Americanism: New Perspectives on the History of an Ideal Joseph A McCartin

ISBN: 9780807869710

Published: January 1st 2012

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Americanism: New Perspectives on the History of an Ideal  by  Joseph A McCartin

Americanism: New Perspectives on the History of an Ideal by Joseph A McCartin
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What is Americanism? The contributors to this volume recognize Americanism in all its complexity--as an ideology, an articulation of the nations rightful place in the world, a set of traditions, a political language, and a cultural style imbued withMoreWhat is Americanism? The contributors to this volume recognize Americanism in all its complexity--as an ideology, an articulation of the nations rightful place in the world, a set of traditions, a political language, and a cultural style imbued with political meaning.

In response to the pervasive vision of Americanism as a battle cry or a smug assumption, this collection of essays stirs up new questions and debates that challenge us to rethink the model currently being exported, too often by force, to the rest of the world.Crafted by a cast of both rising and renowned intellectuals from three continents, the twelve essays in this volume are divided into two sections.

The first group of essays addresses the understanding of Americanism within the United States over the past two centuries, from the early republic to the war in Iraq. The second section provides perspectives from around the world in an effort to make sense of how the national creed and its critics have shaped diplomacy, war, and global culture in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Approaching a controversial ideology as both scholars and citizens, many of the essayists call for a revival of the ideals of Americanism in a new progressive politics that can bring together an increasingly polarized and fragmented citizenry.Contributors:Mia Bay, Rutgers UniversityJun Furuya, Hokkaido University, JapanGary Gerstle, University of MarylandJonathan M. Hansen, Harvard UniversityMichael Kazin, Georgetown UniversityRob Kroes, University of AmsterdamMelani McAlister, The George Washington UniversityJoseph A.

McCartin, Georgetown UniversityAlan McPherson, Howard UniversityLouis Menand, Harvard UniversityMae M. Ngai, University of ChicagoRobert Shalhope, University of OklahomaStephen J. Whitfield, Brandeis UniversityAlan Wolfe, Boston CollegeWhat is Americanism? The contributors to this volume recognize Americanism in all its complexity--as an ideology, an articulation of the nations rightful place in the world, a set of traditions, a political language, and a cultural style imbued with political meaning.

In response to the pervasive vision of Americanism as a battle cry or a smug assumption, this collection of essays stirs up new questions and debates that challenge us to rethink the model currently being exported, too often by force, to the rest of the world.Approaching a controversial ideology as both scholars and citizens, many of the essayists call for a revival of the ideals of Americanism in a new progressive politics that can bring together an increasingly polarized and fragmented citizenry. The contributors are Mia Bay, Jun Furuya, Gary Gerstle, Jonathan M. Hansen, Michael Kazin, Rob Kroes, Melani McAlister, Joseph A.

McCartin, Alan McPherson, Louis Menand, Mae M. Ngai, Robert Shalhope, Stephen J. Whitfield, and Alan Wolfe. The editors are Michael Kazin and Joseph A. McCartin.



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