Prodigal nation : moral decline and divine punishment from New England to 9/11 (eBook, 2009) [WorldCat.org]
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Prodigal nation : moral decline and divine punishment from New England to 9/11

Author: Andrew R Murphy; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title investigates the jeremiad's historical roots and probes the ways in which it continues to illuminate larger themes and tensions in American social and political life.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Murphy, Andrew R., 1967-
Prodigal nation.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008026673
(OCoLC)221155181
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew R Murphy; Oxford University Press.
OCLC Number: 316261272
Description: 1 online resource (x, 232 pages)
Contents: The American jeremiad --
Puritan New England and the foundations of the American jeremiad --
Decline, slavery, and war : the jeremiad in antebellum and Civil War America --
Taking America back : the Christian right jeremiad --
Competing jeremiads --
Constructing a usable past --
The jeremiad and the culture wars --
The past, present, and future of the American jeremiad.
Responsibility: Andrew R. Murphy.

Abstract:

This title investigates the jeremiad's historical roots and probes the ways in which it continues to illuminate larger themes and tensions in American social and political life.

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a wide-ranging and thoughtful meditation ... This book deserves an honored place among the oeuvre of work by political scientists and historians on the jeremiad. * Melissa Matthes, Politics and Read more...

 
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