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Patriot fires : forging a new American nationalism in the Civil War North / Melinda Lawson.

By: Lawson, Melinda, 1954-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: American political thought: Publisher: Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, c2002Description: xv, 265 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0700612076 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780700612079 (cloth : alk. paper); 0700614184 (pbk.); 9780700614189 (pbk.).Subject(s): United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects | Nationalism -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Patriotism -- United States -- History -- 19th century | National characteristics, American | United States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865 | Northeastern States -- Social conditions -- 19th century | Northeastern States -- Politics and government -- 19th century | Political culture -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Political culture -- Northeastern States -- History -- 19th centuryAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Patriot fires.; Online version:: Patriot fires.DDC classification: 973.7/1 Other classification: 15.85
Contents:
A union love feast : the sanitary fairs, Civil War patriotism, and national identity -- Let the nation be your bank : Jay Cooke and the war bond drives -- From democracy to loyalty : the partisan construction of national identity -- A profound national devotion : the metropolitan union leagues -- Until the ideas of Massachusetts kiss the gulf of Mexico : the abolitionist vision of nation and patriotism -- Abraham Lincoln and the construction of national patriotism -- Conclusion.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-250) and index.

A union love feast : the sanitary fairs, Civil War patriotism, and national identity -- Let the nation be your bank : Jay Cooke and the war bond drives -- From democracy to loyalty : the partisan construction of national identity -- A profound national devotion : the metropolitan union leagues -- Until the ideas of Massachusetts kiss the gulf of Mexico : the abolitionist vision of nation and patriotism -- Abraham Lincoln and the construction of national patriotism -- Conclusion.

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Lawson (Union College) traces the transition--creation, really--of US nationalism in the North during the Civil War years. With skill, insight, and analytical clarity, she explores and explains the evolution of an antebellum American sense of "self" that was "republican, liberal, providential, cultural, and ascriptive" to a nationalism that more closely resembled that of European patriotism. The task of interpreting and reifying the Civil War in patriotic terms, no simple task, fell largely into the hands of private individuals (such as Jay Cooke), public officials (Lincoln), or associations (urban Union Leagues, for example). Melding self-interest and higher patriotic objectives such as self-sacrifice to the cause of the Union, they separately and together, artfully and effectively, fashioned a collective nationalism (or patriotism) that was rooted in and resonated with traditional religious, political, and cultural identities and values that fundamentally altered the relationship between the individual to the nation-state. This newly "imagined national community" was both beneficent and mystical and, as Lawson has it, "transcendent." This important book extends and explores new areas of the interconnected concepts of patriotism and nationalism during a critical period of US history. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Most public and academic collections. M. Morrison Purdue University

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