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Attendant cruelties. Nation and nationalism in American history

Higonnet, Patrice L. R., 1938-

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ISBN 10: 1590512359 / ISBN 13: 9781590512357
Verlag: New York : Other Press, 2007, 2007
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, L, 378pp., very good dust-jacket, very good gray hardcoveer, The author's Harvard faculty site lists six of his books from 1971 to 2011 but does not mention this one. -- CONTENTS: An almost chosen people -- On the path to nationhood -- An American republic -- A democratic sense of self -- National democratism -- God's new message in Lincoln's America -- A "reconstructed" nation -- Robber baron America -- America renewed and debased -- Premonitions -- Missed opportunities -- Decline and fall -- Wars of religion in Bush's America. ISBN 9781590512357 . Buchnummer des Verkäufers 37527

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Titel: Attendant cruelties. Nation and nationalism ...

Verlag: New York : Other Press, 2007

Erscheinungsdatum: 2007

Einband: Hardcover

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An exploration of the nature of American nationalism and its manipulation by unscrupulous presidents.

For nearly four centuries, religion and capitalism have been the central values of the American way. Most Americans have made of this national legacy a force of inclusion in a land shaped by successive waves of change and immigration. But others have chosen to define their nation's values by exclusion, within a Republic to be sure, but within a democratic polity that was also constrained by race, class, and gender. In consequence, America has often been deeply divided—as during its terrible Civil War—but it is also the only country in the world where Left and Right have had and still have so broad a common origin. Anticlericalism and anticapitalism, which are the cornerstones of European leftist thinking, have never secured a broad audience in the United States.

Throughout the nation's history, unforeseen circumstances have often decided which of these two themes — inclusion or exclusion — will prevail. Hence the power of America's presidents to push their country toward either humane libertarianism — as did Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt during America's darkest hours — or toward racism, imperialism, and war — as did Jackson with the expulsion of the Cherokees, McKinley with the Philippines in 1898, and George W. Bush with the whole world today.

About the Author:

Patrice Higonnet

Patrice Higonnet was born in Paris in 1938. He was educated in American, French, and English universities and is currently the Goelet Professor of History at Harvard University. He has written books on the compared history of the French and the American Revolutions, and on French history and culture, most recently Paris: Capital of the World(Harvard University Press, 2005). He has also had numerous articles published in renowned academic journals, as well as reviews in the Times Literary Supplement, the London Review, the New York Review of Books, and the New York Times Book Review.

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