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American Catholic: The Politics of Faith During the Cold War

D. G. Hart


This book places the rise of the United States' political conservatism in the context of ferment within the Roman Catholic Church. How did Roman Catholics shift from being perceived as un-American to emerging as the most vocal defenders of the United States as the standard bearer in world history for political liberty and economic prosperity? This book charts the development of the complex relationship between Roman Catholicism and American conservatism, and it shows how these two seemingly antagonistic ideological groups became intertwined in advancing a certain brand of domestic and internat ... More

Keywords: political conservatism, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Catholics, United States, Roman Catholicism, American conservatism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501700576
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501700576.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

D. G. Hart, author
Hillsdale College