One Nation Indivisible: The Union in American Thought, 1776-1861

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"The Union" meant meant many things to Americans in the years between the Revolution and the Civil War. Nagel's thesis is that the idea served as a treasure-trove of the values and images by which Americans tried to understand their nature and destiny. By tracing the idea of Union through the crucial, formative years of America's history, he makes clear the nature of the intellectual and emotional responses Americans have had to their country.
 

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Contents

Prologue
3
OF FORM AND FUNCTION
11
OF IDEAL AND IMAGE
145
MISGIVING
233
Epilogue
281
Notes
289
Index
319
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