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The Resource The real American dream : a meditation on hope, Andrew Delbanco

The real American dream : a meditation on hope, Andrew Delbanco

Label
The real American dream : a meditation on hope
Title
The real American dream
Title remainder
a meditation on hope
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Delbanco
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Real American Dream one of the nation's premier literary scholars searches out the symbols and stories by which Americans have reached for something beyond worldly desire. A spiritual history ranging from the first English settlements to the present day, the book is also a lively, deeply learned meditation on hope." "Andrew Delbanco tells of the stringent God of Protestant Christianity, who exerted immense force over the language, institutions, and customs of the culture for nearly two hundred years. He describes the falling away of this God and the rise of the idea of a sacred nation-state. And, finally he speaks of our own moment, when symbols of nationalism are in decline, leaving us with nothing to satisfy the longing for transcendence once sustained by God and nation."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Delbanco, Andrew
Dewey number
973/.01
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.1
LC item number
.D416 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The William E. Massey, Sr. lectures in the history of American civilization
Series volume
1998
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National characteristics, American
  • Melancholy
  • Puritans
  • Nationalism
  • Self
  • United States
Label
The real American dream : a meditation on hope, Andrew Delbanco
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-138) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 1.
  • God
  • ch. 2.
  • Nation
  • ch. 3.
  • Self
Control code
40901143
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
viii, 143 pages
Isbn
9780674749252
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99021179
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The real American dream : a meditation on hope, Andrew Delbanco
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-138) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 1.
  • God
  • ch. 2.
  • Nation
  • ch. 3.
  • Self
Control code
40901143
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
viii, 143 pages
Isbn
9780674749252
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99021179
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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