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Shalev, Eran, 1970- author
American Zion : the Old Testament as a political text from the Revolution to the Civil War / Eran Shalev
Alternate Title Old Testament as a political text from the Revolution to the Civil War
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright New Haven, Conn. ; London, U.K. : Yale University Press, [2013]
©2013
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Subject United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783
United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1865
United States -- Religion
Bible. Old Testament -- Political aspects
Bible. O.T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Subject(s) Bible and politics -- United States -- History
Subject United States -- Relations -- Israel
Israel -- Relations -- United States
Subject(s) Nationalism -- United States -- History
Political culture -- United States -- History
Physical Description x, 239 pages ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-229) and index
Contents "The Jewish Cincinnatus" : Biblical Republicanism in the Age of the American Revolution -- "The United Tribes, or States of Israel" : The Hebrew Republic as a Political Model before the Civil War -- "A Truly American Spirit of Writing" : Pseudobiblicism, the Early Republic, and the Cultural Origins of the Book of Mormon -- Tribes Lost and Found : Israelites in Nineteenth-Century America -- Evangelicalism, Slavery, and the Decline of an Old Testament Nation -- Conclusion: Beyond Old Testamentism : The New Israel after the Civil War

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