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The Resource Hellfire nation : the politics of sin in American history, James A. Morone

Hellfire nation : the politics of sin in American history, James A. Morone

Label
Hellfire nation : the politics of sin in American history
Title
Hellfire nation
Title remainder
the politics of sin in American history
Statement of responsibility
James A. Morone
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The American Constitution firmly separates church and state. Yet religion lies at the heart of American polities. How did America become a nation with the soul of a church? In Hellfire Nation, James Morone recasts American history as a moral epic. From the colonial era to the present day, Americans embraced a Providential mission, tangled with devils, and aspired to save the world." "Moral fervor ignited our fiercest social conflicts - but it also moved dreamers to remake the nation in the name of social justice. Moral crusades inspired abolition, woman suffrage, and civil rights, even as they led Americans to hand witches, enslave Africans, and ban liquor. Today moral arguments influence everything from abortion to impeachment, from education to foreign policy."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morone, James A.
Dewey number
973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E183
LC item number
.M873 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • USA
  • USA / Regierung
  • United States
  • Religion and politics
  • United States
  • United States
  • Religion et politique
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • Religion et politique
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • Moral conditions
  • Politics and government
  • Religion and politics
  • Social conditions
  • United States
  • Godsdienst
  • Zonde
  • Ethiek
  • Politieke aspecten
  • Geschichte
  • Religion
  • Soziale Rolle
  • Gesellschaft
  • Moral
  • Politik
Label
Hellfire nation : the politics of sin in American history, James A. Morone
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy038/2002007541.html
Instantiates
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
Introduction : A nation with the soul of a church -- pt. 1. The Puritan foundations of morality politics (1630-1776). Us : the city on a hill -- Them : heretic, heathen, and witch -- The Puritans become America -- pt. 2. The abolitionist crusade (1800-1865). The wrath of God in Black and white -- Abolition! -- South : the pro-slavery argument -- North : the ragged chorus of the Union -- pt. 3. The Victorian quest for virtue (1870-1929). Purity and the woman's sphere -- White slaves and the modern witch-hunt -- Temperance : crucible of race and class -- Prohibition and the rise of big government -- pt. 4. The Social Gospel at high tide (1932-1973). The New Deal call to alms -- Manifest destiny and the Cold War -- The sixties -- pt. 5. The Puritans roar again. Modern morals
Control code
ocm49942927
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 575 pages
Isbn
9780300094848
Lccn
2002007541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o49942927
  • (OCoLC)49942927
Label
Hellfire nation : the politics of sin in American history, James A. Morone
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy038/2002007541.html
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
Introduction : A nation with the soul of a church -- pt. 1. The Puritan foundations of morality politics (1630-1776). Us : the city on a hill -- Them : heretic, heathen, and witch -- The Puritans become America -- pt. 2. The abolitionist crusade (1800-1865). The wrath of God in Black and white -- Abolition! -- South : the pro-slavery argument -- North : the ragged chorus of the Union -- pt. 3. The Victorian quest for virtue (1870-1929). Purity and the woman's sphere -- White slaves and the modern witch-hunt -- Temperance : crucible of race and class -- Prohibition and the rise of big government -- pt. 4. The Social Gospel at high tide (1932-1973). The New Deal call to alms -- Manifest destiny and the Cold War -- The sixties -- pt. 5. The Puritans roar again. Modern morals
Control code
ocm49942927
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 575 pages
Isbn
9780300094848
Lccn
2002007541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o49942927
  • (OCoLC)49942927

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