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Title American exceptionalisms : from Winthrop to Winfrey / edited by Sylvia Söderlind and James Taylor Carson
Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [2011]
©2011
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Description 1 online resource (x, 268 pages :) : illustrations
Contents Introduction : the shining of America / Sylvia Söderlind -- Witch-hunting : American exceptionalism and global terrorism / Deborah L. Madsen -- Both East and West : Asia and the origins of American exceptionalism / James J. Allegro -- "The cause of America is in great measure the cause of all mankind" : American universalism and exceptionalism in the Early Republic / Emily García -- Burlesquing America's errand : savage satire in Irving's History of New York and Melville's The confidence-man / Matthew Brophy -- Exclusion acts : how popular Westerns brokered the Atlantic diaspora / Christine Bold -- America as "world-salvation" : Josiah Strong, W.E.B. Du Bois, and the global rhetoric of American exceptionalism / Nathaniel Cadle -- American exceptionalism and immigration debates in the modern United States / Carl J. Bon Tempo -- Giving the people what they want : the African American exception as racial cliché in Percival Everett's Erasure / Anthony Stewart -- "Just an American boy" : American exceptionalism and Steve Earle versus capital punishment / Roxanne Harde -- Oprah's vigilante sentimentalism / Sara Humphreys -- The city under the hill : allegorical tradition and H.P. Lovecraft's America / Matthew Strohack -- Afterword : American exceptionalism in American intellectual conversation, or how I finally submitted to literary criticism / Terri Baker
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Exceptionalism -- United States.
National characteristics, American.
United States -- Civilization.
Form Electronic book
Author Carson, James Taylor, 1968-
Söderlind, Sylvia, 1948-
ISBN 1438435762 (electronic bk.)
9781438435763 (electronic bk.)
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