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Warring for America: Cultural Contests in the Era of 1812

Nicole Eustace and Fredrika J. Teute

Abstract

The aftershocks of the American Revolution reverberated through the early nineteenth century, leaving the new country unsettled and at odds with itself. The essays in Warring for America offer a kaleidoscope of perspectives on the internal divisions amongst the inhabitants of the early Republic that hindered the emergence of a coherent American nation as much as did the lingering impact of British imperial influence. Traditional understanding of the War of 1812 era as a moment that reaffirmed the political independence of the United States, thereby ushering in a neat period of stability, have ... More

Keywords: American identity, nationalism, patriarchy, Federalist fiction, Atlantic slave trade, free blacks, presidential authority, Native American geographies, marriage and the state, cultural history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781469631516
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631516.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicole Eustace, editor
New York University

Fredrika J. Teute, editor
Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture (retired)

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