By Cara Lea Burnidge
With A peaceable Conquest, Cara Lea Burnidge offers the main precise research but of the way Wilson’s spiritual ideals affected his imaginative and prescient of yankee international coverage, with repercussions that lasted into the chilly conflict and past. Framing Wilson’s highbrow improvement in dating to the nationwide spiritual panorama, and paying larger awareness to the position of faith than in earlier scholarship, Burnidge exhibits how Wilson’s combination of Southern evangelicalism and social Christianity turned a principal a part of how the USA observed itself on this planet, influencing likely secular coverage judgements in sophisticated, lasting methods. eventually, Burnidge makes a case for Wilson’s religiosity as one of many key drivers of the emergence of the general public belief of America’s precise, integral position in overseas relations.
As the presidential election cycle once more increases questions of America’s position on this planet, A peaceable Conquest deals a desirable excavation of its little-known roots.
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A Peaceful Conquest: Woodrow Wilson, Religion, and the New World Order by Cara Lea Burnidge