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Creating an American Identity: New England, 1789-1825 [NOOK Book]

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Creating an American Identity examines the relationship between regionalism and nationalism in New England between 1789 and 1825. Stephanie Kermes demonstrates how New Englanders and their neighbors in New York and Pennsylvania used trans-Atlantic symbols as both a model and an antithesis in the creation of their own national identity during this period. In inventing their collective identity, Northerners not only excluded Europeans but also Southerners from their vision of America. Widely used visual ...

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Creating an American Identity: New England, 1789-1825

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Overview

Creating an American Identity examines the relationship between regionalism and nationalism in New England between 1789 and 1825. Stephanie Kermes demonstrates how New Englanders and their neighbors in New York and Pennsylvania used trans-Atlantic symbols as both a model and an antithesis in the creation of their own national identity during this period. In inventing their collective identity, Northerners not only excluded Europeans but also Southerners from their vision of America. Widely used visual representations of New England landscapes, virtues, and people cultivated a strong regional loyalty, which in turn help to forge an American nationalism.

About the Author:
Stephanie Kermes is an Assistant Professor of Social Science at Boston University. She lives in Salem, Massachusetts with her husband and daughter

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"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
 
 
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230267602
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 6/24/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 901 KB

Meet the Author

Stephanie Kermes is an Assistant Professor of Social Science at Boston University.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures

Introduction 1

Ch. 1 New Englandizing America 15

Ch. 2 A Prussian Monarch - an American Hero: Early Republican Royalism and Parallels between the Cult of Frederick the Great and Celebrations of the First American President 57

Ch. 3 Failed Republicans: Images of the British and the French 87

Ch. 4 Hero of Liberty: New England Celebrations of General Lafayette during His Visit in 1824-1825 117

Ch. 5 Separation for the Nation: The Movement for Maine's Statehood 145

Ch. 6 God's People: The Creation of a Protestant Nation 169

Conclusion 197

Notes 203

Bibliography 273

Index 287

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