Parades and the Politics of the Street: Festive Culture in the Early American Republic / Edition 1

Parades and the Politics of the Street: Festive Culture in the Early American Republic / Edition 1

by Simon P. Newman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0812217241

ISBN-13: 9780812217247

Pub. Date: 12/14/1999

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

Simon P. Newman vividly evokes the celebrations of America's first national holidays in the years between the ratification of the Constitution and the inauguration of Thomas Jefferson. He demonstrates how, by taking part in the festive culture of the streets, ordinary American men and women were able to play a significant role in forging the political culture of

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Simon P. Newman vividly evokes the celebrations of America's first national holidays in the years between the ratification of the Constitution and the inauguration of Thomas Jefferson. He demonstrates how, by taking part in the festive culture of the streets, ordinary American men and women were able to play a significant role in forging the political culture of the young nation. The creation of many of the patriotic holidays we still celebrate coincided with the emergence of the first two-party system. With the political songs they sang, the liberty poles they raised, and the partisan badges they wore, Americans of many walks of life helped shape a new national politics destined to replace the regional practices of the colonial era.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812217247
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
12/14/1999
Series:
Early American Studies Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
0.65(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction: The Significance of Popular Political Culture1
1Resistance, Revolution, and Nationhood: The Origins of a National Popular Political Culture11
2The Partisan Politics of Popular Leadership44
3The Popular Politics of Independence Day83
4Celebrating the French Revolution120
5Songs, Signs, and Symbols: The Everyday Discourse of Popular Politics152
6Conclusion: The Regularization of Popular Political Culture186
Abbreviations193
Notes195
Bibliography245
Index265

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