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American Exceptionalism?

US Working-Class Formation in an International Context

Editors: Halpern, Rick, Morris, Jonathan (Eds.)

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The idea that American historical development is different from that of other nations is an old one, yet it shows no sign of losing its emotive power. 'Exceptionalism' continues to excite, beguile, and frustrate students of the American past. The essays in this volume explore the ways in which the process of class formation in the United States can be said to be distinctive. Focusing upon the impact of liberal political thought, race and immigration, and the role of the war-time state, they challenge particularist and nation-centred modes of explanation. Comparing American historical development with Italian, South African, and Australian examples, the essays reinvigorate a tired debate.

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RICK HALPERN is Bissell-Heyd-Associates Chair of American Studies and Professor in the Department of History at the University of Toronto, Canada

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • The Persistence of Exceptionalism: Class Formation and the Comparative Method

    Pages 1-13

    Halpern, Rick (et al.)

  • The Dodo and the Phoenix: A Fable of American Exceptionalism

    Pages 14-35

    Zuckerman, Michael

  • Working-Class Formation and American Exceptionalism, Yet Again

    Pages 36-55

    Katznelson, Ira

  • Why Is There No Labor Party? Class and Race in the United States and Australia

    Pages 56-75

    Archer, Robin

  • It Is ‘the Working Class Who Fight All the Battles’: Military Service, Patriotism, and the Study of American Workers

    Pages 76-100

    Horowitz, Roger

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
American Exceptionalism?
Book Subtitle
US Working-Class Formation in an International Context
Editors
  • Rick Halpern
  • Jonathan Morris
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-25584-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-25584-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-62810-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-25586-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 325
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