Simon P. Newman vividly evokes the celebrations of America's
first national holidays in the years between the ratification of
the Constitution and the inauguration of Thomas Jefferson. He
demonstrates how, by taking part in the festive culture of the
streets, ordinary American men and women were able to play a
significant role in forging the political culture of the young
nation. The creation of many of the patriotic holidays we still
celebrate coincided with the emergence of the first two-party
system. With the political songs they sang, the liberty poles they
raised, and the partisan badges they wore, Americans of many walks
of life helped shape a new national politics destined to replace
the regional practices of the colonial era.
You do not have access to this book on JSTOR. Try logging in through your institution for access.
Log in to your personal account or through your institution.
Table of Contents
Export Selected Citations
Export to NoodleTools
Export to RefWorks
Export to EasyBib
Export a RIS file
(For EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager, Zotero, Mendeley...)
Export a Text file