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Unbecoming British : how revolutionary America became a postcolonial nation, Kariann Akemi Yokota

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Unbecoming British : how revolutionary America became a postcolonial nation
Title
Unbecoming British
Title remainder
how revolutionary America became a postcolonial nation
Statement of responsibility
Kariann Akemi Yokota
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What can homespun cloth, stuffed birds, quince jelly, and ginseng reveal about the formation of early American national identity? In this wide-ranging and bold new interpretation of American history and its Founding Fathers, Kariann Akemi Yokota shows that political independence from Britain fueled anxieties among the Americans about their cultural inferiority and continuing dependence on the mother country. Caught between their desire to emulate the mother country and an awareness that they lived an ocean away on the periphery of the known world, they went to great lengths to convince themselves and others of their refinement. Taking a transnational approach to American history, Yokota examines a wealth of evidence from geography, the decorative arts, intellectual history, science, and technology to underscore that the process of "unbecoming British" was not an easy one. Indeed, the new nation struggled to define itself economically, politically, and culturally in what could be called America's postcolonial period. Out of this confusion of hope and exploitation, insecurity and vision, a uniquely American identity emerged
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Yokota, Kariann Akemi
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E164
LC item number
.Y65 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National characteristics, American
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Unbecoming British : how revolutionary America became a postcolonial nation, Kariann Akemi Yokota
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; INTRODUCTION: Unbecoming British: How Revolutionary America Became a Postcolonial Nation; CHAPTER ONE: A New Nation on the Margins of the Global Map; CHAPTER TWO: A Culture of Insecurity: Americans in a Transatlantic World of Goods; CHAPTER THREE: A Revolution Revived: American and British Encounters in Canton, China; CHAPTER FOUR: Sowing the Seeds of Postcolonial Discontent: The Transatlantic Exchange of American Nature and British Patronage; CHAPTER FIVE: "A Great Curiosity": The American Quest for Racial Refinement and Knowledge CONCLUSION: The Long Goodbye: Breaking with the British in Nineteenth-century AmericaNotes; Index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 354 p.
Isbn
9780195393422
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
20090457 49
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)463855412
  • (OCoLC)463855412
Label
Unbecoming British : how revolutionary America became a postcolonial nation, Kariann Akemi Yokota
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; INTRODUCTION: Unbecoming British: How Revolutionary America Became a Postcolonial Nation; CHAPTER ONE: A New Nation on the Margins of the Global Map; CHAPTER TWO: A Culture of Insecurity: Americans in a Transatlantic World of Goods; CHAPTER THREE: A Revolution Revived: American and British Encounters in Canton, China; CHAPTER FOUR: Sowing the Seeds of Postcolonial Discontent: The Transatlantic Exchange of American Nature and British Patronage; CHAPTER FIVE: "A Great Curiosity": The American Quest for Racial Refinement and Knowledge CONCLUSION: The Long Goodbye: Breaking with the British in Nineteenth-century AmericaNotes; Index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 354 p.
Isbn
9780195393422
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
20090457 49
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)463855412
  • (OCoLC)463855412

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