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The Resource The Puritan origins of American patriotism, George McKenna, (electronic resource)

The Puritan origins of American patriotism, George McKenna, (electronic resource)

Label
The Puritan origins of American patriotism
Title
The Puritan origins of American patriotism
Statement of responsibility
George McKenna
Creator
Subject
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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McKenna, George
Dewey number
973
Index
index present
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
Label
The Puritan origins of American patriotism, George McKenna, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-414) and index
Color
multicolored
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
ocn175218901
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 431 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300137675
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)175218901
Label
The Puritan origins of American patriotism, George McKenna, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-414) and index
Color
multicolored
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
ocn175218901
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 431 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300137675
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)175218901

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