American Exceptionalisms

American Exceptionalisms

From Winthrop to Winfrey

eBook - 2011
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Univ of New York Press
Wide ranging, interdisciplinary look at the emergence and persistence of the concept of American Exceptionalism in US culture and history.

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Editors Söderlind and Carson are both affiliated with Queen's U., Canada, in the English and history departments, respectively. As they state in the introduction, they have gathered work from contributors based in Canada, Australia, and the US on the theme of "how and why the rhetoric of exceptionalism has shaped, and continues to shape, the writing of history and culture in the United States." The topics addressed in 11 contributions are diverse, including global terrorism, Asia, the early republic, Irving's History of New York and Melville's The Confidence-Man, popular Westerns and the Atlantic diaspora, America as "World Salvation," immigration debates, and Oprah's "vigilante sentimentalism," among others. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, Ă2011
ISBN: 9781438435763
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 268 pages :) : illustrations
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