Final Exam notes

Final Exam notes - Final Exam consists of: Bender Ch. 4, 5...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Final Exam consists of: Bender Ch. 4, 5 Gerstle Ch. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, epilogue 10/28/08 Key Terms and concepts Civic nationalism: “belief in the fundamental equality of all human beings, in every individuals inalienable rights to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and in a democratic government that derives its legitimacy from the people’s consent.” (4). How is Gerstle’s civil nationalism different from the 18 th century notion of government by the people or bill of rights protections? Idea remained similar but which groups are entitled to changes Late 1700s: wealthy, land owning white men There is more which I don't have Racial nationalism: “ideological inheritance…that conceives of America in ethno racial terms, as a people held together by common blood and skin color and by inherited fitness for self-government.” (4). The only people who have the ability for this self-government are white anglo Saxons The good of America is only for white people Is this the same as what is usually called “Racism”? Yes and no Yes: racial nationalism, according to Gerstle, is aimed at discrimination against non-white peoples No: racial nationalism, according to Gerstle, can also be used to discriminate against European immigrant groups too. No: racial nationalism is not limited to far-right fringe groups like KKK< but is taken up for liberals at the center of power Civic and racial nationalism are in conflict and tied together “I argue that the pursuit of these two powerful and contradictory ideals – the civil and the racial – has decisively shaped the history of the American nation in the 20 th century.” (5) Which one – civic or racial nationalism – was more powerful? This question assumes they are totally independent of each other – not correct, according to Gerstle, who recognizes the tension between civc and racial nationalism but also their overlap It is good to look at civic and racial nationalism as a ven diagram because of the overlapping ideas (civic and racial)
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Civic and Racial nationalism change over time: “Both racial and civic nationalism…were complex traditions, simultaneously elastic and exclusionary, capable of being altered in various ways to address new economic and political problems as they arose.” (8) “Rooseveltian Nation”: an era when American politics is powerfully influenced by both civic and racial nationalism. Rooseveltian nation rises with TR in the first two decades of the 20 th century and collapses in the mid 1960s. This book is the story of the rise and fall of the Rooseveltian nation. New way of who can be an American Modern liberalism is the main subject, not radicalism or conservatism: “I give special attention [throughout the book] to American liberals: presidents such as Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson [etc]….These liberals and others, I contend, were the most influential architects of the 20 th century nation. They were committed to the civic nationalist tradition in general and to equal
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 02/03/2009 for the course HIST 200gm taught by Professor Shammas during the Fall '05 term at USC.

Page1 / 14

Final Exam notes - Final Exam consists of: Bender Ch. 4, 5...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online