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Providence and the Invention of the United States, 1607-1876

ISBN-10: 0521687306
ISBN-13: 9780521687300
Edition: 2007
Authors: Nicholas Guyatt
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Book details

Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/23/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

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Acknowledgments page
Introduction
Britain, America, and the Emergence of Providential Separatism
Providence and the Problem of England in Early America
"Openinge a Dore" : 1600-1640
"A Constant Correspondence": 1640-1660
"To Rip Up the Womb of Time": 1660-1700
Conclusion": "Magnalia Dei"
"Empires Are Mortal": The Origins of Providential Separatism, 1756-1775
"This Providential Key": Providence and Public Affairs in Hanoverian Britain
"The Indulgence of Heaven": National Identity in the Seven Years' War
"A Dream in the Night": The Discontinuities of British History
"That Awful Goal": Imperial Decline and the Future of America
"Open Paths": The Development of American Providentialism
Conclusion: "People of Different Genius"
"Becoming a Nation at Once": Providentialism and the American Revolution
"The Asylum of Liberty and True Religion": Patriot Providentialism
"To Deceive the Elect": The Limits of Providential Appeal
"Pencillers of Providence": Britain and the Meaning of the Revolution
Conclusion: Thanksgiving 1783-1784
Providence, Race, and the Limits of Revolution
"Our Glorious Example": The Limits of Revolutionary Providentialism
Providence, Reform, and Revlution: 1786-1796
Confounded Expectations: 1796-1808
"The Illustrious Hereafter": 1808-1815
Conclusion: "Citizens of the World"
"Deifying Prejudice": Race and Removal in the Early Republic
"The Hand of Heaven Is in It": The Blueprint for Indian Removal
"A Divine Impulse": Removing Blacks
"The Obvious Designs of Heaven": Providence and the Politics of Removal
Conclusion: "Judgments Are Yet to Be Visited upon Us"
"Divided Destinies": The Providential Meanings of American Slavery
"The Fulfillment of Our Mission": Expansion and Its Critics
Slavery and Providence
"The Key to American History": Slavery and the Rationale for Secession
Conclusion: "That Great Idea of National Continuity"
"The Regenerated Nation": The Civil War and the Price of Reunion
"What Is to Be the Mission of This Nation?": God and the Confederacy
"We Will Retrieve Our Destiny": Slavery, War, and Reunion
Conclusion: "The Great Deliverance"
William Lloyd Garrison's Complaint
Providence and the New South
"The Sacred Significance of This War"
Conclusion: "Centennial Reflections"
Index

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