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The Creation of American Identity

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003868/00001

Material Information

Title: The Creation of American Identity 1776-1789
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Welsh, Grace
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2007
Publication Date: 2007

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Colonial America
National Identity
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: An examination of "emerging" America viewed from the perspective of political anthropology will be approached using the methodology of ethnohistory. I explore the nature of the development of American ethnic/ national/cultural identity. The employment of ethnohistorical methods will aid in my attempt to highlight a struggle for an "American" identity by analyzing the idea of civic myth traditionally used to gain support for the shift towards a national government. In the course of this exploration, I explain how historical events and processes aided in forging a national cultural identity. I will go on to examine and discuss the social relationships that led to the early political structures of the colonies and states, and the subsequent management of social representation in relationship to a hegemonic discourse of power. The use of historical material in the later half ofthe 18th century will be heavily referenced. The processes that led to the formation of the Constitution created certain paradoxes, between the myth and the reality of what became the "American Way." In altered form, these paradoxes are still with us today.
Statement of Responsibility: by Grace Welsh
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2007
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Lewis, Eugene

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2007 W4
System ID: NCFE003868:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003868/00001

Material Information

Title: The Creation of American Identity 1776-1789
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Welsh, Grace
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2007
Publication Date: 2007

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Colonial America
National Identity
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: An examination of "emerging" America viewed from the perspective of political anthropology will be approached using the methodology of ethnohistory. I explore the nature of the development of American ethnic/ national/cultural identity. The employment of ethnohistorical methods will aid in my attempt to highlight a struggle for an "American" identity by analyzing the idea of civic myth traditionally used to gain support for the shift towards a national government. In the course of this exploration, I explain how historical events and processes aided in forging a national cultural identity. I will go on to examine and discuss the social relationships that led to the early political structures of the colonies and states, and the subsequent management of social representation in relationship to a hegemonic discourse of power. The use of historical material in the later half ofthe 18th century will be heavily referenced. The processes that led to the formation of the Constitution created certain paradoxes, between the myth and the reality of what became the "American Way." In altered form, these paradoxes are still with us today.
Statement of Responsibility: by Grace Welsh
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2007
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Lewis, Eugene

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2007 W4
System ID: NCFE003868:00001

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