This Violent Empire: The Birth of an American National Identity

ISBN 0807832960 BOOK This Violent Empire: The Birth of an American National Identity Ê Carroll Smith-Rosenberg
  • This Violent Empire: The Birth of an American National Identity
  • Hardcover
  • 484
  • Carroll Smith-Rosenberg
  • English
  • 11 December 2019
  • 0807832960

About the Author: Carroll Smith-Rosenberg

ISBN 0807832960 BOOK This Violent Empire: The Birth of an American National Identity Ê Carroll Smith-Rosenberg Carroll Smith Rosenberg, the eminent feminist scholar and professor emerita of History, American Culture, and Women s Studies at the University of Michigan, is the author of several books and many groundbreaking essays on gender, sexuality, feminism, body politics, race and colonialism.She radically changed the conceptualization of nineteenth century gender relations with her pioneering 1975 article The Female World of Love and Ritual She argued that women act as agents of their own history and are not merely acted upon With the use of diaries and letters of women during a period ranging from the 1760s to the 1880s, Smith Rosenberg contended that American women in this period constituded a mutually supportive society separate from the world of their fathers, brothers, and husbands, in which women were of primary importance in each other s lives Her study broke away from a Freudian perspective and provided evidence of passionately romantic relations among women that lasted lifetimes and were unaffected by their marriages.She has held many fellowships, including from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities Professor Smith Rosenberg is a past Director of American Culture and a former member of the LSA Executive Committee She has twice received the Binkley Stephenson Award for best article in the Journal of American History Her most recent book is This Violent Empire The Birth of an American National Identity 2010.


Ê F389 Ï BOOK ↠´ This Violent Empire: The Birth of an American National Identity ê Carroll Smith-Rosenberg 4E1B This Violent Empire traces the origins of American violence, racism, and paranoia to the founding moments of the new nation and the initial instability of Americans national sense of selfFusing cultural and political analyses to create a new form of political history, Carroll Smith Rosenberg explores Violent Empire traces the origins of American violence, racism, and paranoia to the founding moments of the new nation and the initial instability of Americans national sense of selfFusing cultural and political analyses to create a new form of political history, Carroll Smith Rosenberg explores the ways the founding generation, lacking a common history, governmental infrastructures, and shared culture, solidified their national sense of self by imagining a series of Others African Americans, Native Americans, book This Violent Empire: The Birth of an American National Identity ↠´ This Violent Empire: The Birth of an American National Identity ê Carroll Smith-Rosenberg women, the propertyless whose differences from European American male founders overshadowed the differences that divided those founders These Others, dangerous and polluting, had to be excluded from the European American body politic Feared, but also desired, they refused to be marginalized, incurring increasingly enraged enactments of their political and social exclusion that shaped our long history of racism, xenophobia, and sexism Close readings of political rhetoric during the Constitutional debates reveal the genesis of this long history

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