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The Liberty of StrangersMaking the American Nation$
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Desmond King

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195306439

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306439.001.0001

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“One People” Nationalism

“One People” Nationalism

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(p.3) 1 “One People” Nationalism
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The Liberty of Strangers
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Desmond King

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306439.003.0001

One rhetorical feature of American nationalism has been a constant: that the United States is composed of “one people” sutured by shared loyalty to the polity. The political upshot is that American nationalism is built on a community of groups, more than individuals, despite the national ideology to the contrary. Membership and international influences are the two terms that serve as a guide about how American political leaders historically and at present balance the contested claims of individualism and group politics. The story of American nationhood is not over. Political leaders present new demands about inclusion and membership, and there are continuing international pressures on the United States.

Keywords:   one people nationalism, American nationhood, United States, membership, international influences

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