Cultus Americanus

Cultus Americanus : Varieties of the Liberal Tradition in American Political Culture, 1600-1865

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Cultus Americanus applies a philosophical model of political culture as ideology, religion, and myth, to a re-consideration of America's liberal consensus to explain cultural diversity in America. Author Brent Gilchrist engagingly depicts a political culture that is more complex and more cohesive than has been previously maintained that will be of great interest to scholars and students of American politics and more

Product details

  • Paperback | 314 pages
  • 152.4 x 223.5 x 25.4mm | 498.96g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739121804
  • 9780739121801

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Is there an American political culture? Brent Gilchrist finds an answer -yes!- in the confluence of ideology, religion and myth. Cultus Americanus is a bold, wise, ambitious, elegant reinterpretation of America itself. -- James A. Morone, author of Hellfire Nation and The Heart of Power A deft marriage of history and political science, Cultus Americanus is arguably one of the most important post-Hartzian explorations of the American liberal tradition since the late J. David Greenstone's The Lincoln Persuasion (1993). -- Klaus Hansen, Queen's Universityshow more

About Brent Gilchrist

Brent Gilchrist is assistant professor at Brigham Young more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Articulating the Inarticulate Premise of Conformity Chapter 2 The Conceptual Matrix of Political Culture Chapter 3 Ideology in America Chapter 4 American Gospel Chapter 5 America's Mythic Undercurrents Chapter 6 A Complex Consensusshow more

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