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Nationalism, Christianity and Kierkegaard

Stephen Backhouse

in Kierkegaard's Critique of Christian Nationalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199604722
eISBN:
9780191729324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604722.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Philosophy of Religion

The first chapter begins by examining the issue of nations and nationalisms. It considers the symbolic and narrative nature of nationalism and looks at the quasi‐theological currents that lie at the ... More


Dislocating Race & Nation: Episodes in Nineteenth-Century American Literary Nationalism

Robert S. Levine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832264
eISBN:
9781469605654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887882_levine
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

American literary nationalism is traditionally understood as a cohesive literary tradition developed in the newly independent United States that emphasized the unique features of America and ... More


One Among Many: The United States and National Unification

Carl N. Degler

in The Gettysburg Lectures

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195089110
eISBN:
9780199853830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195089110.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter introduces the panorama of nation-building amidst a time when America was facing a civil war of independence. Lincoln believed that the Union of 1787 had created a nation that was ... More


Choosing New Members: The Rise of Immigration Restriction

Desmond King

in The Liberty of Strangers: Making the American Nation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195306439
eISBN:
9780199850617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306439.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on assimilability, which was the talked-about word of the new immigration policy established in the 1920s. It demonstrates that throughout the 19th century and into the opening ... More


Prologue: Undoings

Robert S. Levine

in Dislocating Race & Nation: Episodes in Nineteenth-Century American Literary Nationalism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832264
eISBN:
9781469605654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887882_levine.4
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book is about literary practice in a historical mode. It does not set forth a new theory of American literary nationalism; it does not “locate” race and nation or offer any other ... More


Civil Society and American Nationalism, 1776–1865

Neem Johann N.

in Politics and Partnerships: The Role of Voluntary Associations in America's Political Past and Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226109961
eISBN:
9780226109985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226109985.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter examines the role of civil society in fostering American nationalism. Nationalism, according to Charles Taylor, is vital to modern liberal democracies. In a democracy, persuasion must be ... More


Dear Appalachia: Readers, Identity, and Popular Fiction since 1878

Emily Satterwhite

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813130101
eISBN:
9780813135854
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813130101.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book demonstrates the value of using fan mail and online customer reviews to determine what meanings readers made of popular fictions set in Appalachia. Employing the methodological innovation ... More


Epilogue: The United States in the British Empire *

Jay Sexton

in British North America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199206124
eISBN:
9780191746635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206124.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The early American republic remained embedded in the structures of the British Empire long after the achievement of its political independence in 1783. The nationalism of “postcolonial America,” as ... More


Battling the Anglo-Saxon Myth: Irish Identity in the Antebellum United States, 1848–1861

Cian T. McMahon

in Global Dimensions of Irish Identity: Race, Nation, and the Popular Press, 1840-1880

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620107
eISBN:
9781469620121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620107.003.0004
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter looks at the contours of Irish American racial discourse between the arrival of the first Young Irelanders in the late 1840s to the United States and the outbreak of the Civil War in ... More


“The Songs of a Nation”: The Connecticut Wits and the New English Empire

Sam Haselby

in The Origins of American Religious Nationalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199329571
eISBN:
9780199391387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199329571.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter identifies the first fully articulated vision of American nationalism as that of a small literary movement in 1760s New England, the Connecticut Wits. By looking at the social themes of ... More


The Future Republic

Thomas M. Allen

in A Republic in Time: Temporality and Social Imagination in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831793
eISBN:
9781469603827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807868171_allen.5
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter sets the stage for time and American national identity by investigating the relationship between time and space through a reconfiguration of the classic problem of republic and empire. ... More


American Zion

Eran Shalev

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300186925
eISBN:
9780300188417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300186925.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Bible has always been an integral part of American political culture. Yet in the years before the Civil War, it was the Old Testament, not the New Testament, that pervaded political rhetoric. ... More


Immigrants against the State: Yiddish and Italian Anarchism in America

Kenyon Zimmer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039386
eISBN:
9780252097430
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039386.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

From the 1880s through the 1940s, tens of thousands of first- and second-generation immigrants embraced the anarchist cause after arriving on American shores. This book explores why these migrants ... More


Irish Nationalists in America: The Politics of Exile, 1798–1998

David Brundage

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780195331776
eISBN:
9780199378166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331776.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

This book is a full-scale history of Irish nationalists in the United States from the brief exile of Theobald Wolfe Tone, founder of Irish republican nationalism, in Philadelphia on the eve of the ... More


Gospel of Disunion: Religion and Separatism in the Antebellum South

Mitchell Snay

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807846872
eISBN:
9781469616162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469616155_Snay
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The centrality of religion in the life of the Old South, the strongly religious nature of the sectional controversy over slavery, and the close affinity between religion and antebellum American ... More


Unsettled Life: Early Liberia’s Epistolary Equivocations

David Kazanjian

in Unsettled States: Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479857722
eISBN:
9781479818334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479857722.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter reveals the fault lines of black diaspora theory by examining how black settlers from the United States were suspended in a social subjectivity that resisted being consolidated as ... More


The Transatlantic Odyssey of Theobald Wolfe Tone

David Brundage

in Irish Nationalists in America: The Politics of Exile, 1798–1998

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780195331776
eISBN:
9780199378166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331776.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the life of Wolfe Tone, with particular attention to his role in the formation of the Society of United Irishmen, his political exile in the United States, his efforts to ... More


A New Kind of Christian: Brian McLaren and the Emerging Church

Shayne Lee and Phillip Luke Sinitiere

in Holy Mavericks: Evangelical Innovators and the Spiritual Marketplace

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752340
eISBN:
9780814753453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752340.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores how Brian McLaren attracts many followers by challenging evangelicalism. McLaren is a pastor, best-selling author, ministry consultant, and influential leader in a rapidly ... More


Hating and Loving the “Real” Abe Lincolns: Lincoln and the American South

David W. Blight

in The Global Lincoln

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195379112
eISBN:
9780190254643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195379112.003.0016
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the image and reception of Abraham Lincoln in the American South. It analyzes the concept of a “Southerner” and describes how Southerners have used, appropriated, hated, loved, ... More


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