American Nations

American Nations
Author: Colin Woodard
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781101544457
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Release: 2011-09-29
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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An illuminating history of North America's eleven rival cultural regions that explodes the red state-blue state myth. North America was settled by people with distinct religious, political, and ethnographic characteristics, creating regional cultures that have been at odds with one another ever since. Subsequent immigrants didn't confront or assimilate into an “American” or “Canadian” culture, but rather into one of the eleven distinct regional ones that spread over the continent each staking out mutually exclusive territory. In American Nations, Colin Woodard leads us on a journey through the history of our fractured continent, and the rivalries and alliances between its component nations, which conform to neither state nor international boundaries. He illustrates and explains why “American” values vary sharply from one region to another. Woodard (author of American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good) reveals how intranational differences have played a pivotal role at every point in the continent's history, from the American Revolution and the Civil War to the tumultuous sixties and the "blue county/red county" maps of recent presidential elections. American Nations is a revolutionary and revelatory take on America's myriad identities and how the conflicts between them have shaped our past and are molding our future.

American Nations

American Nations
Author: Colin Woodard
Pages: 371
ISBN: 0670022969
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Release: 2011
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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A history of North America's 11 rival cultural regions challenges popular perceptions about the red state-blue state conflict, tracing lingering tensions stemming from disparate intranational values that have shaped every major event in history. By the author of Ocean's End. 25,000 first printing.

Next American Nation

Next American Nation
Author: Michael Lind
Pages: 448
ISBN: 1451603096
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Release: 2010-06-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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Are we now, or have we ever been, a nation? As this century comes to a close, debates over immigration policy, racial preferences, and multiculturalism challenge the consensus that formerly grounded our national culture. The question of our national identity is as urgent as it has ever been in our history. Is our society disintegrating into a collection of separate ethnic enclaves, or is there a way that we can forge a coherent, unified identity as we enter the 21st century? In this "marvelously written, wide-ranging and thought-provoking"* book, Michael Lind provides a comprehensive revisionist view of the American past and offers a concrete proposal for nation-building reforms to strengthen the American future. He shows that the forces of nationalism and the ideal of a trans-racial melting pot need not be in conflict with each other, and he provides a practical agenda for a liberal nationalist revolution that would combine a new color-blind liberalism in civil rights with practical measures for reducing class-based barriers to racial integration. A stimulating critique of every kind of orthodox opinion as well as a vision of a new "Trans-American" majority, The Next American Nation may forever change the way we think and talk about American identity. *New York Newsday

The Nine Nations of North America

The Nine Nations of North America
Author: Joel Garreau
Pages: 427
ISBN: UOM:39076001347439
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Release: 1982
Editor: Avon Books
Language: en

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Divides North America into nine powers, and explains the cultural, ethnic, and geographic identities of each

History of the American Nation

History of the American Nation
Author: William James Jackman,Jacob Harris Patton,Rossiter Johnson
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCAL:B3372396
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Release: 1911
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Growth of the American Nation

The Growth of the American Nation
Author: Harry Pratt Judson
Pages: 359
ISBN: HARVARD:HX2W49
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Release: 1895
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Only Land I Know

The Only Land I Know
Author: Adolph L. Dial,David K. Eliades
Pages: 208
ISBN: 0815603606
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Release: 1996-02-01
Editor: Syracuse University Press
Language: en

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This is the standard history of the Lumbee Indian people of southwestern North Carolina, the largest Indian community in population east of the Mississippi. Dial and Eliades trace the history of this group through 1974. Among the subjects covered are the Lumbee during the colonial period and the revolutionary War; the Lowrie war; the infamous Lowrie Band of the Civil War; the development of the Lumbee educational system; Lumbee folklore; and the modern Lumbee

Canada a North American Nation

Canada  a North American Nation
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1011715457
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Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Rise of the American Nation

Rise of the American Nation
Author: Lewis Paul Todd,Merle Eugene Curti,Samuel H. Bryant
Pages: 784
ISBN: 0153760427
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Release: 1977
Editor: Harcourt College Pub
Language: en

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A textbook tracing the political, social, and economic history of the United States from the discovery of America to the present day.

