The Resource Civic longing : the speculative origins of U.S. citizenship, Carrie Hyde

Civic longing : the speculative origins of U.S. citizenship, Carrie Hyde

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Civic longing : the speculative origins of U.S. citizenship
Title
Civic longing
Title remainder
the speculative origins of U.S. citizenship
Statement of responsibility
Carrie Hyde
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Citizenship defines the U.S. political experiment, but the modern legal category that it now names is a relatively recent invention. There was no Constitutional definition of citizenship until the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment in 1868, almost a century after the Declaration of Independence. Civic Longing looks at the fascinating prehistory of U.S. citizenship in the years between the Revolution and the Civil War, when the cultural and juridical meaning of citizenship--as much as its scope--was still up for grabs. Carrie Hyde recovers the numerous cultural forms through which the meaning of citizenship was provisionally made and remade in the early United States. Civic Longing offers the first historically grounded account of the formative political power of the imaginative traditions that shaped early debates about citizenship. In the absence of a centralized legal definition of citizenship, Hyde shows, politicians and writers regularly turned to a number of highly speculative traditions--political philosophy, Christian theology, natural law, fiction, and didactic literature--to authorize visions of what citizenship was or ought to be. These speculative traditions sustained an idealized image of citizenship by imagining it from its outer limits, from the point of view of its "negative civic exemplars"--expatriates, slaves, traitors, and alienated subjects. By recovering the strange, idiosyncratic meanings of citizenship in the early United States, Hyde provides a powerful critique of originalism, and challenges anachronistic assumptions that read the definition of citizenship backward from its consolidation in the mid-nineteenth century as jus soli or birthright citizenship.--
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1982-
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Hyde, Carrie
Dewey number
323.60973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK 1759 .H94 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Citizenship
  • Citizenship
  • Citizenship
  • Citizenship
  • Citizenship
  • United States
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Civic longing : the speculative origins of U.S. citizenship, Carrie Hyde
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Reading "citizenship": Introduction: citizenship before the Fourteenth Amendment -- The retroactive invention of citizenship: a textual history -- Part II. The higher laws of citizenship: "Citizenship in heaven": biblical exegesis and the afterlife of politics -- Citizens of nature: oceanic revolutions and the geopolitics of personhood -- Part III. The lettered citizen: The elsewhere of citizenship: literary autonomy and the fabrication of allegiance -- Stateless fictions: negative instruction and the nationalization of citizenship -- Coda: Wong Kim Ark and "the man without a country"
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780674976153
Lccn
2017017585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)992437172
  • (OCoLC)ocn992437172
Label
Civic longing : the speculative origins of U.S. citizenship, Carrie Hyde
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Reading "citizenship": Introduction: citizenship before the Fourteenth Amendment -- The retroactive invention of citizenship: a textual history -- Part II. The higher laws of citizenship: "Citizenship in heaven": biblical exegesis and the afterlife of politics -- Citizens of nature: oceanic revolutions and the geopolitics of personhood -- Part III. The lettered citizen: The elsewhere of citizenship: literary autonomy and the fabrication of allegiance -- Stateless fictions: negative instruction and the nationalization of citizenship -- Coda: Wong Kim Ark and "the man without a country"
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780674976153
Lccn
2017017585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)992437172
  • (OCoLC)ocn992437172

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