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Author Zuck, Rochelle Raineri, author.

Title Divided sovereignties : race, nationhood, and citizenship in nineteenth-century America / Rochelle Raineri Zuck.

Publication Info. Athens : The University of Georgia Press, 2016.


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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Imperium in Imperio and the division of sovereignty in American literature and public argument -- "In the heart of so powerful a nation" : Cherokee sovereignty, political allegiance, and national spaces -- "And Ethiopia shall stretch forth her hands" : African colonization, divided sovereignty, and rhetorics of an African imperium -- "Space for action" : divided sovereignty, political allegiance, and African American nationhood in the 1850s -- "An Irish Republic (on paper)" : the Fenian Brotherhood, virtual nationhood, and contested sovereignties -- "China in the United States" : extraterritorial sovereignty, the six companies, and rhetorics of a Chinese imperium -- Conclusion: Becoming minority nations in nineteenth-century America.
Summary "In 18th- and 19th-century debates about the constructions of American nationhood and national citizenship, the frequently invoked concept of divided sovereignty signified the division of power between state and federal authorities and/or the possibility of one nation residing within the geopolitical boundaries of another. Political and social realities of the 19th century (immigration, slavery, westward expansion, indigenous treaties, financial panics, etc.) amplified anxieties about threats to national/state sovereignty. Rochelle Zuck argues that, in the decades between the ratification of the Constitution and the publication of Sutton Griggs's novel Imperium in Imperio in 1899, four racial and ethnic populations were most often referred to as nations within the nation: African Americans, Cherokees, Irish Americans, and Chinese Americans. Writers and orators from these groups engaged the concept of divided sovereignty to assert individual, communal, and national sovereignty (not just ethnic or racial identity), to gain political traction, and to complicate existing formations of nationhood and citizenship. Their stories intersected with issues that dominated 19th-century public argument and contributed to the Civil War. In five chapters focused on these groups, Zuck reveals how constructions of sovereignty shed light on a host of concerns including regional and sectional tensions; territorial expansion and jurisdiction; economic uncertainty; racial, ethnic, and religious differences; international relations; immigration; and arguments about personhood, citizenship, and nationhood"--Provided by publisher.
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Subject American literature -- Minority authors -- History and criticism.
Sovereignty in literature.
Political culture -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Citizenship -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Nationalism -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Sovereignty -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Minorities -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
United States -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- General.
American literature -- Minority authors. (OCoLC)fst00807213
Citizenship. (OCoLC)fst00861909
Ethnic relations. (OCoLC)fst00916005
Minorities. (OCoLC)fst01023088
Nationalism. (OCoLC)fst01033832
Political culture. (OCoLC)fst01069263
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Race relations. (OCoLC)fst01086509
Sovereignty in literature. (OCoLC)fst01127385
Sovereignty -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01127384
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Zuck, Rochelle Raineri. Divided sovereignties. Athens : The University of Georgia Press, 2016 9780820345420 0820345423 (DLC) 2015043950 (OCoLC)921863946
ISBN 9780820349640 (electronic bk.)
082034964X (electronic bk.)
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