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This violent empire : the birth of an American national identity, Carroll Smith-Rosenberg

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This violent empire : the birth of an American national identity
Title
This violent empire
Title remainder
the birth of an American national identity
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Carroll Smith-Rosenberg
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Language
eng
Summary
"This Violent Empire traces the origins of American violence, racism, and paranoia to the founding moments of the new nation and the initial instability of Americans' national sense of self." "Fusing cultural and political analyses to create a new form of political history, Carroll Smith-Rosenberg explores the ways the founding generation, lacking a common history, governmental infrastructures, and shared culture, solidified their national sense of self by imagining a series of "Others" (African Americans, Native Americans, women, the propertyless) whose differences from European American male founders overshadowed the differences that divided those founders. These "Others," dangerous and polluting, had to be excluded from the European American body politic. Feared, but also desired, they refused to be marginalized, incurring increasingly enraged enactments of their political and social exclusion that shaped our long history of racism, xenophobia, and sexism. Close readings of political rhetoric during the Constitutional debates reveal the genesis of this long history."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Smith-Rosenberg, Carroll
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture
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  • National characteristics, American
  • Men, White
  • Difference (Psychology)
  • Political culture
  • Violence
  • Racism
  • Paranoia
  • Sexism
  • Marginality, Social
  • United States
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This violent empire : the birth of an American national identity, Carroll Smith-Rosenberg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Introduction.
  • "What Then Is the American, This New Man?".
  • p. 1
  • Sect. 1.
  • New American-As-Republican Citizen
  • Prologue One: The Drums of War / The Thrust of Empire.
  • p. 47
  • Ch. 1.
  • Fusions and Confusions.
  • p. 55
  • Ch. 2.
  • Rebellious Dandies and Political Fictions.
  • p. 88
  • Ch. 3.
  • American Minervas.
  • p. 136
  • Sect. 2.
  • Dangerous Doubles
  • Prologue Two: Masculinity and Masquerade.
  • p. 191
  • Ch. 4.
  • Seeing Red.
  • p. 207
  • Ch. 5.
  • Subject Female: Authorizing an American Identity.
  • p. 250
  • Sect. 3.
  • New American-As-Bourgeois Gentleman
  • Prologue Three: The Ball.
  • p. 291
  • Ch. 6.
  • Choreographing Class / Performing Gentility.
  • p. 309
  • Ch. 7.
  • Polished Gentlemen, Troublesome Women, and Dancing Slaves.
  • p. 365
  • Ch. 8.
  • Black Gothic.
  • p. 413
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 465
  • Index.
  • p. 469
Control code
021744734
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxii, 484 p.
Isbn
9780807832967
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
2009039481
Other physical details
ill.
Label
This violent empire : the birth of an American national identity, Carroll Smith-Rosenberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Introduction.
  • "What Then Is the American, This New Man?".
  • p. 1
  • Sect. 1.
  • New American-As-Republican Citizen
  • Prologue One: The Drums of War / The Thrust of Empire.
  • p. 47
  • Ch. 1.
  • Fusions and Confusions.
  • p. 55
  • Ch. 2.
  • Rebellious Dandies and Political Fictions.
  • p. 88
  • Ch. 3.
  • American Minervas.
  • p. 136
  • Sect. 2.
  • Dangerous Doubles
  • Prologue Two: Masculinity and Masquerade.
  • p. 191
  • Ch. 4.
  • Seeing Red.
  • p. 207
  • Ch. 5.
  • Subject Female: Authorizing an American Identity.
  • p. 250
  • Sect. 3.
  • New American-As-Bourgeois Gentleman
  • Prologue Three: The Ball.
  • p. 291
  • Ch. 6.
  • Choreographing Class / Performing Gentility.
  • p. 309
  • Ch. 7.
  • Polished Gentlemen, Troublesome Women, and Dancing Slaves.
  • p. 365
  • Ch. 8.
  • Black Gothic.
  • p. 413
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 465
  • Index.
  • p. 469
Control code
021744734
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxii, 484 p.
Isbn
9780807832967
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
2009039481
Other physical details
ill.

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