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The Resource Distant revolutions : 1848 and the challenge to American exceptionalism, Timothy Mason Roberts, (electronic resource)

Distant revolutions : 1848 and the challenge to American exceptionalism, Timothy Mason Roberts, (electronic resource)

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Distant revolutions : 1848 and the challenge to American exceptionalism
Title
Distant revolutions
Title remainder
1848 and the challenge to American exceptionalism
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Mason Roberts
Title variation
1848 and the challenge to American exceptionalism
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Distant Revolutions: 1848 and the Challenge to American Exceptionalism is a study of American politics, culture, and foreign relations in the mid-nineteenth century, illuminated through the reactions of Americans to the European revolutions of 1848. Flush from the recent American military victory over Mexico, many Americans celebrated news of democratic revolutions breaking out across Europe as a further sign of divine providence. Others thought that the 1848 revolutions served only to highlight how America's own revolution had not done enough in the way of reform. Still other Americans renounced the 1848 revolutions and the thought of trans-atlantic unity because they interpreted European revolutionary radicalism and its portents of violence, socialism, and atheism as dangerous to the unique virtues of the United States. When the 1848 revolutions failed to create stable democratic governments in Europe, many Americans declared that their own revolutionary tradition was superior; American reform would be gradual and peaceful. Thus, when violence erupted over the question of territorial slavery in the 1850s, the effect was magnified among antislavery Americans, who reinterpreted the menace of slavery in light of the revolutions and counter-revolutions of Europe. For them a new revolution in America could indeed be necessary, to stop the onset of authoritarian conditions and to cure American exemplarism. The Civil War, then, when it came, was America's answer to the 1848 revolutions, a testimony to America's democratic shortcomings, and an American version of a violent, nation-building revolution"--Bbok jacket
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Dewey number
973.6
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Jeffersonian America
Label
Distant revolutions : 1848 and the challenge to American exceptionalism, Timothy Mason Roberts, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-248) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The ambivalence of Americans abroad -- The rise and fall of the 1848 revolutions in American public culture -- The presidential campaign of 1848 : competing rhetorics of revolution -- American reform : transatlantic inspiration -- The conservative Christian alliance -- Secession or revolution? : the south and the crisis of 1850 -- Louis Kossuth and the campaign of 1852 -- The antislavery movement as a crisis of American exceptionalism -- Epilogue : from 1848 to 1863
Control code
ocn753976368
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 256 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813928180
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)753976368
Label
Distant revolutions : 1848 and the challenge to American exceptionalism, Timothy Mason Roberts, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-248) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The ambivalence of Americans abroad -- The rise and fall of the 1848 revolutions in American public culture -- The presidential campaign of 1848 : competing rhetorics of revolution -- American reform : transatlantic inspiration -- The conservative Christian alliance -- Secession or revolution? : the south and the crisis of 1850 -- Louis Kossuth and the campaign of 1852 -- The antislavery movement as a crisis of American exceptionalism -- Epilogue : from 1848 to 1863
Control code
ocn753976368
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 256 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813928180
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)753976368

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