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Emotions in American History
An International Assessment
Edited by Jessica C. Gienow-Hecht
302 pages, 12 illus., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-84545-642-9 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Published (April 2010)
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The study of emotions has attracted anew the interest of scholars in various disciplines, igniting a lively public debate on the constructive and destructive power of emotions in society as well as within each of us. Most of the contributors to this volume do not hail from the United States but look at the nation from abroad. They explore the role of emotions in history and ask how that exploration changes what we know about national and international history, and in turn how that affects the methodological study of history. In particular they focus on emotions in American history between the 18th century and the present: in war, in social and political discourse, as well as in art and the media. In addition to case studies, the volume includes a review of their fields by senior scholars, who offer new insights regarding future research projects.
Jessica C. E. Gienow-Hecht is Professor of History at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies at the Free University of Berlin.
Subject: History (General)Cultural Studies (General)
Area: North America
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