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Providence and the invention of the United States, 1607-1865

Author: Nicholas Guyatt
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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How did Americans come to think that God favored the United States above other nations? Making sense of previous diffuse debates on manifest destiny, millenarianism, and American mission, this book  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Church history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Guyatt
ISBN: 9780521867887 0521867886 9780521687300 0521687306
OCLC Number: 145388378
Description: pages cm
Contents: Part I. Britain, America, and the Emergence of Providential Separatism: 1. Providence and the problem of England in early America; 2. 'Empires are mortal': the origins of providential separatism, 1756-1775; 3. 'Becoming a nation at once': providentialism and the American Revolution; Part II. Providence, Race, and the Limits of Revolution: 4. 'One glorious example': the limits of Revolutionary providentialism; 5. 'Deifying prejudice': race and removal in the early republic; 6. 'Divided destinies': the providential meanings of American slavery; 7. 'The regenerated nation': the Civil War and the price of reunion; 8. William Lloyd Garrison's complaint.
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