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The Myth of American Individualism:
The Protestant Origins of American Political Thought
Barry Alan Shain

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction3
Pt. 1Standing: The Public Good, the Individual, and the Community
Ch. 1Three Discourses in Defense of the Public Good23
Ch. 2A Sketch of 18th-Century American Communalism48
Ch. 3Localism and the Myth of American Individualism84
Ch. 4Three Leading Views of the Individual, Plus One116
Pt. 2The Meaning of Liberty in the Revolutionary Era
Ch. 5A Delusive Similarity: (Ordered) Liberty and Freedom155
Ch. 6Spiritual Liberty: The Quintessential Liberty193
Ch. 7Corporate Liberty: Political and Civil241
Ch. 8The Concept of Slavery: Liberty's Antithesis289
Afterword320
Bibliography329
Index379

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