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Bonds of Affection
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Notions of Christian love, or charity, strongly shaped the political thought of John Winthrop, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln as each presided over a foundational moment in the development of American democracy. Matthew Holland examines how each fi

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Prologue: ‘‘Bonds of Affection’’—Three Founding Moments
  2. pp. 1-17
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  1. PART ONE: Winthrop and America’s Point of Departure
  2. p. 19
  1. Hawthorne’s Suggestion
  2. pp. 21-26
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  1. 1 A Model of Christian Charity
  2. pp. 27-55
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  1. 2 Two Cities upon a Hill
  2. pp. 56-90
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  1. PART TWO: Jefferson and the Founding
  2. p. 91
  1. 1776—The Other Declaration
  2. pp. 93-95
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  1. 3 A Model of Natural Liberty
  2. pp. 97-127
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  1. 4 ‘‘To Close the Circle of Our Felicities’’
  2. pp. 128-157
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  1. PART THREE: Lincoln and the Refounding of America
  2. p. 159
  1. From Tom to Abe
  2. pp. 161-168
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  1. 5 ‘‘Hail Fall of Fury! Reign of Reason, All Hail!’’
  2. pp. 169-199
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  1. 6 ‘‘This Nation, Under God’’
  2. pp. 200-218
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  1. 7 A Model of Civic Charity
  2. pp. 219-240
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  1. Conclusion: Bonds of Freedom
  2. pp. 241-259
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  1. Appendix A: John Winthrop’s ‘‘A Model of Christian Charity’’ Speech
  2. pp. 261-276
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  1. Appendix B: Thomas Jefferson’s ‘‘original Rough draught’’ of the Declaration of Independence
  2. pp. 277-281
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  1. Appendix C: Thomas Jefferson’s First Inaugural
  2. pp. 283-287
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  1. Appendix D: Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural
  2. pp. 289-290
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 291-307
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 309-321
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