Private Property and the Origins of Nationalism in the United States and Norway - pr_35148

Private Property and the Origins of Nationalism in the United States and Norway

The Making of Propertied Communities

By Eirik Magnus Fuglestad

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In the eighteenth century, before a national political movement took hold in either the United States or Norway, both countries were agrarian societies marked by widespread private land ownership. Tracing the emergence and development of national ideology in each, Eirik Magnus Fuglestad argues that land ownership became tied up with these national ideologies and was ultimately a central driver of nationalism. In this book, the United States and Norway emerge as propertied communities, shaped by historical narratives of self-government and by property regimes that linked popular sovereignty with land ownership. Covering the mid-eighteenth century through industrialization in the nineteenth century, this book lays the groundwork for understanding the rise of nationalism as an agrarian, landed phenomenon, which later became the foundation of industrial society.

Product code: 9783319899497

ISBN 9783319899497
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H210xW148
No. Of Pages 223
Publisher Springer International Publishing AG
Edition 1st ed. 2018
In the eighteenth century, before a national political movement took hold in either the United States or Norway, both countries were agrarian societies marked by widespread private land ownership.