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

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

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
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McKenna, George
Index
index present
LC call number
E179
LC item number
.M475 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Patriotism
  • Puritans
  • Puritans
  • Reformed Church
  • Religion and politics
  • National characteristics, American
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The Puritan origins of American patriotism, George McKenna, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [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
Control code
ebr10190701
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiv, 431 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780300137675
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The Puritan origins of American patriotism, George McKenna, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [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
Control code
ebr10190701
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiv, 431 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780300137675
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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