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02.06.06 Norton, Anne, Alternative Americas: A Reading of Antebellum Political Culture, published in 1986

Notes Concerning the Author

Anne Norton is professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania.

Our Review

Most of Norton’s work has been in 20th century political thought,  but this highly original and insightful work,   examines how the North and the South developed into different  versions and understandings of what  it meant to be American.   Unlike many contemporary works, Norton does not treat the South as a problem but as a legitimate version of the American experience.

Availability of this Book

Used paperback versions are available.