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Is blood thicker than water? : crises of nationalism in the modern world

Author: James M McPherson
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Vintage Books edView all editions and formats
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From James M. McPherson, here is a brilliant and passionate examination of nationalism in today's world and yesterday's. McPherson focuses on the current crisis in Canada ignited by Quebec's bid for independence and draws startling parallels between that stalemate and the schism between North and South that launched the American Civil War. From the former Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, and Yugoslavia to Rwanda and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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McPherson, James M.
Is blood thicker than water?
New York : Vintage Books, 1999
(OCoLC)607177416
Online version:
McPherson, James M.
Is blood thicker than water?
New York : Vintage Books, 1999
(OCoLC)610154900
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James M McPherson
ISBN: 0375704280 9780375704284
OCLC Number: 40631914
Notes: "Originally published in Canada by Vintage Canada ... in 1998"--T.p. verso.
Description: 90 p. ; 21 m.
Contents: Ch. 1. A Tale of Two Nations --
Ch. 2. Ethnic Versus Civic Nationalism in the American Civil War.
Responsibility: James M. McPherson.

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From James M. McPherson, here is a brilliant and passionate examination of nationalism in today's world and yesterday's. McPherson focuses on the current crisis in Canada ignited by Quebec's bid for independence and draws startling parallels between that stalemate and the schism between North and South that launched the American Civil War. From the former Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, and Yugoslavia to Rwanda and Burundi, nationalism, both ethnic and civic, remains one of the most dangerous and inflammatory of human sentiments. McPherson persuasively demonstrates that an understanding of the past can help us see the present more clearly.

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