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“An Alien or a Frenchman or an Irishman:” William Duane, the Federalists and Conflicting Definitions of National Identity in Early American Politics

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dc.contributor.advisor Saler, Bethel
dc.contributor.author Wiencek, Henry
dc.date.accessioned 2008-06-05T12:58:03Z
dc.date.available 2008-06-05T12:58:03Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10066/1464
dc.description.abstract In 1798, William Duane, an American who spent much of his youth abroad in Ireland and England, became editor of the firebrand Republican newspaper the Aurora General Advertiser. Throughout his career at the newspaper's helm, Duane sought to narrow the distinction between revolutions in Europe, notably in France and Ireland, and the American political ideology, framing them as common participants in the international struggle for republicanism. In contrast, his Federalist opponents castigated Duane as highly "foreign," linking him to stereotypes of ignorant, disorderly and violent "aliens" streaming from Europe into the United States. This starkly contrasting language permeated the Aurora and the Federalist press, revealing an ongoing discourse concerning America, international politics, especially in Europe, and the conflicting manner in which republicans and Federalists defined national character.
dc.description.sponsorship Haverford College. Dept. of History en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
dc.subject.lcsh Nationalism -- United States -- History -- 18th century
dc.subject.lcsh United States -- Politics and government -- 18th century
dc.subject.lcsh Federal Party (U.S.)
dc.subject.lcsh Duane, William, 1760-1835
dc.subject.lcsh National characteristics, American -- History -- 18th century
dc.title “An Alien or a Frenchman or an Irishman:” William Duane, the Federalists and Conflicting Definitions of National Identity in Early American Politics en
dc.type Thesis (B.A.) en
dc.rights.access Open Access
dc.description.award The History Department Senior Thesis Prize


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