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Redeemer Nation: The Idea of America's Millennial Role
by Ernest Lee Tuveson
University of Chicago Press, 1980
Paper: 978-0-226-81921-1 | Cloth: 978-0-226-81919-8

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Ernest Tuveson here shows that the idea of the redemptive mission which has motivated so much of the United States foreign policy is as old as the Republic itself. He traces the development of this element of the American heritage from its beginning as a literal interpretation of biblical prophecies. Pointing to the application of the millenarian ideal to successive stages of American history, notably apocalyptic events like the Civil War, Tuveson illustrates its pervasive cultural influences with examples from the writings of Jonathan Edwards, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Timothy Dwight, and Julia Ward Howe, among others.

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