By Cara Lea Burnidge
With A peaceable Conquest, Cara Lea Burnidge offers the main precise research but of ways Wilson’s non secular 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 dating to the nationwide spiritual panorama, and paying better cognizance to the function of faith than in prior scholarship, Burnidge indicates how Wilson’s mixture of Southern evangelicalism and social Christianity grew to become a principal a part of how the United States observed itself on the earth, influencing possible secular coverage judgements in sophisticated, lasting methods. finally, 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, imperative position in overseas relations.
As the presidential election cycle once more increases questions of America’s position on the planet, A peaceable Conquest deals 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