American Exceptionalism?: US Working-Class Formation in an by Rick Halpern

By Rick Halpern

The concept that American historic improvement isn't the same as that of alternative countries is an previous one, but it indicates no signal of wasting its emotive energy. 'Exceptionalism' maintains to excite, beguile, and frustrate scholars of the yank previous. The essays during this quantity discover the ways that the method of sophistication formation within the usa could be stated to be detailed. Focusing upon the impression of liberal political idea, race and immigration, and the function of the war-time nation, they problem particularist and nation-centred modes of clarification. evaluating American ancient improvement with Italian, South African, and Australian examples, the essays reinvigorate a drained debate.

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Kammen, 'Problem of Exceptionalism', 14; David Hall, Worlds of Wonder, Days of Judgment: Popular Religious Belief in Early New England (New York, 1989). Kammen, 'Problem of Exceptionalism', 17; David Reynolds, Beneath the American Renaissance: The Subversive Imagination in the Age of Emerson and Melville (New York, 1988). Kammen, 'Problem of Exceptionalism', 28; Voss, Making ofExceptionalism. Kammen, 'Problem of Exceptionalism', 11. Kammen, 'Problem of Exceptionalism', 28. Kammen, 'Problem of Exceptionalism', 6.

Bell. 'The "Hegelian Secret' ... 70. James Schleifer. The Making of Tacqueville's Democracy in America (Chapel Hill. 1980). 59; Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America. ed. Phillips Bradley (New York. 1945). 301. See also Tocqueville, Democracy. 1. 14. Tocqueville, Democracy. I. 15. Tocqueville, Democracy, n, 38. • 'David Ramsay. 1749-1815: Selections from his Writings '. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society. • 55. part 4 (1965). 188; Greene. Intellectual Construction. 141. Greene .

Intellectual Construction. 209; Ian Tyrell. rejoinder to Michael McGerr, 'The Price of the New "Trans-National History'", American Historical Review 96 (1991). 1070; Durand Echeverria. Mirage in the West: A History of the French Image ofAmerican Society to 1815 (Princeton, 1957). Bell, 'End of Exceptionalism', 179; Kammen, 'Problem of Exceptionalism', 11. Jack Greene, Pursuits ofHappiness: The Social Development of Early Modem British Colonies and the Formation ofAmerican Culture (Chapel Hill, 1988); Greene, Intellectual Construction, 5-6, 17.

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