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The Resource This America : the case for the nation, Jill Lepore

This America : the case for the nation, Jill Lepore

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This America : the case for the nation
Title
This America
Title remainder
the case for the nation
Statement of responsibility
Jill Lepore
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the best-selling author of These Truths, a work that examines the dilemma of nationalism and the erosion of liberalism in the twenty-first century. At a time of much despair over the future of liberal democracy, Harvard historian Jill Lepore makes a stirring case for the nation in This America. Since the end of the Cold War, Lepore writes, American historians have largely retreated from the idea of 'the nation,' in part because postmodernism has corroded faith in grand narratives, and in part because the rise of political nationalism has rendered it suspect and unpalatable. Bucking this trend, however, Lepore argues forcefully that the nation demands scrutiny. Without an honest reckoning with America's collective past, we will be at the mercy of unscrupulous demagogues who spin their own version of the national story for their own purposes. 'When serious historians abandon the study of the nation,' Lepore tellingly writes, 'nationalism doesn't die. Instead, it eats liberalism.' A trenchant work of political philosophy as well as a reclamation of America's national history, This America asks us to look our nation's sovereign past square in the eye to reveal not only a history of contradictions, but a path of promise for the future"--
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1966-
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Lepore, Jill
Dewey number
320.973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • Nationalism
  • Liberalism
  • Nation-state
  • United States
  • Historiography
  • Liberalism
  • Nation-state
  • Nationalism
  • Politics and government
  • United States
  • HISTORY / United States / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / National
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Nationalism & Patriotism
Label
This America : the case for the nation, Jill Lepore
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
on1085594432
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
150 pages
Isbn
9781631496417
Lccn
2019013594
System control number
(OCoLC)1085594432
Label
This America : the case for the nation, Jill Lepore
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
on1085594432
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
150 pages
Isbn
9781631496417
Lccn
2019013594
System control number
(OCoLC)1085594432

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