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The age of Lincoln and Cavour : comparative perspectives on 19th-century American and Italian nation-building, Enrico Dal Lago, (electronic book ;)

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The age of Lincoln and Cavour : comparative perspectives on 19th-century American and Italian nation-building
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The age of Lincoln and Cavour
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comparative perspectives on 19th-century American and Italian nation-building
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Enrico Dal Lago
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eng
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In the 19th century, both Italy and the US were young countries pursuing liberal nationalism even as unity was threatened by a recalcitrant southern population. This nuanced analysis of abolitionism and Italian democratic nationalism, Lincoln and Cavour, and the nation's two civil wars provides powerful new insights into their histories.
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1966-
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Dal Lago, Enrico
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945.08
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non fiction
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  • Nationalism
  • Nationalism
  • Italy
  • United States
  • Italy
  • United States
  • Cavour, Camillo Benso
  • Lincoln, Abraham
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A comparison of the United States and Italy in the nineteenth century yields some remarkable similarities. In both instances, a relatively young country sought to cultivate liberal nationalist sentiments, economic progress, and technological modernization. At the same time, both Italy and the U.S. faced a direct threat to national unity in the form of a recalcitrant southern population, culminating in unprecedented bloodshed and social instability. While many historians have commented on these parallels, they have until now not been subject to a full scholarly study. Here, Enrico Dal Lago provides a nuanced analysis of this era by examining the ideologies of American abolitionism and Italian democratic nationalism, the public personae of Abraham Lincoln and Camillo Cavour, and the bitter conflicts that threatened both nations beginning in 1861. His study provides powerful new insights into the histories of two countries, both on their own terms and in the wider context of the nineteenth-century Euro-American world
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The age of Lincoln and Cavour : comparative perspectives on 19th-century American and Italian nation-building, Enrico Dal Lago, (electronic book ;)
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  • Epublication based on: 9781137485427, 2015
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Introduction: Nation-Building in the Age of Lincoln and Cavour: Three Comparative Dimensions PART I: NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICAN ABOLITIONISM AND ITALIAN DEMOCRATIC NATIONALISM 1. Radicalism and Nationalism: Northern "Liberators" and Southern Laborers in the United States and Italy, 1830-1860 2. Purging Nations with Blood: John Brown, Pisacane, Social Justice, and Guerrilla Warfare PART II: LINCOLN, CAVOUR, AND "PROGRESSIVE NATIONALISM" 3. Economic Progress, Markets, and Railways in Lincoln's and Cavour's Early Careers 4. "Progressive Nationalism," Politics, and National Unifications: Lincoln and Cavour after 1850 PART III: SECESSION, CIVIL WAR, AND NATION-BUILDING IN THE UNITED STATES AND ITALY 5. The Specter of Confederate Secession in Early Post-Unification Italy 6. Inner Civil Wars in the Confederate South and the Italian Mezzogiorno, 1861-1865
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9781137490124
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244 p.
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electronic
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9781137490124
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unspecified
Label
The age of Lincoln and Cavour : comparative perspectives on 19th-century American and Italian nation-building, Enrico Dal Lago, (electronic book ;)
Publication
Note
  • Electronic book text
  • Epublication based on: 9781137485427, 2015
Contents
Introduction: Nation-Building in the Age of Lincoln and Cavour: Three Comparative Dimensions PART I: NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICAN ABOLITIONISM AND ITALIAN DEMOCRATIC NATIONALISM 1. Radicalism and Nationalism: Northern "Liberators" and Southern Laborers in the United States and Italy, 1830-1860 2. Purging Nations with Blood: John Brown, Pisacane, Social Justice, and Guerrilla Warfare PART II: LINCOLN, CAVOUR, AND "PROGRESSIVE NATIONALISM" 3. Economic Progress, Markets, and Railways in Lincoln's and Cavour's Early Careers 4. "Progressive Nationalism," Politics, and National Unifications: Lincoln and Cavour after 1850 PART III: SECESSION, CIVIL WAR, AND NATION-BUILDING IN THE UNITED STATES AND ITALY 5. The Specter of Confederate Secession in Early Post-Unification Italy 6. Inner Civil Wars in the Confederate South and the Italian Mezzogiorno, 1861-1865
Control code
9781137490124
Extent
244 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137490124
Specific material designation
unspecified

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