The Resource Myths America lives by, Richard T. Hughes ; foreword by Robert N. Bellah

Myths America lives by, Richard T. Hughes ; foreword by Robert N. Bellah

Label
Myths America lives by
Title
Myths America lives by
Statement of responsibility
Richard T. Hughes ; foreword by Robert N. Bellah
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book Richard T. Hughes identifies the five key myths that lie at the heart of the American experience - the myths of the Chosen Nation, of Nature's Nation, of the Christian Nation, of the Millennial Nation, and of the Innocent Nation." "Drawing on a range of dissenting voices, Hughes shows that by canonizing these seemingly harmless fables of national identity as absolute truths, America risks undermining the sweepingly egalitarian promise of the Declaration of Independence." "Hughes locates the roots of each myth in a different period of America's development, and from each of these periods he finds stirring critiques offered by marginalized commentators - especially African Americans and Native Americans - each questioning a predominant myth."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973
  • 973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
E175.9
LC item number
.H84 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Myths America lives by, Richard T. Hughes ; foreword by Robert N. Bellah
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • zbnus
  • mel
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Contents
Foreword / Robert N. Bellah -- 1. The Myth of the Chosen Nation: The Colonial Period -- 2. The Myth of Nature's Nation: The Revolutionary Period -- 3. The Myth of the Christian Nation: The Early National Period -- 4. The Myth of the Millennial Nation: The Early National Period -- 5. The Mythic Dimensions of American Capitalism: The Gilded Age -- 6. The Myth of the Innocent Nation: The Twentieth Century
Control code
000024338691
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 203p.
Isbn
9780252028601
Lccn
2002156582
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.b20554709
System control number
  • 24338691pw
  • (OCoLC)51297144

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