Missionaries of Republicanism

A Religious History of the Mexican-American War
Author(s): 
Pinheiro, John C.
ISBN: 
9780199948673
Date published: 
April 2014
Hardback
Price: 
£29.99

The term "Manifest Destiny" has traditionally been linked to U.S. westward expansion in the nineteenth century, the desire to spread republican government, and racialist theories like Anglo-Saxonism. Yet few people realize the degree to which "Manifest Destiny" and American republicanism relied on a deeply anti-Catholic civil-religious discourse.