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

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
Statement of responsibility
Carroll Smith-Rosenberg
Title variation
  • Violent empire
  • Birth of an American national identity
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
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."--Jacket
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JSTOR
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Smith-Rosenberg, Carroll
Dewey number
973.2/5
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E164
LC item number
.S64 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture
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  • National characteristics, American
  • United States
  • Men, White
  • Difference (Psychology)
  • Political culture
  • Violence
  • Racism
  • Paranoia
  • Sexism
  • Marginality, Social
  • Verenigde Staten
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This violent empire : the birth of an American national identity, Carroll Smith-Rosenberg
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Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "What, then, is the American, this new man?" -- Section 1. The new American-as-republican citizen -- Prologue 1: The drums of war/the thrust of empire -- Fusions and confusions -- Rebellious dandies and political fictions -- American Minervas -- Section 2. Dangerous doubles -- Prologue 2: Masculinity and masquerade -- Seeing red -- Subject female : authorizing an American identity -- Section 3. The new American-as-bourgeois gentleman -- Prologue 3: The ball -- Choreographing class/performing gentility -- Polished gentlemen, troublesome women, and dancing slaves -- Black gothic
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 484 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469600390
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn861793465
Label
This violent empire : the birth of an American national identity, Carroll Smith-Rosenberg
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "What, then, is the American, this new man?" -- Section 1. The new American-as-republican citizen -- Prologue 1: The drums of war/the thrust of empire -- Fusions and confusions -- Rebellious dandies and political fictions -- American Minervas -- Section 2. Dangerous doubles -- Prologue 2: Masculinity and masquerade -- Seeing red -- Subject female : authorizing an American identity -- Section 3. The new American-as-bourgeois gentleman -- Prologue 3: The ball -- Choreographing class/performing gentility -- Polished gentlemen, troublesome women, and dancing slaves -- Black gothic
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 484 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469600390
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn861793465

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