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Nature's nation

Author: Perry Miller
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1967.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Essays on Puritanism's effect on the religious, philosophic and literary life in America and the tendency to see the U.S. as "nature's nation."
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Miller, Perry, 1905-1963.
Nature's nation.
Cambridge, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1967
(OCoLC)557849414
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Perry Miller
ISBN: 0674605500 9780674605503
OCLC Number: 6571892
Description: xvi, 298 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The shaping of the American character --
Declension in a Bible commonwealth --
"Preparation for salvation" in seventeenth-century New England --
The Great Awakening from 1740 to 1750 --
From the covenant to the revival --
The insecurity of nature --
Theodore Parker: apostasy within liberalism --
The location of American religious freedom --
Emersonian genius and the American democracy --
Thoreau in the context of international romanticism --
Melville and transcendentalism --
The romantic dilemma in American nationalism and the concept of nature --
An American language --
The romance and the novel --
Sinners in the hands of a benevolent God.
Responsibility: Perry Miller.

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Essays on Puritanism's effect on the religious, philosophic and literary life in America and the tendency to see the U.S. as "nature's nation."

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