Tracing Shifting Perceptions of American Identity From the War of 1812 to the Civil War
Dr. Michael Chiang
Department of History, Politics and Political Economy
Thesis - Open Access
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This thesis uses the narrative of Charles Sumner's Caning to examine the shift in national public perceptions of patriotism and the disconnect in the late Antebellum period between North and South. Using the metrics of presidential action, national and state newspaper stories, and social thought, this paper traces the 50 years between the War of 1812 and the Civil War, looking specifically at the development of localist politics in the end of the period.
Date of Award
© Jude M. Horning
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Horning, Jude M., "Companions to Combatants:" (2023). Regis University Student Publications (comprehensive collection). 1090.