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The Resource City on a hill : a history of American exceptionalism, Abram C. Van Engen

City on a hill : a history of American exceptionalism, Abram C. Van Engen

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City on a hill : a history of American exceptionalism
Title
City on a hill
Title remainder
a history of American exceptionalism
Statement of responsibility
Abram C. Van Engen
Title variation
History of American exceptionalism
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this illuminating book, Abram Van Engen shows how the phrase "City on a Hill," from a 1630 sermon by Massachusetts Bay governor John Winthrop, shaped the story of American exceptionalism in the twentieth century. By tracing the history of Winthrop's speech, its changing status throughout time, and its use in modern politics, Van Engen asks us to reevaluate our national narratives. He tells the story of curators, librarians, collectors, archivists, antiquarians, and often anonymous figures who emphasized the role of the Pilgrims and Puritans in American history, paving the way for the saving and sanctifying of a single sermon. This sermon's rags-to-riches rise reveals the way national stories take shape and shows us how those tales continue to influence competing visions of the country - the many different meanings of America that emerge from its literary past--Book jacket
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10878414
Cataloging source
DLC
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1981-
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Van Engen, Abram C.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.1
LC item number
.V297 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Winthrop, John
  • Exceptionalism
  • Christianity and politics
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a history of American exceptionalism
Label
City on a hill : a history of American exceptionalism, Abram C. Van Engen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 379 pages
Isbn
9780300229752
Lccn
2019945887
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1111972555
Label
City on a hill : a history of American exceptionalism, Abram C. Van Engen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 379 pages
Isbn
9780300229752
Lccn
2019945887
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1111972555

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