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Hellfire nation the politics of sin in American history by James A. Morone

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Religion and politics -- United States -- History,
  • United States -- Politics and government,
  • United States -- Moral conditions,
  • United States -- Social conditions

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementJames A. Morone.
LC ClassificationsE183 .M873 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 575 p. :
Number of Pages575
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3554125M
ISBN 100300094841
LC Control Number2002007541

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