Publisher description for Providence and the invention of the United States, 1607-1876 / Nicholas Guyatt.


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Nicholas Guyatt offers a completely new understanding of a central question in American history: how did Americans come to think that God favored the United States above other nations? Making sense of previously diffuse debates on manifest destiny, millenarianism, and American mission, Providence and the Invention of the United States explains the origins and development of the idea that God has a special plan for America. The benefits and costs of this idea deserve careful consideration.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
United States -- Church history.
Nationalism -- United States.
Providence and government of God
Nationalism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain.