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Product NameHellfire Nation: The Politics Of Sin In American History
LanguageEnglish
CategoryBook / Magazine / Publication
Short DescriptionHeight:7.8 inches / Length:0 inches / Weight:0.73 pounds / Width:5.2 inches
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SKUGAR9780007288205
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Width6.18 inches    (convert)
Height1.52 inches    (convert)
Length9.14 inches    (convert)
Weight28.32 ounces    (convert)
AuthorJames A. Morone
Page Count592
BindingPaperback
Published07/11/2004
Long DescriptionThis insightful new conceptualization of American political history demonstrates that—despite the clear separation of church and state—religion lies at the heart of American politics. From the Puritan founding to the present day, the American story is a moral epic, James Morone says, and while moral fervor has inspired the dream of social justice it has also ignited our fiercest social conflicts. 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 hang witches, enslave Africans, and ban liquor. Today these moral arguments continue, influencing the debate over everything from abortion to foreign policy. Written with passion and deep insight, Hellfire Nation tells the story of a brawling, raucous, religious people. Morone shows how fears of sin and dreams of virtue defined the shape of the nation.  
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