Celebrating Ethnicity and Nation: American Festive Culture from the Revolution to the Early Twentieth Century

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Berghahn Books, 2001 - History - 308 pages
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Arising out of the context of the re-configuration of Europe, new perspectives are applied by the authors of this volume to the process of nation-building in the United States. By focusing on a variety of public celebrations and festivities from the Revolution to the early twentieth century, the formative period of American national identity, the authors reveal the complex interrelationships between collective identities on the local, regional, and national level which, over time, shaped the peculiar character of American nationalism.

This volume combines vivid descriptions of various public celebrations with a sophisticated methodological and theoretical approach.

 

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Contents

Adams John 5 25 257 277
4
The Federal Processions
25
American Eagle 29 52 230
33
CHAPTER2
44
The Impact
63
CHAPTER 4
74
CHAPTER 5
91
CHAPTER 6
124
CHAPTER 8
157
CHAPTER 9
175
CHAPTER 10
194
Climate Identity and Winter Carnivals in North America
215
CHAPTER 12
228
CHAPTER 13
257
List of Contributors
298
Babeuf147
303

CHAPTER 7
140

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Fabre is Professor of American Literature at the University of Paris.

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