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The origins of American religious nationalism, Sam Haselby

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The origins of American religious nationalism
Title
The origins of American religious nationalism
Statement of responsibility
Sam Haselby
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Language
eng
Summary
Sam Haselby offers a new and persuasive account of the role of religion in the formation of American nationality, showing how a contest within Protestantism reshaped American political culture and led to the creation of an enduring religious nationalism. Following U.S. independence, the new republic faced vital challenges, including a vast and unique continental colonization project undertaken without, in the centuries-old European senses of the terms, either "a church" or "a state." Amid this crisis, two distinct Protestant movements arose: a popular and rambunctious frontier revivalism; and a nationalist, corporate missionary movement dominated by Northeastern elites. The former heralded the birth of popular American Protestantism, while the latter marked the advent of systematic Protestant missionary activity in the West. The explosive economic and territorial growth in the early American republic, and the complexity of its political life, gave both movements opportunities for innovation and influence. This book explores the competition between them in relation to major contemporary developments-political democratization, large-scale immigration and unruly migration, fears of political disintegration, the rise of American capitalism and American slavery, and the need to nationalize the frontier. Haselby traces these developments from before the American Revolution to the rise of Andrew Jackson. His approach illuminates important changes in American history, including the decline of religious distinctions and the rise of racial ones, how and why "Indian removal" happened when it did, and with Andrew Jackson, the appearance of the first full-blown expression of American religious nationalism. --Provided by publisher
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DLC
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Haselby, Sam
Dewey number
277.3/081
Index
index present
LC call number
BR515
LC item number
.H377 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Religion in America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Church and state
  • Christianity and politics
  • Nationalism
  • Nationalism
  • National characteristics
  • National characteristics, American
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The origins of American religious nationalism, Sam Haselby
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The powers of the earth : secularism and American nationalism -- "The songs of a nation" : the Connecticut wits and the new English empire -- To raise a holy people, wear no slouched hat : the Methodist settlement of the frontier -- Sovereignty and salvation on the frontier of the early republic -- "The love of order and righteous laws" : early national liberals and the missions movement -- "A complete chain of communication" : religious literature and Protestant nation-building -- A monster and the wandering savage : the resolution of frontier revivalism and national evangelism
Control code
885312997
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 336 pages
Isbn
9780199329571
Lccn
2014017353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)885312997
Label
The origins of American religious nationalism, Sam Haselby
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The powers of the earth : secularism and American nationalism -- "The songs of a nation" : the Connecticut wits and the new English empire -- To raise a holy people, wear no slouched hat : the Methodist settlement of the frontier -- Sovereignty and salvation on the frontier of the early republic -- "The love of order and righteous laws" : early national liberals and the missions movement -- "A complete chain of communication" : religious literature and Protestant nation-building -- A monster and the wandering savage : the resolution of frontier revivalism and national evangelism
Control code
885312997
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 336 pages
Isbn
9780199329571
Lccn
2014017353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)885312997

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