Making Good Americans: The Politics of Willa Cather’s Death Comes for the Archbishop

@article{Old2020MakingGA,
  title={Making Good Americans: The Politics of Willa Cather’s Death Comes for the Archbishop},
  author={James Paul Old},
  journal={Perspectives on Political Science},
  year={2020},
  volume={50},
  pages={52 - 61}
}
  • James Paul Old
  • Published 2020
  • Sociology
  • Perspectives on Political Science
Abstract Willa Cather’s novel Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927) offers a reflection on the role that religious faith can play in the creation and maintenance of national identity and social solidarity. As liberal democracies develop and their populations become more diverse, the citizens of these societies must find new points of commonality in order to maintain the sense that they share something important with others. Cather’s novel depicts the United States at the time of its expansion… Expand

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