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Warring Nation Honor, Race, and Humiliation in America and Abroad von Wyatt-Brown, Bertram (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 01.01.2014
  • Verlag: University of Virginia Press
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Warring Nation

In this culminating work of a long and distinguished career, historianBertram Wyatt-Brown looks at the theme of honor-a subject on which he was the acknowledgedexpert-and places it in a broader historical and cultural context than ever before.Wyatt-Brown begins with the contention that honor cannot be understood withoutconsidering the role of humiliation, which not only sets victor apart from vanquished but drives thesearch for vindication that is integral to notions of honor. The American conception of honor isfurther deepened by issues of race. The author turns to the slave South to show how white and blackconcepts of honor differed from and contradicted each other, illuminating honor's elusive butpowerful role in our society.He then goes on to explore these themes within awide range of military and political contexts, from the Revolutionary War to Desert Storm, providingnew insights on how honor drove decision making during many defining events in our history thatcontinue to reverberate in the American mind.


    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 01.01.2014
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9780813934754
    Verlag: University of Virginia Press
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