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A republic in time : temporality and social imagination in nineteenth-century America

Author: Thomas M Allen
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008.
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The development of the American nation has typically been interpreted in terms of its expansion through space, specifically its growth westward. This book posits time, not space, as the most significant territory of the young nation. It argues that beginning in the nineteenth century, the actual geography of the nation became less important, as Americans imagined the future as their true national territory. The book  Read more...
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Allen, Thomas M., 1967-
Republic in time.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2007023207
(OCoLC)145145320
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas M Allen
ISBN: 9780807868171 0807868175 9781469603827 1469603829
OCLC Number: 779181460
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 275 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction: Time and modern nationhood --
The future republic --
Material time --
Clockwork nation --
Time in the land --
Emerson's deep democracy --
Conclusion: The ends of time.
Responsibility: Thomas M. Allen.
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Explores how transformations in the perception of time shaped American conceptions of democratic society and modern nationhood. This study analyzes cultural artifacts ranging from clocks and  Read more...

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