Who We Are: A History of Popular Nationalism

Author:   Robert H. Wiebe ,  Sam Bass Warner, Jr. ,  James Sheehan
Publisher:   Princeton University Press
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9780691155524


Pages:   304
Publication Date:   24 June 2012
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How did educated Westerners make an enemy of an inspiration that has changed the lives of billions? Why is nationalism synonymous with atavism, fanaticism, xenophobia, and bloodshed? In this book, author argues that we too often conflate nationalism with what states do in its name. He discusses America's place in transatlantic history, and more.

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Author:   Robert H. Wiebe ,  Sam Bass Warner, Jr. ,  James Sheehan
Publisher:   Princeton University Press
Imprint:   Princeton University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 1.60cm , Length: 23.50cm
Weight:   0.425kg
ISBN:  

9780691155524


ISBN 10:   0691155526
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   24 June 2012
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Tertiary & Higher Education ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Language:   English

Table of Contents

Forward by Sam Bass Warner, Jr. vii Foreword by James J. Sheehan xi Preface xv Acknowlegdments xix Chapter 1: Thinking about Nationalism 1 Chapter 2: European Origins 12 Chapter 3: Changing Contexts 37 Chapter 4: The Case of the United States 63 Chapter 5: Climax in Europe 97 Chapter 6: Nationalism Worlwide 127 Chapter 7: Global Nationalism 182 Chapter 8: Thinking about the Future 211 Notes 221 Bibliographic Essay 229 Index 269

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An eloquent and profound new study of the phenomenon of nationalism... Wiebe's overview of the role of nationalism in world politics, like his earlier books, is learned, penetrating, frequently pungent, and always free of cant. --Michael Lind, The Washington Monthly This is the most bracing, insightful study of nationalism in years. --Jim Sleeper, Wilson Quarterly A keen and critical study of a powerful constellation of political sympathies too frequently dismissed as retrograde, ignorant and xenophobic. Nationalism continues to touch an acutely sensitive nerve... --Chris Lehmann, The Washington Post Book World In this elegant and sweeping account ... Wiebe portrays nationalism as a genuinely authentic impulse of people who see themselves as linked by common ancestry and seek common governance. -- Foreign Affairs Unique and vital... A powerful and influential analysis of nationalism and its impact on the human psyche and group actions. --Joseph W. Danielson, History: Reviews of New Books


An eloquent and profound new study of the phenomenon of nationalism... Wiebe's overview of the role of nationalism in world politics, like his earlier books, is learned, penetrating, frequently pungent, and always free of cant. --Michael Lind, The Washington Monthly This is the most bracing, insightful study of nationalism in years. --Jim Sleeper, Wilson Quarterly A keen and critical study of a powerful constellation of political sympathies too frequently dismissed as retrograde, ignorant and xenophobic. Nationalism continues to touch an acutely sensitive nerve... --Chris Lehmann, The Washington Post Book World In this elegant and sweeping account ... Wiebe portrays nationalism as a genuinely authentic impulse of people who see themselves as linked by common ancestry and seek common governance. --Foreign Affairs Unique and vital... A powerful and influential analysis of nationalism and its impact on the human psyche and group actions. --Joseph W. Danielson, History: Reviews of New Books


Unique and vital. . . . A powerful and influential analysis of nationalism and its impact on the human psyche and group actions. --Joseph W. Danielson, History: Reviews of New Books In this elegant and sweeping account . . . Wiebe portrays nationalism as a genuinely authentic impulse of people who see themselves as linked by common ancestry and seek common governance. --Foreign Affairs A keen and critical study of a powerful constellation of political sympathies too frequently dismissed as retrograde, ignorant and xenophobic. Nationalism continues to touch an acutely sensitive nerve. . . . --Chris Lehmann, The Washington Post Book World This is the most bracing, insightful study of nationalism in years. --Jim Sleeper, Wilson Quarterly An eloquent and profound new study of the phenomenon of nationalism. . . . Wiebe's overview of the role of nationalism in world politics, like his earlier books, is learned, penetrating, frequently pungent, and always free of cant. --Michael Lind, The Washington Monthly


An eloquent and profound new study of the phenomenon of nationalism... Wiebe's overview of the role of nationalism in world politics, like his earlier books, is learned, penetrating, frequently pungent, and always free of cant. -- Michael Lind The Washington Monthly This is the most bracing, insightful study of nationalism in years. -- Jim Sleeper Wilson Quarterly A keen and critical study of a powerful constellation of political sympathies too frequently dismissed as retrograde, ignorant and xenophobic. Nationalism continues to touch an acutely sensitive nerve... -- Chris Lehmann The Washington Post Book World In this elegant and sweeping account ... Wiebe portrays nationalism as a genuinely authentic impulse of people who see themselves as linked by common ancestry and seek common governance. Foreign Affairs Unique and vital... A powerful and influential analysis of nationalism and its impact on the human psyche and group actions. -- Joseph W. Danielson History: Reviews of New Books


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Robert H. Wiebe, who died in 2000, was Professor Emeritus of History at Northwestern University. His books include Self-Rule: A Cultural History of American Democracy, The Opening of American Society: From the Adoption of the Constitution to the Eve of Disunion, and Segmented Society: An Introduction to the Meaning of America .

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