Unformatted text preview: build national identity, pride and unity.” Nationalism is much more than what these two definitions imply. Nationalism is culturally constructed • national anthems • flags • statues and monuments • national holidays • key words or themes capture the peoples’ sense of shared identity, shared values, shared belief system The embodiment of national identity enables us to reflect upon the nation, our place within it, and the nation’s and our place in the world Nationalism is most acutely felt when the people perceive the “nation” to be under threat “Imagining America: 9/11, Custer’s Last Stand and Manifest Destiny” America Progress The American Pioneer The End of the Trail Class 1...
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- Winter '06
- Nationalism, Ethnic group, Trail class, Peter Worsely