By Cara Lea Burnidge
With A peaceable Conquest, Cara Lea Burnidge offers the main targeted research but of ways Wilson’s spiritual ideals affected his imaginative and prescient of yankee overseas coverage, with repercussions that lasted into the chilly warfare and past. Framing Wilson’s highbrow improvement in courting to the nationwide spiritual panorama, and paying higher recognition to the function of faith than in prior scholarship, Burnidge indicates how Wilson’s combination of Southern evangelicalism and social Christianity grew to become a valuable a part of how the United States observed itself on the earth, influencing likely secular coverage judgements in refined, lasting methods. eventually, Burnidge makes a case for Wilson’s religiosity as one of many key drivers of the emergence of the general public notion of America’s special, integral position in foreign relations.
As the presidential election cycle once more increases questions of America’s position on the planet, A peaceable Conquest bargains a desirable excavation of its little-known roots.
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A Peaceful Conquest: Woodrow Wilson, Religion, and the New World Order by Cara Lea Burnidge