Last edited by Kajim
Thursday, May 7, 2020 | History

6 edition of Myths America lives by found in the catalog.

Myths America lives by

Richard T. Hughes

Myths America lives by

by Richard T. Hughes

  • 308 Want to read
  • 20 Currently reading

Published by University of Illinois Press in Urbana, Ill .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • National characteristics, American,
  • Nationalism -- United States,
  • Myth -- Political aspects -- United States,
  • United States -- History -- Philosophy,
  • United States -- Foreign relations -- Philosophy,
  • United States -- History -- Religious aspects -- Christianity

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRichard T. Hughes ; foreword by Robert N. Bellah.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 224 p. ;
    Number of Pages224
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14441850M
    ISBN 100252072200
    OCLC/WorldCa56650964

    Myths America Lives By by Hughes Richard T.; - free mobi epub ebooks download. The Myth of Nature's Nation dominated the Revolutionary period and quickly became a staple in the American imagination. This myth held up for emulation the virtues and perfections of a golden age that nature embodied and that stood at the beginning of time.   “Myths America Lives By is an essential read for those interested in shattering the cycle of racism and imaging a new way forward. The book strikes the perfect balance between intellectual knowledge and heartfelt story-telling.” —Diverse Magazine.

    Richard T. Hughes's Myths America Lives By suggests that the United States has both created and been created by six national, and in some cases pre-national, : Kris Fresonke. Recommended by the Reverend David Wagner, Chaplain at Holy Innocents Episcopal School.

    Myths America Lives By Richard T. Hughes Chicago: University of Illinois Press, ). Hardback $ ISBN Richard T. Hughes calls us to see the American creed through the keen eyes of those whose life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness have not been self-evident throughout United States history: African. This book is the second edition of Myths America Lives By, a revision that Hughes was inspired to write by comments made by James Noel, a professor of African American Christianity and American religion at San Francisco Theological Seminary. After Hughes made a presentation on the first edition of his book, which looked at the five national myths, Noel told Hughes that he had left out the most.


Share this book
You might also like
Crime and Insanity in England

Crime and Insanity in England

odic force

odic force

Handbook of thermal insulation applications

Handbook of thermal insulation applications

Shelley at work

Shelley at work

Ready-to-use cartoons for church publications.

Ready-to-use cartoons for church publications.

Constitutions of the Grey Sisters of the Immaculate Conception.

Constitutions of the Grey Sisters of the Immaculate Conception.

OJJDP Fact Sheet, Highlights of the 2004 National Youth Gang Survey, #01, April 2006

OJJDP Fact Sheet, Highlights of the 2004 National Youth Gang Survey, #01, April 2006

Parametric studies of tandem mirror reactors

Parametric studies of tandem mirror reactors

Mother night.

Mother night.

temporal power of the Pope

temporal power of the Pope

Radio transmitters

Radio transmitters

The drawings of Josef Albers

The drawings of Josef Albers

Cincinnati

Cincinnati

XYZ of country stenciling

XYZ of country stenciling

Chemical quality of ground water in the western Oswego River basin, New York

Chemical quality of ground water in the western Oswego River basin, New York

Kahlil Gibran

Kahlil Gibran

Myths America lives by by Richard T. Hughes Download PDF EPUB FB2

Myths America Lives By is a very interesting explanation of American history and is quite relevant for American Christendom today. It certainly accomplishes its goal of convincing the reader that these myths are indeed present in the background of American culture, political rhetoric, and public by: "The American national story is a myth, built on a series of myths that Richard Hughes reveals in this critical book.

Myths America Lives By is a book we all need in order to understand ourselves, to understand our nation, to understand White supremacy."--Ibram X. Kendi, National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America5/5(5). The myths are the Myths America lives by book of the chosen nation, the myth of nature's nation, the myth of the Christian nation, the myth of the millennial nation, the myth of the innocent nation, and the beliefs that surround America's notion of capitalism.

The author then points out that these myths are powered or supported by the belief, 4/5. Myths America Lives By: White Supremacy and the Stories That Give Us Meaning by historian Richard T. Hughes is one such book. This volume is the second edition of this book.

The first edition did not acknowledge the centrality of the myth of white supremacy. Richard T. Hughes argues that the Innocent Nation myth prevented many Americans from understanding, or even discussing, the complex motivations of the 9/11 terrorists.

Myths America Lives By identifies five key myths that lie at the heart of the American experience -- the myths of 2/5.

