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4. Spirit of Nationalism   

4. Spirit of Nationalism

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Unit Overview: Learning Objectives

After students have viewed the video, read the headnotes and literary selections in The Norton Anthology of American Literature, and explored related archival materials on the American Passages Web site, they should be able to
  1. explain the meaning of the term "individualism" and discuss the way ideals of individualism changed over the course of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries;

  2. discuss the importance of race and gender in negotiations of American political and cultural independence;

  3. explain the relationship between eighteenth- century Enlightenment ideals and nineteenth-century Romanticism;

  4. discuss transformations in American spiritual beliefs between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, from the Great Awakening to Deism to more Romantic conceptions of divinity.

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