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The Resource In the midst of perpetual fetes : the making of American nationalism, 1776-1820, David Waldstreicher

In the midst of perpetual fetes : the making of American nationalism, 1776-1820, David Waldstreicher

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In the midst of perpetual fetes : the making of American nationalism, 1776-1820
Title
In the midst of perpetual fetes
Title remainder
the making of American nationalism, 1776-1820
Statement of responsibility
David Waldstreicher
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
David Waldstreicher's In the Midst of Perpetual Fetes probes the practices of nationalism in a country made up of inherent and evolving divisions. His question is simple: How did national celebrations work as political strategy and as unifying event? Pursuing this inquiry, Waldstreicher offers a series of rich explorations into the dynamics of festivities that celebrated - or mourned - events and characters in the early republic. Using an innovative methodology and a sophisticated theoretical framework, Waldstreicher uncovers the processes that generated a profusion of patriotic sentiment. While celebrations like those for the Constitution, the Fourth of July, Washington's birthday, Jefferson's inauguration, and the end of the slave trade enabled nonvoters to participate intimately in the political process, they also provided ways to keep women and blacks in prescribed, noncitizen roles, even as members of both groups began to use celebrations for their own ends. Through a careful analysis of printed materials - newspapers, broadsides, toasts, orations, and ballads, - in relation to nationalist practices, Waldstreicher traces the emergence of an American political culture formed around a desired unity of purpose
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DLC
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Waldstreicher, David
Dewey number
973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E210
LC item number
.W35 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture
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  • Nationalism
  • Festivals
  • Political culture
  • Nationalism
  • Festivals
  • Political culture
  • United States
  • United States
Label
In the midst of perpetual fetes : the making of American nationalism, 1776-1820, David Waldstreicher
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • National Characters
  • Pt. 2.
  • Election, Sections, and Races.
  • 4.
  • The Celebration of Politics.
  • 5.
  • Regionalism, Nationalism, and the Geopolitics of Celebration.
  • 6.
  • Mixed Feelings: Race and Nation.
  • Epilogue: "You May Rejoice, I Must Mourn"
  • Introduction: The Practices of Nationalism
  • Pt. 1.
  • Revolution, Nation, State.
  • 1.
  • The Revolutionary Politics of Celebration.
  • 2.
  • The Constitution of Federal Feeling.
  • 3.
Control code
36900832
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 364 pages
Isbn
9780807823842
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97018908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
In the midst of perpetual fetes : the making of American nationalism, 1776-1820, David Waldstreicher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • National Characters
  • Pt. 2.
  • Election, Sections, and Races.
  • 4.
  • The Celebration of Politics.
  • 5.
  • Regionalism, Nationalism, and the Geopolitics of Celebration.
  • 6.
  • Mixed Feelings: Race and Nation.
  • Epilogue: "You May Rejoice, I Must Mourn"
  • Introduction: The Practices of Nationalism
  • Pt. 1.
  • Revolution, Nation, State.
  • 1.
  • The Revolutionary Politics of Celebration.
  • 2.
  • The Constitution of Federal Feeling.
  • 3.
Control code
36900832
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 364 pages
Isbn
9780807823842
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97018908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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