1st Edition

Trump and the Protestant Reaction to Make America Great Again

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ISBN 9780367676841
November 1, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
120 Pages

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Book Description

Trump and History explores how polarised interpretations of America’s past influence the present and vice versa. A focus on competing Protestant reactions to President Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ evidences a fundamental divide over how America should remember historical racism, sexism and exploitation. Additionally, these Protestants disagree over how the past influences present injustice and equality. Rowley proposes that recovering a complex view of the past, confessing the bad and embracing the good, might help Americans have a shared memory that can bridge polarisation and work to secure justice and equality.

An accessible and timely book, this is essential reading for those concerned with the vexed relationship of religion and politics in the United States, including students and scholars in the fields of Protestantism, history, political science, religious studies, and sociology.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Colonial America and Contemporary Politics

2. What Does MAGA Mean?

3. Make America Great Again

4. Make America Lament

5. Make America Better

6. Conclusion

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Matthew Rowley is Honorary Fellow at the University of Leicester and Research Associate at the Cambridge Institute on Religion & International Studies, UK.