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Cultus Americanus: Varieties of the Liberal Tradition in American Political Culture, 1600-1865
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. Applying this model to the formative years of American political culture from 1600-1865 demonstrates that American diversity exists within a single, coherent cultural universe, ...more
Paperback, 305 pages
Published March 5th 2007 by Lexington Books
(first published March 28th 2006)
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I found myself agreeing with just about everything in this book. Most of the topics of discussion are familiar--like the religious roots of American culture, for example--but Gilchrist (a BYU professor)puts them together in an intersting way. There are lots of references to sources I was unfamiliar with--this makes the book an excellent reference.