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City on a Hill: A History of American Exceptionalism
Abram Van Engen (Washington University in St. Louis) shows how the phrase “City on a hill,” from a 1630 sermon by Massachusetts Bay governor John Winthrop, shaped the story of American exceptionalism in the 20th century. By tracing the strange history of Winthrop’s speech, from total obscurity in its own day to pervasive use in modern politics, Van Engen reveals the way national stories take shape and shows us how those tales continue to influence competing visions of the country—theView more
There is a $10 per person fee (no charge for MHS Fellows and Members, EBT or ConnectorCare cardholders).
1154 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02115