<i>Patriotism and Piety: Federalist Politics and Religious Struggle in the New American Nation</i> by Jonathan J. Den Hartog (review)

Patriotism and Piety: Federalist Politics and Religious Struggle in the New American... 402 � JOURNAL OF THE EARLY REPUBLIC (Summer 2016) (Oxford, UK, 2011) and numerous other publications on early republi- can culture and society. Patriotism and Piety: Federalist Politics and Religious Struggle in the New American Nation. By Jonathan J. Den Hartog. (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015. Pp. 280. Cloth, $39.50.) Reviewed by Benjamin E. Park For being a short-lived political movement, Federalism certainly has received many revisionist historical treatments. A decade ago, Doron S. Ben-Atar and Barbara B. Oberg edited an essay collection titled Federal- ists Reconsidered (Charlottesville, VA, 1999), which concluded with an epilogue that declared the political movement was ‘‘still in need of recon- sideration.’’ Recent scholarship has simultaneously declared Federalism a regionalist clique by New England cranks that had little impact outside of parochial political debates, a cultural movement with larger and longer-lasting influence on society in general than typically allowed, and a political mindset that shaped the American democratic tradition. Thus, even if the political party did not last more than three decades, all can agree that it has at least proved an enigma for historians and an oft- revisited concept in American historiography. Jonathan Den Hartog offers a fresh contribution to this staid http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Early Republic University of Pennsylvania Press

<i>Patriotism and Piety: Federalist Politics and Religious Struggle in the New American Nation</i> by Jonathan J. Den Hartog (review)

Journal of the Early Republic, Volume 36 (2) – Jun 14, 2016

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402 � JOURNAL OF THE EARLY REPUBLIC (Summer 2016) (Oxford, UK, 2011) and numerous other publications on early republi- can culture and society. Patriotism and Piety: Federalist Politics and Religious Struggle in the New American Nation. By Jonathan J. Den Hartog. (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015. Pp. 280. Cloth, $39.50.) Reviewed by Benjamin E. Park For being a short-lived political movement, Federalism certainly has received many revisionist historical treatments. A decade ago, Doron S. Ben-Atar and Barbara B. Oberg edited an essay collection titled Federal- ists Reconsidered (Charlottesville, VA, 1999), which concluded with an epilogue that declared the political movement was ‘‘still in need of recon- sideration.’’ Recent scholarship has simultaneously declared Federalism a regionalist clique by New England cranks that had little impact outside of parochial political debates, a cultural movement with larger and longer-lasting influence on society in general than typically allowed, and a political mindset that shaped the American democratic tradition. Thus, even if the political party did not last more than three decades, all can agree that it has at least proved an enigma for historians and an oft- revisited concept in American historiography. Jonathan Den Hartog offers a fresh contribution to this staid

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