American Character

American Character
Author: Colin Woodard
Pages: 308
ISBN: 9780525427896
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Release: 2016
Editor: Viking Adult
Language: en

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The struggle between individualism and the good of the community as a whole has been the basis of every major disagreement in America's history, from the debates at the Constitutional Convention to the civil rights movement to the Tea Party. In American Character, Colin Woodard traces these two key strands in American politics through the four centuries of the nation's existence, from the first colonies through the Gilded Age and Great Depression to the present day, and how different regions of the country have successfully or disastrously accommodated them.

The American Nation

The American Nation
Author: James West Davidson,Michael B. Stoff,STOFF
Pages: 271
ISBN: 013432238X
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Release: 1998-01-01
Editor: Prentice Hall
Language: en

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A History of the American Nation

A History of the American Nation
Author: Andrew Cunningham McLaughlin
Pages: 608
ISBN: IND:30000130931094
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Release: 1912
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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This America The Case for the Nation

This America  The Case for the Nation
Author: Jill Lepore
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781631496424
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Release: 2019-05-28
Editor: Liveright Publishing
Language: en

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From the acclaimed historian and New Yorker writer comes this urgent manifesto on the dilemma of nationalism and the erosion of liberalism in the twenty-first century. At a time of much despair over the future of liberal democracy, Jill Lepore makes a stirring case for the nation in This America, a follow-up to her much-celebrated history of the United States, These Truths. With dangerous forms of nationalism on the rise, Lepore, a Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer, repudiates nationalism here by explaining its long history—and the history of the idea of the nation itself—while calling for a “new Americanism”: a generous patriotism that requires an honest reckoning with America’s past. Lepore begins her argument with a primer on the origins of nations, explaining how liberalism, the nation-state, and liberal nationalism, developed together. Illiberal nationalism, however, emerged in the United States after the Civil War—resulting in the failure of Reconstruction, the rise of Jim Crow, and the restriction of immigration. Much of American history, Lepore argues, has been a battle between these two forms of nationalism, liberal and illiberal, all the way down to the nation’s latest, bitter struggles over immigration. Defending liberalism, as This America demonstrates, requires making the case for the nation. But American historians largely abandoned that defense in the 1960s when they stopped writing national history. By the 1980s they’d stopped studying the nation-state altogether and embraced globalism instead. “When serious historians abandon the study of the nation,” Lepore tellingly writes, “nationalism doesn’t die. Instead, it eats liberalism.” But liberalism is still in there, Lepore affirms, and This America is an attempt to pull it out. “In a world made up of nations, there is no more powerful way to fight the forces of prejudice, intolerance, and injustice than by a dedication to equality, citizenship, and equal rights, as guaranteed by a nation of laws.” A manifesto for a better nation, and a call for a “new Americanism,” This America reclaims the nation’s future by reclaiming its past.

Shakespeare and the American Nation

Shakespeare and the American Nation
Author: Kim C. Sturgess
Pages: 234
ISBN: 0521835852
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Release: 2004-06-17
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

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Why do so many Americans celebrate Shakespeare, a long-dead English poet and playwright? By the nineteenth century newly-independent America had chosen to reject the British monarchy and Parliament, class structure and traditions, yet their citizens still made William Shakespeare a naturalized American hero. Today the largest group of overseas visitors to Stratford-upon-Avon, the Royal Shakespeare Company and Bankside's Shakespeare's Globe Theatre come from America. Why? Is there more to Shakespeare's American popularity than just a love of men in doublet and hose speaking soliloquies? This book tells the story of America's relationship with Shakespeare. The story of how and why Shakespeare became a hero within American popular culture. Sturgess provides evidence of a comprehensive nineteenth-century appropriation of Shakespeare to the cause of the American Nation and shows that, as America entered the twentieth century a new world power, for many Americans Shakespeare had become as American as George Washington.

