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Author Smith-Rosenberg, Carroll.
Title This violent empire : the birth of an American national identity / Carroll Smith-Rosenberg.
Publication Info. Chapel Hill : Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture by the University of North Carolina Press, c2010.
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Description xxii, 484 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: "What, then, is the American, this new man?" -- Section 1. The new American-as-republican citizen -- Prologue 1: The drums of war/the thrust of empire -- Fusions and confusions -- Rebellious dandies and political fictions -- American Minervas -- Section 2. Dangerous doubles -- Prologue 2: Masculinity and masquerade -- Seeing red -- Subject female : authorizing an American identity -- Section 3. The new American-as-bourgeois gentleman -- Prologue 3: The ball -- Choreographing class/performing gentility -- Polished gentlemen, troublesome women, and dancing slaves -- Black gothic.
Subject National characteristics, American -- History -- 18th century.
United States -- Civilization -- 1783-1865.
Men, White -- United States -- Attitudes -- History -- 18th century.
Difference (Psychology) -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Political culture -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Violence -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Racism -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Paranoia -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Sexism -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Marginality, Social -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Added Author Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture.
Added Title Birth of an American national identity
ISBN 9780807832967 (cloth : alk. paper)
0807832960 (cloth : alk. paper)