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Parading Patriotism: Independence Day Celebrations in the Urban Midwest 1826-1876 - Early American Places (Paperback)
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Parading Patriotism: Independence Day Celebrations in the Urban Midwest 1826-1876 - Early American Places (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 27/05/2014
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"Parading Patriotism" explores how Fourth of July celebrations in the urban Midwest - specifically Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, and Indianapolis - helped to define patriotic nationalism during the nineteenth century. Independence Day provided an opportunity for a diverse citizenry to share in a nationalistic revelry explicitly promoting political independence and republican government. Yet the fact that these celebrations were regularly segregated underscores the underlying disagreements as to the true meaning of both national identity and patriotism.

Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
ISBN: 9780875806921
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 358 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Parading Patriotism offers a new window into the political and cultural meaning of Independence Day as a tool of creating national identity in the United Sates, and it covers a region that is less understood than it should be."
--Sarah Purcell, Grinnell College, author of Sealed with Blood: War, Sacrifice, and Memory in Revolutionary America
"Looking over the field of what is print on Independence Day and American nationalism, any reasonable person would ask: 'What could be possibly left to discover?' Adam Criblez provides a compelling answer to the question by uncovering and detailing the history of Independence Day in the Midwest. By staking out a new regional perspective, he has shifted away from traditional 'North-South' arguments, and taken on elements neglected in even some of the finest studies."
--Gretchen Adams, Texas Tech University, author of The Specter of Salem: Remembering the Witch Trials in Nineteen-Century America

In offering this kind of careful and thoughtful history, relating both change and continuity over time, Criblez is to be commended.
"The Journal of American History"
"Parading Patriotism" is a well-written study of the oldest of American patriotic holidays, Independence Day, which has had a varied history throughout diverse periods and regions.
"The Michigan Historical Review"
In thoroughly scholarly fashion, this book reflects the excitement and occasional conflicts and disasters that accompanied celebrations of Independence Day as the early American Northwestern frontier became the Middle West.
"Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society"
"Parading Patriotism" offers a new window into the political and cultural meaning of Independence Day as a tool of creating national identity in the United Sates, and it covers a region that is less understood than it should be.
Sarah Purcell, Grinnell College, author of "Sealed with Blood: War, Sacrifice, and Memory in Revolutionary America"
Looking over the field of what is print on Independence Day and American nationalism, any reasonable person would ask: What could be possibly left to discover? Adam Criblez provides a compelling answer to the question by uncovering and detailing the history of Independence Day in the Midwest. By staking out a new regional perspective, he has shifted away from traditional North-South arguments, and taken on elements neglected in even some of the finest studies.
Gretchen Adams, Texas Tech University, author of "The Specter of Salem: Remembering the Witch Trials in Nineteen-Century America""
"In offering this kind of careful and thoughtful history, relating both change and continuity over time, Criblez is to be commended."
--The Journal of American History

"Parading Patriotism is a well-written study of the oldest of American patriotic holidays, Independence Day, which has had a varied history throughout diverse periods and regions."
--The Michigan Historical Review

"In thoroughly scholarly fashion, this book reflects the excitement and occasional conflicts and disasters that accompanied celebrations of Independence Day as the early American Northwestern frontier became the Middle West."
--Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society

"Parading Patriotism offers a new window into the political and cultural meaning of Independence Day as a tool of creating national identity in the United Sates, and it covers a region that is less understood than it should be."
--Sarah Purcell, Grinnell College, author of Sealed with Blood: War, Sacrifice, and Memory in Revolutionary America

"Looking over the field of what is print on Independence Day and American nationalism, any reasonable person would ask: 'What could be possibly left to discover?' Adam Criblez provides a compelling answer to the question by uncovering and detailing the history of Independence Day in the Midwest. By staking out a new regional perspective, he has shifted away from traditional 'North-South' arguments, and taken on elements neglected in even some of the finest studies."
--Gretchen Adams, Texas Tech University, author of The Specter of Salem: Remembering the Witch Trials in Nineteen-Century America

"Criblez's Parading Patriotism is a revealing analysis of how changing circumstances in terms of growth and population demographics in the urban Midwest influenced and altered views about the annual celebration of the nation's founding and patriotism."
--Middle West Review

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