The Virginia Dynasty

The Virginia Dynasty
Author: Lynne Cheney
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781101980064
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Release: 2020-09-22
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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A vivid account of leadership focusing on the first four Virginia presidents--George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe--from the bestselling historian and author of James Madison. From a small expanse of land on the North American continent came four of the nation's first five presidents--a geographic dynasty whose members led a revolution, created a nation, and ultimately changed the world. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe were born, grew to manhood, and made their homes within a sixty-mile circle east of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Friends and rivals, they led in securing independence, hammering out the United States Constitution, and building a working republic. Acting together, they doubled the territory of the United States. From their disputes came American political parties and the weaponizing of newspapers, the media of the day. In this elegantly conceived and insightful new book from bestselling author Lynne Cheney, the four Virginians are not marble icons but vital figures deeply intent on building a nation where citizens could be free. Focusing on the intersecting roles these men played as warriors, intellectuals, and statesmen, Cheney takes us back to an exhilarating time when the Enlightenment opened new vistas for humankind. But even as the Virginians advanced liberty, equality, and human possibility, they held people in slavery and were slaveholders when they died. Lives built on slavery were incompatible with a free and just society; their actions contradicted the very ideals they espoused. They managed nonetheless to pass down those ideals, and they became powerful weapons for ending slavery. They inspired Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass and today undergird the freest nation on earth. Taking full measure of strengths and failures in the personal as well as the political lives of the men at the center of this book, Cheney offers a concise and original exploration of how the United States came to be.

The American Nation Basis of American history 1500 1900

The American Nation  Basis of American history  1500 1900
Author: Albert Bushnell Hart
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCR:31210006896474
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Release: 1904
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The American Nation

The American Nation
Author: Lewis Paul Todd,Merle Eugene Curti
Pages: 1122
ISBN: PSU:000022888389
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Release: 1986
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Religion and the American Nation

Religion and the American Nation
Author: John Frederick Wilson
Pages: 104
ISBN: 082032289X
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Release: 2003
Editor: University of Georgia Press
Language: en

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This lively survey ranges across several centuries of change in the ways historians have thought and written about religion in America. In particular, John F. Wilson is concerned with how historians have perceived religion's relationship to the political organization of our country. He begins by establishing the genesis of religion as a specialized area of American history in the nineteenth century, and then discusses religious history's development through the early 1970s. Along the way he considers topics ranging from the "long shadow" the Puritans have cast over our comprehension of religion in American history to the ascendancy of such institutions as the University of Chicago as systematizing forces in religious scholarship. Wilson then discusses how scholars, since the early 1970s, have sought to ground their accounts of American religious trends and events in ways that either avoid or transcend references to Puritanism. The rise of comparative religious histories, Wilson notes, has been the welcome outcome. Moving into the present, Wilson explores a range of behaviors, if not beliefs, that might be understood as religious aspects of American life, and looks at how the spiritual or religious dimensions of American cultural life have been expressed in gnosticism, the mass media, and consumerism. One commentator, Wilson notes, suggested that there are no longer any religions as such in America today, but only religious "brands." Wilson himself sees America as a place where there is room for Old World traditions and new spiritual initiatives, a modern nation remarkably hospitable to ancient preoccupations.

Days of Gold

Days of Gold
Author: Malcolm J. Rohrbough
Pages: 569
ISBN: 9780520216594
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Release: 1998-10-15
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

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On the morning of January 24, 1848, James W. Marshall discovered gold in California. The news spread across the continent, launching hundreds of ships and hitching a thousand prairie schooners filled with adventurers in search of heretofore unimagined wealth. Those who joined the procession—soon called 49ers—included the wealthy and the poor from every state and territory, including slaves brought by their owners. In numbers, they represented the greatest mass migration in the history of the Republic. In this first comprehensive history of the Gold Rush, Malcolm J. Rohrbough demonstrates that in its far-reaching repercussions, it was the most significant event in the first half of the nineteenth century. No other series of events between the Louisiana Purchase and the Civil War produced such a vast movement of people; called into question basic values of marriage, family, work, wealth, and leisure; led to so many varied consequences; and left such vivid memories among its participants. Through extensive research in diaries, letters, and other archival sources, Rohrbough uncovers the personal dilemmas and confusion that the Gold Rush brought. His engaging narrative depicts the complexity of human motivation behind the event and reveals the effects of the Gold Rush as it spread outward in ever-widening circles to touch the lives of families and communities everywhere in the United States. For those who joined the 49ers, the decision to go raised questions about marital obligations and family responsibilities. For those men—and women, whose experiences of being left behind have been largely ignored until now—who remained on the farm or in the shop, the absences of tens of thousands of men over a period of years had a profound impact, reshaping a thousand communities across the breadth of the American nation.

Rise of the American Nation

Rise of the American Nation
Author: Lewis Paul Todd,Merle Eugene Curti
Pages: 880
ISBN: 0153760303
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Release: 1982
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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A textbook tracing the political, social, and economic history of the United States from the discovery of America to the 1980s. Secondary level.