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The Resource Identity and the failure of America : from Thomas Jefferson to the War on Terror, John Michael

Identity and the failure of America : from Thomas Jefferson to the War on Terror, John Michael

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Identity and the failure of America : from Thomas Jefferson to the War on Terror
Title
Identity and the failure of America
Title remainder
from Thomas Jefferson to the War on Terror
Statement of responsibility
John Michael
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Language
eng
Summary
From Thomas Jefferson to John Rawls, justice has been at the center of America's self-image and national creed. At the same time, for many of its peoples-from African slaves and European immigrants to women and the poor-the American experience has been defined by injustice: oppression, disenfranchisement, violence, and prejudice. In Identity and the Failure of America, John Michael explores the contradictions between a mythic national identity promising justice to all and the realities of a divided, hierarchical, and frequently iniquitous history and social order. Through a series of insightfu
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
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Identity and the failure of America : from Thomas Jefferson to the War on Terror, John Michael
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Identity and the failure of America : from Thomas Jefferson to the War on Terror, John Michael
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5749/j.cttts3vc
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Title from e-book t.p. (viewed May 21, 2010)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-294) and index
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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mixed
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The failure of America and the claims of identity -- Jefferson's headache: race and the failure of a benevolent republic -- Ahab's cannibals: vicissitudes of command and the failure of manly virtue -- Lydia Maria Child's romance: cosmopolitan imagination and the failure of gender reform -- John Brown's identities: Nat Turner and the fear of just deserts -- Emerson's activism: the trials and tribulations of an American citizen -- Douglass's cosmopolitanism: American empire and the failure of diplomatic representation -- American identities and global terror
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1 online resource (viii, 301 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816656691
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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