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The Resource A contest of civilizations : exposing the crisis of American exceptionalism in the Civil War era, Andrew F. Lang

A contest of civilizations : exposing the crisis of American exceptionalism in the Civil War era, Andrew F. Lang

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A contest of civilizations : exposing the crisis of American exceptionalism in the Civil War era
Title
A contest of civilizations
Title remainder
exposing the crisis of American exceptionalism in the Civil War era
Statement of responsibility
Andrew F. Lang
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eng
Summary
Most mid-nineteenth-century Americans regarded the United States as an exceptional democratic republic that stood apart from a world seemingly riddled with revolutionary turmoil and aristocratic consolidation. Viewing themselves as distinct from and even superior to other societies, Americans considered their nation an unprecedented experiment in political moderation and constitutional democracy. But as abolitionism in England, economic unrest in Europe, and upheaval in the Caribbean and Latin America began to influence domestic affairs, the foundational ideas of national identity also faced new questions. And with the outbreak of civil war, as two rival governments each claimed the mantle of civilized democracy, the United States' claim to unique standing in the community of nations dissolved into crisis. Could the Union chart a distinct course in human affairs when slaveholders, abolitionists, free people of color, and enslaved African Americans all possessed irreconcilable definitions of nationhood? In this sweeping history of political ideas, Andrew F. Lang reappraises the Civil War era as a crisis of American exceptionalism. Through this lens, Lang shows how the intellectual, political, and social ramifications of the war and its meaning rippled through the decades that followed, not only for the nation's own people but also in the ways the nation sought to redefine its place on the world stage
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Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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1982-
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Lang, Andrew F.
Dewey number
973.7/1
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Littlefield history of the Civil War era
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  • Exceptionalism
  • National characteristics, American
  • Group identity
  • United States
  • United States
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adult
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A contest of civilizations : exposing the crisis of American exceptionalism in the Civil War era, Andrew F. Lang
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
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MWT13281401
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469660080
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computer
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rdamedia.
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  • c
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MWT13281401
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remote
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13281401
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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A contest of civilizations : exposing the crisis of American exceptionalism in the Civil War era, Andrew F. Lang
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT13281401
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469660080
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT13281401
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
13281401
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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