By Eran Shalev
The Bible has regularly been an essential component of yankee political culture. Yet within the years prior to the Civil battle, it used to be the outdated testomony, now not the hot testomony, that pervaded political rhetoric. From innovative instances via approximately 1830, a variety of American politicians, commentators, ministers, and laymen depicted their younger kingdom as a brand new, God-chosen Israel and depended on the outdated testomony for political guidance.
In this unique publication, historian Eran Shalev heavily examines how this robust predilection for outdated testomony narratives and rhetoric in early the USA formed a variety of debates and cultural discussions—from republican ideology, constitutional interpretation, southern slavery, and extra in most cases the that means of yank nationalism to speculations at the origins of yank Indians and to the emergence of Mormonism. Shalev argues that the trouble to form the USA as a biblical country mirrored conflicting attitudes in the culture—proudly smug at the one hand yet doubtful approximately its talents and supreme future at the other. With nice nuance, American Zion explores for the 1st time the which means and lasting results of the assumption of the U.S. as a brand new Israel and sheds new mild on our figuring out of the nation’s origins and tradition through the founding and antebellum decades.
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