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Cover -- Contents -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 -- Spain: Elect Nation and Messianic World Ruler -- France: Holy Land, Chosen People and Most Christian King: French Canada -- England: God's True Church and Chosen People -- New England: God's New Elect Nation and Promised Land -- Chapter 2 -- Religion, the American Revolution and the Rights of Man -- The Excluded Other of North America: the American Indians -- The African Excluded Other: Slavery and Segregation -- Chapter 3 -- Manifest Destiny and WASP Exclusivity -- The Conquest of Texas and the War with Mexico -- The Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo -- Betrayal of the Treaty: The Dispossession of Indians, Californios and Blacks -- Chinese Exclusion in California -- Chapter 4 -- Ideological Visions: Social Darwinism and the Social Gospel -- Threats to American Manhood and the Need for War -- The Spanish-American War and the Curtailing of Cuban Independence -- The Philippine-American War -- Making Central America and the Caribbean America's Backyard: 1900-1934 -- Chapter 5 -- Stages in the Cold War -- The American National Security State and Foreign Policy -- Anti-Communism as the American Cold War Civil Religion -- Decolonization and Counter-Revolution -- Counter-revolution in Latin America -- U.S. Interventions in Southeast Asia -- The Second Cold War and Renewed Intervention in Central America -- The End of the Cold War: An Opportunity Betrayed -- Chapter 6 -- New Demands for Military Expansion -- War as a Tool of Foreign Policy -- Economic Globalization and U.S. Empire -- Pentagon Capitalism and an Empire of Bases -- Ideologies of Empire: Neoliberal, Neoconservative and Christian Fundamentalist -- Neoconservative Imperatives -- The Christian Right -- After 9/11: Seizing the Moment -- The Denouement of American Empire? -- Chapter 7 -- Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson in the Colonial Period.
Tom Paine and Abigail Adams in the Revolutionary Era -- Abolitionists/Feminists in the 1830s-1860s -- Eugene Debs, Jane Addams and the Labor Question -- Martin Luther King: Racism, Poverty, War and Sexism in the 1960s -- Chapter 8 -- Dismantling the Theology of American Empire: The Chosen Nation -- God and the Nations -- Good and Evil -- Messianic Hope -- Re-imagining America's Place in the World Community: Curbing American and Global Militarism -- Poverty -- Environmental Devastation -- How Do We Get There from Here? -- Bibliography -- Index of Biblical References -- General Index.
America views itself as a nation inhabiting a "promised land" and enjoying a favoured relation with God. This view of unique election has been coupled with racial exclusivism and the marginalization of non-white citizens. America, Amerikkka traces the historical and ideological patterns behind America's sense of itself. In its examination of America's "chosenness", the book ranges across the doctrine of the "rights of man" in the 18th and 19th centuries, the role of America in the twentieth century as "global policeman", and the enforcement of neo-colonial relations over the "third world". The volume argues for a vision of global relations between peoples based on justice and mutuality, rather than hegemonic dominance.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2019. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.