The Age of Lincoln and Cavour: Comparative Perspectives on 19th-Century American and Italian Nation-Building

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A comparison of the United States and Italy in the nineteenth century yields some remarkable similarities: In both instances, a relatively young country sought to cultivate liberal nationalist sentiments, economic progress, and technological modernization. At the same time, both Italy and the U.S. faced a direct threat to national unity in the form of a recalcitrant southern population, culminating in unprecedented bloodshed and social instability. While many historians have commented on these parallels, they have until now ...

The Age of Lincoln and Cavour: Comparative Perspectives on 19th-Century American and Italian Nation-Building 2015, Palgrave MacMillan, New York

ISBN-13: 9781137485427

2015 edition

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