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By Matthew G. Hannah

Matthew Hannah's ebook specializes in past due nineteenth-century the US, the interval of transformation which the Civil conflict and gave beginning to the 20 th century. This was once a time of industrialization and urbanization. Immigration was once at the elevate and conventional hierarchies have been being challenged. utilizing a mixture of empirical and theoretical fabric, Hannah explores the modernization of the yank federal govt in this interval. Discussions of gender, race and colonial wisdom interact with Foucault's principles on 'governmentality'. The empirical strands of the narrative encompass the occupation and writing of Francis A. Walker. A highly influential determine at the moment, Walker used to be Director of the 1870 and 1880 US censuses, Commissioner of Indian affairs and a renowned political economist and educator. via an research of his paintings, Hannah enriches earlier interpretations of the interval, demonstrating that the modernization of the yank nationwide nation was once a completely spatial and explicitly geographical project.

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