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A Peaceful Conquest: Woodrow Wilson, Religion, and the New World Order

Cara Lea Burnidge


A century after his presidency, Woodrow Wilson remains one of the most compelling and complicated figures ever to occupy the Oval Office. A political outsider, Wilson brought to the presidency a distinctive, strongly held worldview, built on powerful religious traditions that informed his idea of America and its place in the world. This book presents a detailed analysis of how Wilson's religious beliefs affected his vision of American foreign policy, with repercussions that lasted into the Cold War and beyond. Framing Wilson's intellectual development in relationship to the national religious ... More

Keywords: Woodrow Wilson, presidency, religious beliefs, American foreign policy, Cold War, Southern evangelicalism, social Christianity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226232317
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226232454.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cara Lea Burnidge, author
University of Northern Iowa.