The Revolution of 1861

The Revolution of 1861

Author: Andre M. Fleche

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807869925

Category: History

Page: 224

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It was no coincidence that the Civil War occurred during an age of violent political upheaval in Europe and the Americas. Grounding the causes and philosophies of the Civil War in an international context, Andre M. Fleche examines how questions of national self-determination, race, class, and labor the world over influenced American interpretations of the strains on the Union and the growing differences between North and South. Setting familiar events in an international context, Fleche enlarges our understanding of nationalism in the nineteenth century, with startling implications for our understanding of the Civil War. Confederates argued that European nationalist movements provided models for their efforts to establish a new nation-state, while Unionists stressed the role of the state in balancing order and liberty in a revolutionary age. Diplomats and politicians used such arguments to explain their causes to thinkers throughout the world. Fleche maintains that the fight over the future of republican government in America was also a battle over the meaning of revolution in the Atlantic world and, as such, can be fully understood only as a part of the world-historical context in which it was fought.
Outside the Revolution; Everything
Language: en
Pages: 117
Authors: Tom Astley
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-08-27 - Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

Through the reclamation of a left-wing identity, disparate groups of Cuban musicians seek a collective Cubanness ‘outside of the Revolution’.
Language and Revolution
Language: en
Pages: 353
Authors: Igal Halfin
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-08-02 - Publisher: Routledge

This work examines the role of language in forging the modern subject. Focusing on the idea of the "New Man" that has animated all revolutionaries, the present volume asks what it meant to define oneself in terms of one's class origins, gender, national belonging or racial origins.
The Viennese Revolution of 1848
Language: en
Pages: 442
Authors: R. John Rath
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-18 - Publisher: University of Texas Press

Liberalism, in the nineteenth-century sense of the term, came to Austria much later than it came to western Europe, for it was not until the 1840s that the industrial revolution reached the Hapsburg Empire, bringing in its train miserable working conditions and economic upheaval, which created bitter resentment among the
Vargas and Brazil
Language: en
Pages: 306
Authors: J. Hentschke
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-12-11 - Publisher: Springer

This volume unites scholars from Brazil, the U.S. and Europe, who draw on a close re-reading of the Vargas literature, hitherto unavailable or unused sources, and a wide array of methodologies, to shed new light on the political changes and cultural representations of Vargas's regimes, realising why he meant different
Yes, In My Lifetime
Language: en
Pages: 386
Authors: Yahya-Othman, Saida
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-11 - Publisher: Mkuki na Nyota Publishers

Yes, In My Lifetime is a collection of selected articles and essays by Haroub Othman, written over the span of his career of nearly four decades. Originally appearing in a wide range of fora, the writings reflect Othman’s growth as an intellectual and an activist. They also encapsulate his life’s