Boats Against the Current: American Culture Between Revolution and Modernity, 1820-1860

Boats Against the Current American Culture Between Revolution and Modernity As editor of the prestigious Journal of American History author of a number of books on nineteenth century America and professor of history at Vanderbilt University Lewis Perry has been a leading h

  • Title: Boats Against the Current: American Culture Between Revolution and Modernity, 1820-1860
  • Author: Lewis Perry
  • ISBN: 9780195060911
  • Page: 270
  • Format: Hardcover
  • As editor of the prestigious Journal of American History, author of a number of books on nineteenth century America, and professor of history at Vanderbilt University, Lewis Perry has been a leading historian of United States intellectual life for than two decades Now, in this highly original look at American culture in the decades between the War of 1812 and the CivAs editor of the prestigious Journal of American History, author of a number of books on nineteenth century America, and professor of history at Vanderbilt University, Lewis Perry has been a leading historian of United States intellectual life for than two decades Now, in this highly original look at American culture in the decades between the War of 1812 and the Civil War, he paints a vivid portrait of our tumultuous society as it veered toward modernity Boats Against the Current provides a fascinating account of how American culture emerged from the sheltered, elitist world of the eighteenth century into the dynamic, turbulent civilization that reached full bloom after the Civil War The antebellum years were times of flux and change, years of a society rushing into the western wilds, muscular and ambitious, yet haunted by uncertainty about its future and its past Perry begins with a fresh look at Andrew Jackson who personally linked the revolutionary period to the era that bears his name vividly recreating a time when Americans, feeling their ties to the past disintegrating, fostered a new fascination with history Then Perry introduces us to the observations of such articulate foreign travelers as Alexis de Tocqueville and Fredrika Bremer He deftly weaves together these writers perspectives to provide a fascinating look at our emergent nation Here, too, are the women of the cities and frontier, the peddlers, preachers, and showmen, along with such writers as Hawthorne, Emerson, Whittier, and Parker Perry brings these personalities and writings together to show us how early nineteenth century America saw itself, in both its promise and its fears Gracefully writtenand filled with fresh insights, Boats Against the Current offers a brilliant portrait of a society in the midst of change, expansion, and reflection about its own future and past Written by one of our leading intellectual historians, it makes a major contribution to our understand

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    2. Using a variety of literary perspectives on the development of American culture during the antebellum period, Perry focuses on the ambiguities that arose as Americans and international travelers tried to identify and define what it meant to be “American.” In particular, Perry concentrates attention of travelers (American and European), the expansion of markets, and the performance of “character” in a society that lacked hereditary social classes. His 19th century America is struggling to [...]

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