The mediating nation: Late American realism, globalization, and the progressive state Book

Cadle, N. (2014). The mediating nation: Late American realism, globalization, and the progressive state . 1-253.

cited authors

  • Cadle, N

fiu authors

abstract

  • By the early twentieth century, as Woodrow Wilson would later declare, the United States had become both the literal embodiment of all the earth’s peoples and a nation representing all other nations and cultures through its ethnic and cultural diversity. This idea of connection with all peoples, Cadle argues, allowed American literary writers to circulate their work internationally, in turn promoting American literature and also the nation itself. Reexamining the relationship between Progressivism and literary realism, Cadle demonstrates that the narratives constructed by American writers asserted a more active role for the United States in world affairs and helped to shift global influence from Europe to North America.

publication date

  • January 1, 2014

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 13

  • 9781469618456

start page

  • 1

end page

  • 253