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Dreams of a more perfect union

Author: Rogan Kersh
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In a Brilliantly conceived and elegantly written book, Rogan Kersh investigates the idea of national union in the United States. For much of the period between the colonial era and the late nineteenth century, he shows, "union" was the principal rhetorical means by which Americans expressed shared ideals and a common identity without invoking strong nationalism or centralized governance. Through his exploration of
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rogan Kersh
ISBN: 0801438128 9780801438127 0801489806 9780801489808
OCLC Number: 44802858
Description: xi, 358 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The rhetorical genesis of American political union --
A theory of political union emerges, 1780s-1820s --
National unity and nation-building, 1820s-1850s --
Conceiving a more moral union, 1850s-1865 --
The terms of reunion --
The ends of union, 1877-1898.
Responsibility: Rogan Kersh.

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In a brilliantly conceived and elegantly written book, Rogan Kersh investigates the idea of national union in the United States. For much of the period between the colonial era and the late  Read more...

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"Dreams of a More Perfect Union is something truly remarkable-a nuanced, subtle examination of the idea of union in American thought. Rogan Kersh... begins by noting a puzzling fact. Although union Read more...

 
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