0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies

Not currently available

This Violent Empire - The Birth of an American National Identity (Electronic book text)
This Violent Empire - The Birth of an American National Identity (Electronic book text): Carroll Smith-Rosenberg

Share your images

This Violent Empire - The Birth of an American National Identity (Electronic book text)

Carroll Smith-Rosenberg

Series: Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American Hist

 (sign in to rate)

Bookmark and Share

We don't currently have any sources for this product. If you add this item to your wish list we will let you know when it becomes available.

"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.

General

Imprint: University of North Carolina Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American Hist
Release date: December 2012
Authors: Carroll Smith-Rosenberg
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 512
ISBN-13: 978-1-4696-0039-0
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies
Books > Humanities > History > American history
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > General
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > General
Books > Humanities > History > American history > 1500 to 1800
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Equal opportunities
Books > History > American history
Books > History > American history > 1500 to 1800
Promotions
LSN: 1-4696-0039-0
Barcode: 9781469600390

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Partners