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Celebrating the fourth : Independence Day and the rites of nationalism in the early Republic

Author: Len Travers
Publisher: Amherst, Mass. : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Public rituals have always held a vital place in American culture. By far the noisiest and most popular of these to emerge in the nation's early years was Independence Day. After a decade of fitful starts, the Fourth of July eclipsed local and regional patriotic observances to become the premier "American Jubilee." Celebrating the Fourth provides a history of this holiday and explores its role in shaping a national  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Travers, Len, 1952-
Celebrating the fourth.
Amherst, Mass. : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)605893030
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Len Travers
ISBN: 1558490604 9781558490604
OCLC Number: 34617816
Description: x, 278 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
"Excellent Political Moves" --
Spiritual Blood --
A Partisan Holiday --
Observing the Fourth --
"Even to Blood" --
Making Over the Fourth --
Jubilee --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Len Travers.
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This work provides a history of American Independence Day and explores its role in shaping a national identity and consciousness in Boston, Charleston and Philadelphia during the first 50 years of  Read more...

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