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The Mediating Nation: Late American Realism, Globalization, and the Progressive State

Nathaniel Cadle


From the 1880s through 1920, the United States shifted from an identity of nativism and protectionism to one marked by an increasingly ambitious international outlook. By the early twentieth century, as Woodrow Wilson would later declare, the United States had become both the literal embodiment of all the earth's peoples and a nation representing all nations and cultures through its ethnic and cultural diversity. This purported capability to connect with all peoples, this book argues, allowed American literary writers to circulate their work internationally and thereby promote not only the nat ... More

Keywords: nativism, protectionism, cultural diversity, progressivism, realism, W. E. B. Du Bois, Henry James, United States, Woodrow Wilson, North America

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781469618456
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618456.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nathaniel Cadle, author
Florida International University