Myths America Lives By: White Supremacy and the Stories That Give Us Meaning. Export a RIS file (For EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager, Zotero, Mendeley) Export a Text file (For BibTex) Note: Always review your references and make any necessary corrections before using.

Pay attention to names, capitalization, and dates. "Myths America Lives By is ferociously rational in its moral character. Hughes has written an elegant and compelling book. I am convinced that the reader will come away with a deeper appreciation of the major myths that govern our lives.

Richard Hughes is a brilliant, creative, and passionate scholar."/5(). A review of Richard Hughes’s book Myths America Lives By. Richard Hughes’s seminal book can be roughly described as exploding the myths in the American national subconscious, but this does not do the book justice.

In fact, Hughes says there are elements of each “Myth America Lives By” worth preserving (except the myth of the innocent nation).

Richard T. Hughes has 21 books on Goodreads with ratings. Richard T. Hughes’s most popular book is Myths America Lives By. "Myths America Lives By" is a very powerful and insightful book that may come as a hard knock to many readers, but is critically important to acknowledge.

Hughes has dug deep into America's history to uproot key events, philosophies, and struggles, to challenge key myths that have become part of the American landscape/5(14). Six myths lie at the heart of the American experience. Taken as aspirational, four of those myths remind us of our noblest ideals, challenging us to realize our nation's promise while galvanizing the sense of hope and unity we need to reach our : Richard T.

Hughes. AMERICAN MYTH, AMERICAN REALITY is an audacious and original interpretation of the functional value and importance of the myths we hold. Readers will argue with and applaud this book; they will follow its brilliant course, for it is a book that tells us what distinguishes Americans--how our myths are different, and how they reflect by: Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Myths America Lives By at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users/5.

"The American national story is a myth, built on a series of myths that Richard Hughes reveals in this critical book. Myths America Lives By is a book we all need in order to understand ourselves, to understand our nation, to understand White supremacy."--Ibram X.

Kendi, National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. "The American national story is a myth, built on a series of myths that Richard Hughes reveals in this critical book.

Myths America Lives By is a book we all need in order to understand ourselves, to understand our nation, to understand white supremacy."--Ibram X.

Kendi, National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. "Myths America Lives By" is a very powerful and insightful book that may come as a hard knock to many readers, but is critically important to acknowledge.

Hughes has dug deep into America's history to uproot key events, philosophies, and struggles, to challenge key myths that have become part of the American landscape.5/5(5). Myths America Lives By: White Supremacy and the Stories That Give Us Meaning Posted on December 9, by PLT Staff.

From the publisher: Six myths lie at the heart of the American experience. Taken as aspirational, four of those myths remind us of our noblest ideals, challenging us to realize our nation’s promise while galvanizing the sense.

Get this from a library. Myths America lives by: white supremacy and the stories that give us meaning. [Richard T Hughes; Robert N Bellah; Molefi Kete Asante] -- "In the first edition of Myths America Lives By, Hughes identified the five key myths that lie at the heart of the American experience--the myths of the Chosen Nation, of Nature's Nation, of the.

"Myths America Lives By is ferociously rational in its moral character. Hughes has written an elegant and compelling book. I am convinced that the reader will come away with a deeper appreciation of the major myths that govern our lives.

Richard Hughes is a brilliant, creative, and passionate scholar."/5(12). Myths America Lives By is a dialog between the mainstream mythmakers and the many critics - including Martin Luther King Jr., Ida B. Wells, Frederick Douglass, Black Elk, Anna J. Cooper, and Booker T.

Washington, Malcom X, Angela Davis, and W.E.B. DuBois - whose dissent, rather than being un-American, was often grounded in a patriotic belief in 5/5(2). -- Peter J. Gomes, author of The Good Life: Truths That Last in Times of Need "Myths America Lives By is ferociously rational in its moral character.

Hughes has written an elegant and compelling book. I am convinced that the reader will come away with a deeper appreciation of .Myths America Lives By: White Supremacy and the Stories That Give Us Meaning [Richard T. Hughes]. Six myths lie at the heart of the American experience.

Taken as aspirational, four of those myths remind us of our noblest ideals, challenging us to reaAuthor: Richard T. Hughes.Peter J. Gomes, author of The Good Life: Truths That Last in Times of Need "Myths America Lives By is ferociously rational in its moral character.

Hughes has written an elegant and compelling book. I am convinced that the reader will come away with a deeper appreciation of .