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A Warring Nation: Honor, Race, and Humiliation in America by Bertram Wyatt-Brown

By Bertram Wyatt-Brown

In this culminating paintings of a protracted and uncommon occupation, historian
Bertram Wyatt-Brown appears on the topic of honor—a topic on which he used to be the acknowledged
expert—and areas it in a broader old and cultural context than ever before.

Wyatt-Brown starts with the rivalry that honor can't be understood without
contemplating the position of humiliation, which not just units victor except vanquished yet drives
the hunt for vindication that's quintessential to notions of honor. the yankee notion of
honor is additional deepened by way of problems with race. the writer turns to the slave South to teach how
white and black innovations of honor differed from and contradicted one another, illuminating
honor’s elusive yet robust function in our society.

He then is going on to
discover those subject matters inside of a variety of army and political contexts, from the
progressive warfare to abandon hurricane, delivering new insights on how honor drove choice making
in the course of many defining occasions in our heritage that proceed to reverberate within the American
mind.

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