This America: The Case for the Nation

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$16.95  $15.76
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Liveright Publishing Corporation
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Pages
160
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4.8 X 0.7 X 7.5 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
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Hardcover
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9781631496417
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About the Author

Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History at Harvard University, where she teaches classes in evidence, historical methods, the humanities, and American political history. Her one-semester undergraduate course on the history of the United States features weekly debates in which students use primary sources to argue over competing historical interpretations of turning points in American history. She is the author of The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity (winner of the Bancroft Prize), New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan (a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), The Secret History of Wonder Woman (winner of the American History Book Prize), and many other titles. She is also a staff writer at The New Yorker, host of the podcast The Last Archive, and she was named the winner of the Hannah Arendt Prize for Political Thought in 2021.

Reviews

A sharp, short history of nationalism.... A frank, well-written look at the dangers we face. We ignore them at our peril.--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Urgent and pithy... Readers seeking clear and relevant definitions of political concepts will appreciate this brisk yet thorough, frank, and bracing look at the ancient origins of the nation state versus the late-eighteenth-century coinage of the term 'nationalism' and its alignment with exclusion and prejudice.--Booklist
A hopeful book for all who believe that America's ideals are stronger than our demagogues.--Michael Bloomberg