How a new American identity was forged by immigration and expansion a century ago.
In Barbarian Virtues, Matthew Frye Jacobson offers a keenly argued and persuasive history of the close relationship between immigration and America's newly expansionist ambitions at the turn of the twentieth century. Jacobson draws upon political documents, novels, travelogues, academic treatises, and art as he recasts American political life. In so doing, he shows how today's attitudes about "Americanism" -- from Border Watch to the Gulf War -- were set in this crucial period, when the dynamics of industrialization rapidly accelerated the rate at which Americans were coming in contact with foreign peoples.
|Publisher:||Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.79(d)|
Table of Contents
|Introduction: Barbarism, Virtue, and Modern American Nationalism||3|
|1.||Export Markets: The World's Peoples as Consumers||15|
|2.||Labor Markets: The World's Peoples as American Workers||59|
|3.||Parables of Progress: Travelogues, Ghetto Sketches, and Fictions of the Foreigner||105|
|4.||Theories of Development: Scholarly Disciplines and the Hierarchy of Peoples||139|
|5.||Accents of Menace: Immigrants in the Republic||179|
|6.||Children of Barbarism: Republican Imperatives and Imperial Wards||221|
|Conclusion: The Temper of U.S. Nationalism--Coming [pi] of Age in the Philippines||261|