British America, American America

The Settling and Making of the United States by Thomas Bender

  • Published: Aug 07, 2020

A bold new vision of how the United States shed its colonial identity and became a distinctive nation The transformation of British America, a cluster of colonies along the Atlantic, into American America, a nation-state, was not the sudden event of legend.... read more

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Exact title of the book
British America, American America
Book author
Thomas Bender
ISBN
9780809067107
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Published
Jun 01, 2022
Language
English
Format
PDF, FB2, EPUB, MOBI
Pages
304
File size (in PDF)
2736 kB

Some brief overview of book

A bold new vision of how the United States shed its colonial identity and became a distinctive nation The transformation of British America, a cluster of colonies along the Atlantic, into American America, a nation-state, was not the sudden event of legend. The process extended well beyond the American Revolutioneven beyond the War of 1812 the "Second American Revolution." Indeed, the making of the American nation was only realized well into the nineteenth century. In telling this story, Thomas Bender's British America, American America offers a brisk, novel, and highly readable account of social, political, and cultural developments from the years of settlement to the emergence of a continental nation.

A pioneer in the growing field of transnational history, he integrates the most recent scholarship into the American story and stresses the interconnections, commonalities, and differences among British and French colonies in the Americas. Bender stresses that the nineteenth-century nation-state was defined by two elements a political system based on popular sovereignty, and a distinctive national culture. The United States was a forerunner of popular sovereignty, but it took longer to establish a recognized culture.

With the paintings of the Hudson River School and the emergence of a distinctive literary language in the masterpieces of Herman Melville and Walt Whitman this goal was realized.

About author

Bender is University Professor of the Humanities Emeritus at New York University. He is the author of A Nation Among Nations Americas Place in World History and New York Intellect. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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