By Cara Lea Burnidge

A century after his presidency, Woodrow Wilson is still probably the most compelling and intricate figures ever to occupy the Oval workplace. A political outsider, Wilson dropped at the presidency a particular, strongly held worldview, outfitted on robust non secular traditions that expert his notion of the US and its position within the world.

With A peaceable Conquest, Cara Lea Burnidge provides the main special research but of the way Wilson’s spiritual ideals affected his imaginative and prescient of yank overseas coverage, with repercussions that lasted into the chilly struggle and past. Framing Wilson’s highbrow improvement in dating to the nationwide non secular panorama, and paying higher realization to the position of faith than in past scholarship, Burnidge indicates how Wilson’s combination of Southern evangelicalism and social Christianity grew to become a imperative a part of how the US observed itself on the earth, influencing probably 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 distinctive, quintessential function in foreign relations.

As the presidential election cycle once more increases questions of America’s position on this planet, A peaceable Conquest bargains a desirable excavation of its little-known roots.


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