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One nation under God : how corporate America invented Christian America

by Kruse, Kevin Michael, 1972- (Author)

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"We're often told that the United States is, was, and always has been a Christian nation. But in One Nation Under God, historian Kevin M. Kruse reveals that the idea of 'Christian America' is an invention--and a relatively recent one at that. As Kruse argues, the belief that America is fundamentally... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Part I. Creation
  • "Freedom Under God"
  • The Great Crusades
  • Part II. Consecration
  • "Government Under God"
  • Pledging Allegiance
  • Pitchmen for Piety
  • Part III. Conflict
  • "Whose Religious Tradition?"
  • "Our So-Called Religious Leaders"
  • "Which Side Are You On?"
  • Epilogue.