Warring for America: Cultural contests in the era of 1812

Nicole Eustace, Fredrika J. Teute

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    Abstract

    The War of 1812 was one of a cluster of events that left unsettled what is often referred to as the Revolutionary settlement. At once postcolonial and neoimperial, the America of 1812 was still in need of definition. As the imminence of war intensified the political, economic, and social tensions endemic to the new nation, Americans of all kinds fought for country on the battleground of culture. The War of 1812 increased interest in the American democratic project and elicited calls for national unity, yet the essays collected in this volume suggest that the United States did not emerge from war in 1815 having resolved the Revolution’s fundamental challenges or achieved a stable national identity. The cultural rifts of the early republican period remained vast and unbridged.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    PublisherUniversity of North Carolina Press
    Number of pages502
    ISBN (Electronic)9781469631776
    ISBN (Print)9781469631516
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Arts and Humanities(all)

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    Eustace, N., & Teute, F. J. (2017). Warring for America: Cultural contests in the era of 1812. University of North Carolina Press.