Private Property and the Origins of Nationalism in the United States and Norway

The Making of Propertied Communities

Authors: Fuglestad, Eirik Magnus

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  • Presents a historical comparative analysis of nationalism in the United States and Norway from 1760 through 1880
  • Argues that widespread individual ownership of land became central to the concept of national popular sovereignty
  • Offers new insights into how agrarian societies transition to industrialism
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In the eighteenth century, before a national political movement took hold in either the United States or Norway, both countries were agrarian societies marked by widespread private land ownership. Tracing the emergence and development of national ideology in each, Eirik Magnus Fuglestad argues that land ownership became tied up with these national ideologies and was ultimately a central driver of nationalism. In this book, the United States and Norway emerge as propertied communities, shaped by historical narratives of self-government and by property regimes that linked popular sovereignty with land ownership. Covering the mid-eighteenth century through industrialization in the nineteenth century, this book lays the groundwork for understanding the rise of nationalism as an agrarian, landed phenomenon, which later became the foundation of industrial society.

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Eirik Magnus Fuglestad completed his PhD at the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He is currently employed at Ruralis – Institute for Rural and Regional Research, Norway.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction: A Property Rights Perspective to the Study of Nationalism

    Pages 1-29

    Fuglestad, Eirik Magnus

  • America: “Destined to Let Freedom Grow”

    Pages 39-77

    Fuglestad, Eirik Magnus

  • Norway: “A Free Constitution … Was Centuries in the Making”

    Pages 79-129

    Fuglestad, Eirik Magnus

  • The Industrial Moment in America—“Irrepressible Conflict”

    Pages 133-168

    Fuglestad, Eirik Magnus

  • The Industrial Transformation in Norway—The Will of the People

    Pages 169-193

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Private Property and the Origins of Nationalism in the United States and Norway
Book Subtitle
The Making of Propertied Communities
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-89950-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-89950-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-89949-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07902-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 223
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