church
  • Religion and politics
  • United States
  • United States
  • National characteristics, American
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Civilization
  • National characteristics, American
  • Patriotism
  • Puritans
  • Puritans
  • Reformed Church
  • Religion and politics
  • United States
Label
The Puritan origins of American patriotism, George McKenna
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-414) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Puritan narrative -- Revolutionary Puritanism -- Romantic Puritanism -- The holy war -- Puritans in the Gilded Age -- Puritanism debunked and revived -- America blessed and judged : the fifties and sixties -- Intermezzo -- America after 9/11
Control code
175218901
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 431 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300137675
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt113nwz
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)175218901
Label
The Puritan origins of American patriotism, George McKenna
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-414) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Puritan narrative -- Revolutionary Puritanism -- Romantic Puritanism -- The holy war -- Puritans in the Gilded Age -- Puritanism debunked and revived -- America blessed and judged : the fifties and sixties -- Intermezzo -- America after 9/11
Control code
175218901
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 431 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300137675
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt113nwz
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)175218901

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