Cities on a Hill: A Journey Through Contemporary American Cultures - A Journey Through Contemporary American Cultures - Frances FitzGerald (1986)
ISBN 0-671-55209-0
Genre Religion
Subject Community organization - Case studies; Gays - Case studies; Lifestyles - Case studies; Religious communities - Case studies; Retirement communities - Case studies
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication Date October 1986
Format Hardcover (234 x 155 mm)
Language eng
Plot

"We must consider that we shall be A City Upon a Hill, the eyes of all people upon us," John Winthrop told his Pilgrim community crossing the Atlantic to found the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Four centuries later, Americans are still building Cities Upon a Hill.

In Cities on a Hill Pulitzer Prize-winner Frances FitzGerald explores this often eccentric, sometimes prophetic inclination in America. With characteristic wit and insight she examines four radically different communities -- a fundamentalist church, a guru-inspired commune, a Sunbelt retirement city, and a gay activist community -- all embodying this visionary drive to shake the past and build anew.

Frances FitzGerald here gives eloquent voice and definition to a quintessentially American impulse. It is a resonant work of literary imagination and journalistic precision.

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Product Details
LoC Classification HN59.F57 1986
Dewey 307/.0973
Cover Price $19.95
No. of Pages 414