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Barcode30293101851736
LocationClark County
Call No973 VanE
TitleCity on a hill : a history of American exceptionalism / Abram C. Van Engen.
AuthorVan Engen, Abram C., 1981- author.
CollectionNF
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International Standard Book Number 9780300229752
International Standard Book Number 0300229755
Personal Name Van Engen, Abram C., 1981- author.
Title Statement City on a hill : a history of American exceptionalism / Abram C. Van Engen.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New Haven : Yale University Press, 2020.
Physical Description ix, 379 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, Etc. 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.
Subject-Personal Name Winthrop, John, 1588-1649.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Exceptionalism History. United States
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Christianity and politics History. United States
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term National characteristics, American.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Nationalism.

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