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Rethinking American History in a Global Age

Thomas Bender


In rethinking and reframing the American national narrative in a wider context, the chapters in this book ask questions about both nationalism and the discipline of history itself. They offer fresh ways of thinking about the traditional themes and periods of American history. By locating the study of American history in a transnational context, the chapters examine the history of nation making and the relation of the United States to other nations and to transnational developments. What is now called globalization is here placed in a historical context. The book examines the historiographical ... More

Keywords: national narrative, nationalism, American history, nation making, transnational developments, globalization, environmental economic development, migration

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Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780520230576
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520230576.001.0001


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Thomas Bender, editor

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