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“One People” Nationalism

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/9780195306439.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

One rhetorical feature of American nationalism has been a constant: that the United States is composed of “one people” sutured by shared loyalty to the polity. The political upshot is that American ... More


The Liberty of Strangers: Making the American Nation

Desmond King

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195306439
eISBN:
9780199850617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306439.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Spanning the entire 20th century and encompassing immigration policies, the nationalistic fallout from both world wars, the civil rights movement, and nation-building efforts in the postcolonial era, ... More


America Abroad at Home: International Pressures and Nationhood

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/9780195306439.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter describes the way in which the United States' role in supporting anti-colonial movements and other expressions of democracy abroad linked the nation further with a Wilsonian doctrine of ... More


Conclusion: America’s Post-Multiculturalist Settlement

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/9780195306439.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Modern American nationhood can best be described as an ideology of post-multiculturalism: the wide acknowledgment of group distinctions combined with a state struggling to ensure that government ... More


Emancipation and Antiparty Nationalism in the 1864 Election Campaign

Adam I. P. Smith

in No Party Now: Politics in the Civil War North

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195188653
eISBN:
9780199868346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188653.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the 1864 election campaign. Rallying support in the name of the nation and the “loyal, earnest, patriotic” public was the means by which an increasingly divisive war could be ... More


The Melancholy That Is Not Her Own: The Evolution of the Blueswoman and the Consolidation of Whiteness

Jermaine Singleton

in Cultural Melancholy: Readings of Race, Impossible Mourning, and African American Ritual

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039621
eISBN:
9780252097713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039621.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter elaborates on the mutually constitutive nature of the blueswoman's grievances and those of a burgeoning normative social body rife with social loss. It argues that if the discourse of ... More


Introduction

Robert Burgoyne

in Film Nation: Hollywood Looks at U.S. History, Revised Edition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816642915
eISBN:
9781452945842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816642915.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the study, which comprises five films that offer complex and sophisticated treatments of the linked themes of nationhood and history. One of the most ... More


Queering Celie’s Same-Sex Desire: Impossible Mourning, Trauma, and Heterosexual Failure in Alice Walker’s

Jermaine Singleton

in Cultural Melancholy: Readings of Race, Impossible Mourning, and African American Ritual

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039621
eISBN:
9780252097713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039621.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter places psychoanalytic theories of melancholia in conversation with Walker's The Color Purple to show how “deviant” desire is engendered within and maintained by racialized ... More


The Limitations of Antislavery

Winthrop D. Jordan

in White Over Black: American Attitudes toward the Negro, 1550-1812

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834022
eISBN:
9781469600765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807838686_jordan.15
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter argues that, if the antislavery organizations are also taken into account, it is possible to detect a significant chronological pattern which dovetails with the timing of economic ... More


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