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From the Publisher"In this excellent book, Stephanie Kermes makes a signal contribution to cultural history and regional history. She draws on a transatlantic research base, and she offers a host of original insights on the creation of identity in the early national era. All scholars of New England and the early Republic should read this book."
—Joan E. Cashin, editor of Our Common Affairs: Texts from Women in the Old South
"Taken together, these forays into regional consciousness-building add valuable insights into the often schizophrenic development of "American" identity ebfore the Age of Jackson."
—Len Travers, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, American Historical Review
"Kernes's book makes an important contribution to our understanding of the relationship between nationa, regional, and local identities in early national America."
—Paul E. Teed, Saginaw Valley State University, Michigan