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Framing U.S. History

Robert Wiebe

in Rethinking American History in a Global Age

Published by University of California Press

Published in print May 2002 | ISBN: 9780520230576
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520936034 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520230576.003.0010
Framing U.S. History

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This chapter focuses on the issues of democracy, nationalism, and socialism, which are Atlantic-wide and not strictly national. The discussion compares these three concepts within the context of the United States and as part of a larger social history of the Atlantic world. The author views nationalism, socialism, and democracy as different ways to organize the solidarities of a society. These are made important by huge social and demographic transformations, including migrations and population increase.

Keywords: democracy; nationalism; socialism; social history; solidarities; social transformations; demographic transformations

Chapter.  6438 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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