The Idea of a Southern Nation: Southern Nationalists and Southern Nationalism, 1830-1860 / Edition 1 by John McCardell | 9780393952032 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Idea of a Southern Nation: Southern Nationalists and Southern Nationalism, 1830-1860 / Edition 1

The Idea of a Southern Nation: Southern Nationalists and Southern Nationalism, 1830-1860 / Edition 1

by John McCardell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393952037

ISBN-13: 9780393952032

Pub. Date: 11/28/1981

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

As the nineteenth century began, the United States was a country in search of definition, of national character. Like other Americans, Southerners found the process of national self-definition urgent and exhilarating.
But a series of shocks—social, economic, intellectual, and, finally, political—gave an increasingly distinctive twist to the ideology of

Overview

As the nineteenth century began, the United States was a country in search of definition, of national character. Like other Americans, Southerners found the process of national self-definition urgent and exhilarating.
But a series of shocks—social, economic, intellectual, and, finally, political—gave an increasingly distinctive twist to the ideology of nationalism that developed in the South. By 1860, through agreeing with the North over constitutional fundamentals and sharing with other Americans similar hopes and fears, many Southerners had concluded that only in a separate Southern nation could their rights and security be preserved. This book is a study of how and why the ideology of Southern nationalism arose and spread. It attempts to explain within the framework of an evolving national character how Northern and Southern versions of American nationalism, both of which professed allegiance to the Constitution, led to civil war.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393952032
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/1981
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
408,423
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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