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The American Bible: How Our Words Unite, Divide, and Define a Nation by Stephen Prothero

The American Bible: How Our Words Unite, Divide, and Define a Nation

by Stephen Prothero


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Since Thomas Jefferson first recorded those self-evident truths in the Declaration of Independence, America has been a nation that has unfolded as much on the page and the podium as on battlefields or in statehouses. Here Stephen Prothero reveals which texts continue to generate controversy and drive debate. He then puts these voices into conversation, tracing how prominent leaders and thinkers of one generation have commented upon the core texts of another, and invites listeners to join in.

Few can question that the Constitution is part of our shared cultural lexicon, that the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision still impacts lives, or that "The Star-Spangled Banner" informs our national identity. But Prothero also considers lesser known texts that have sparked our war of words, including Thomas Paine's Common Sense and Maya Lin's Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

In The American Bible, Christopher Hitchens weighs in on Huck Finn, and Sarah Palin comments on Martin Luther King Jr. From the speeches of Presidents Lincoln, Kennedy, and Reagan to the novels of Harriet Beecher Stowe and Ayn Rand, Prothero takes the listener into the heart of America's culture wars. These "scriptures" provide the words that continue to unite, divide, and define Americans today.


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  • Published: May 2012
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: T068650
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