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Race and Manifest Destiny: The Origins of American Racial Anglo-Saxonism

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American myths about national character tend to overshadow the historical realities. Mr. Horsman's book is the first study to examine the origins of racialism in America and to show that the belief in white American superiority was firmly ensconced in the nation's ideology by 1850.

The author deftly chronicles the beginnings and growth of an ideology stressing race, basic stock, and attributes in the blood. He traces how this ideology shifted from the more benign views of the Founding Fathers, which embraced ideas of progress and the spread of republican institutions for all. He finds linkages between the new, racialist ideology in America and the rising European ideas of Anglo-Saxon, Teutonic, and scientific ideologies of the early nineteenth century. Most importantly, however, Horsman demonstrates that it was the merging of the Anglo-Saxon rhetoric with the experience of Americans conquering a continent that created a racialist philosophy. Two generations before the "new" immigrants began arriving in the late nineteenth century, Americans, in contact with blacks, Indians, and Mexicans, became vociferous racialists.

In sum, even before the Civil War, Americans had decided that peoples of large parts of this continent were incapable of creating or sharing in efficient, prosperous, democratic governments, and that American Anglo-Saxons could achieve unprecedented prosperity and power by the outward thrust of their racialism and commercial penetration of other lands. The comparatively benevolent view of the Founders of the Republic had turned into the quite malevolent ideology that other peoples could not be "regenerated" through the spread of free institutions.

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American myths about national character tend to overshadow the historical realities. Mr. Horsman's book is the first study to examine the origins of racialism in America and to show that the belief in white American superiority was firmly ensconced in the nation's ideology by 1850

Synopsis:

In this book, Horsman examines the origins of racialism and shows that the beliefs in white American superioty we firmly ensconced in the nation's ideology by 1850.

Table of Contents

Introduction

I. European and Colonial Origins

1. Liberty and the Anglo-Saxons

2. Aryans Follow the Sun

3. Science and Inequality

4. Racial Anglo-Saxonism in England

II. American Destiny

5. Providential Nation

6. The Other Americans

7. Superior and Inferior Races

8. The Dissemination of Scientific Racialism

9. Romantic Racial Nationalism

III. An Anglo-Saxon Political Ideology

10. Racial Destiny and the Indians

11. Anglo-Saxons and Mexicans

12. Race, Expansion, and the Mexican War

13. A Confused Minority

14. Expansion and World Mission

Conclusion

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674948051
Author:
Horsman, Reginald
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Government and political science
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Racism
Subject:
Racism -- Great Britain.
Subject:
General History
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Subject:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
Subject:
Social Science-Emigration & Immigration
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
8
Publication Date:
April 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
None
Pages:
380
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 18 oz

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