By Thomas M. Allen
Allen explores how differences within the conception of time formed American conceptions of democratic society and sleek nationhood. He specializes in 3 ways of imagining time: the romantic historic time that prevailed on the outset of the 19th century, the geological "deep time" that arose as extensively learn medical works displaced biblical chronology with a brand new scale of hundreds of thousands of years of ordinary heritage, and the technology-driven "clock time" that turned critical to American tradition via century's finish. Allen analyzes cultural artifacts starting from clocks and clinical treatises to work and literary narratives to teach how americans made use of those various principles approximately time to create competing visions of yankee nationhood.
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A Republic in Time: Temporality and Social Imagination in Nineteenth-Century America by Thomas M. Allen