Prologue: "Bonds of affection" : three founding moments -- pt. 1. Winthrop and America's point of departure. Introduction: Hawthorne's suggestion. A model of Christian charity. Two cities upon a hill -- pt. 2. Jefferson and the founding. Introduction: 1776 - the other document. A model of natural liberty. "To close the circle of our felicities" -- pt. 3. Lincoln's refounding. Introduction: From Tom to Abe : the agapic ends of America's bloodiest war. "Hail fall of furry! Reign of reason, all hail." "This nation under God." A model of civic charity -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1. A model of Christian charity -- Appendix 2. Thomas Jefferson's "original rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence -- Appendix 3. Thomas Jefferson's first inaugural -- Appendix 4. Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural.
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