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German and American nationalism : A - Hartmut & Wellenreuther, Lehmann

German and American nationalism


Hardcover Published: 1st April 1999
ISBN: 9781859732717
Number Of Pages: 544

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In this illuminating comparative study, three generations of leading American and German scholars explore the phenomenon of nationalism in Germany and the United States, from the Declaration of Independence to the fall of the Berlin Wall. The book identifies and defines the similarities and differences between American nationalism, based on an ideology of inherent rights and faith in the 'American dream', and the 'blood and soil' nationalism of Germany. In the process, contributors encounter striking differences between the role of national symbols and the representation of the nation in both countries, and equally revealing parallels regarding the role of political and social movements, as well as the way in which colonial aggression has been related to a nationalistic discourse at home.

This interdisciplinary book focuses on five areas:

politics (American republicanism and German monarchism)

culture (art, architecture, and the arts)

warfare and militarism

the writing of national history

the role of political and social movements

This book not only represents a major contribution to studies of German and American history, but, through the uniqueness of its comparative approach, provides profound insights into the concept of nationalism and signals the way for future comparative research.

'(This book) shows the diversity and richness of today's historical research on nationalism.' Nationalism & Ethnic Politics

Introductionp. 1
Nationalism and Civil Rightsp. 7
The Political Nation: Republicanism and Monarchism as Embodiments and Fulfillments of the Nation
Ideology and Nationalism on the Eve of the American Revolution: Revisions Once More in Need of Revisingp. 33
Monarchism as a National Ideologyp. 71
Commentp. 97
Commentp. 101
National Symbols and Representations of the Nation in Literature, Architecture and the Arts
Nation-building and Nation-Buildings: Washington Art and Architecture and the Symbols of American Nationalismp. 119
Culture as an Expression of Nationalist Values in Germanyp. 165
Commentp. 185
Commentp. 191
The Nation at War: Defensive and Offensive Modes of National Self-Assertion
The Logic of Colonial Violence: Germany in Southwest Africa (1904-1907); the United States in the Philippines (1899-1902)p. 205
The Nation at Arms: Concepts of Nationalism and War in Germany, 1866-1914p. 233
Commentp. 263
Commentp. 271
National Past and National Future: The Writing of National History
The Renaissance of the Nation-State and the Historiansp. 283
The Redefinition of America in the Twentieth Centuryp. 301
Commentp. 327
Commentp. 331
Commentp. 341
Political and Social Movements Supporting and Opposing Nationalism
Nationalism and Social Protest in Americap. 355
Youth Movements as National Protest Cultures in Germanyp. 371
Ethnic American Nationalismp. 429
Commentp. 447
Commentp. 453
Discussionp. 475
Select Bibliographyp. 483
Indexp. 525
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ISBN: 9781859732717
ISBN-10: 1859732712
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 1st April 1999
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 3.5
Weight (kg): 0.84
Edition Number: 1