Creating An American Identity: New England, 1789-1825 by S. KermesCreating An American Identity: New England, 1789-1825 by S. Kermes

Creating An American Identity: New England, 1789-1825

byS. Kermes

Hardcover | July 21, 2008

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Creating an American Identity examines the relationship between regionalism and nationalism in New England. Focusing on the years 1789-1825, it analyzes the process by which New Englanders used trans-Atlantic symbols as well as regional landscapes, values, and characteristics to create an American identity.
STEPHANIE KERMES is an Assistant Professor of Social Science at Boston University, USA.
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Title:Creating An American Identity: New England, 1789-1825Format:HardcoverDimensions:291 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.69 inPublished:July 21, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230605265

ISBN - 13:9780230605268

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Table of Contents

New-Englandizing America A Prussian Monarch, an American Hero: Early Republican Royalism and Parallels between the Cult of Frederick the Great and Celebrations of the First American President Failed Republicans: Images of the British and the French Hero of Liberty: New England Celebrations of General Lafayette during his Visit in 1824-1825 Separation for the Nation: The Movement for Maine's Statehood God's People: The Creation of a Protestant Nation

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"In this excellent book, Stephanie Kermes makes a signal contribution to cultural history and regional history. She draws on a transatlantic research base, and she offers a host of original insights on the creation of identity in the early national era. All scholars of New England and the early Republic should read this book."--Joan E. Cashin, editor of Our Common Affairs: Texts from Women in the Old South "Taken together, these forays into regional consciousness-building add valuable insights into the often schizophrenic development of "American" identity ebfore the Age of Jackson."--Len Travers, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, American Historical Review "Kernes's book makes an important contribution to our understanding of the relationship between nationa, regional, and local identities in early national America."  --Paul E. Teed, Saginaw Valley State University, Michigan