Hellfire Nation: The Politics Of Sin In American History

July 11, 2004|
Hellfire Nation: The Politics Of Sin In American History by James A. Morone
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This 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.

 
James A. Morone, professor of political science at Brown University, is also the author of The Democratic Wish: Popular Participation and the Limits of American Government.
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Title:Hellfire Nation: The Politics Of Sin In American History
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:592 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:592 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 0.68 in
Published:July 11, 2004
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300105179

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