A Peaceful Conquest Hardback

Woodrow Wilson, Religion, and the New World Order

by Cara Lea Burnidge;

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A Peaceful Conquest

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A century after his presidency, Woodrow Wilson remains one of the most compelling and complicated figures ever to occupy the Oval Office. A political outsider, Wilson brought to the presidency a distinctive, strongly held worldview, built on powerful religious traditions that informed his idea of America and its place in the world. With A Peaceful Conquest, Cara Lea Burnidge presents the most detailed analysis yet of how Wilson's religious beliefs affected his vision of American foreign policy, with repercussions that lasted into the Cold War and beyond. Framing Wilson's intellectual development in relationship to the national religious landscape, and paying greater attention to the role of religion than in previous scholarship, Burnidge shows how Wilson's blend of Southern evangelicalism and social Christianity became a central part of how America saw itself in the world, influencing seemingly secular policy decisions in subtle, lasting ways. Ultimately, Burnidge makes a case for Wilson's religiosity as one of the key drivers of the emergence of the public conception of America's unique, indispensable role in international relations.
As the presidential election cycle once again raises questions of America's place in the world, Peaceful Conquest offers a fascinating excavation of its little-known roots.

A Peaceful Conquest by Cara Lea Burnidge was published by The University of Chicago Press in October 2016. The ISBN for A Peaceful Conquest is 9780226232317.

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Details for A Peaceful Conquest

Page last updated 14th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherThe University of Chicago Press (October 2016)
Number of Pages232
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4450077
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