By Thomas M. Allen
Allen explores how alterations within the conception of time formed American conceptions of democratic society and sleek nationhood. He makes a speciality of 3 ways of imagining time: the romantic ancient time that prevailed on the outset of the 19th century, the geological "deep time" that arose as broadly learn clinical works displaced biblical chronology with a brand new scale of thousands of years of ordinary heritage, and the technology-driven "clock time" that turned crucial to American tradition by way of 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 different rules approximately time to create competing visions of yank nationhood.
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A Republic in Time: Temporality and Social Imagination in Nineteenth-Century America by Thomas M. Allen