Capital, State, and the Rhetoric of History in Japan, France, and the United States
Focusing on Japan, France, and the United States, this work reveals how the writing of national history in the late nineteenth century made the reshaping of the world by capitalism and the nation-state seem natural and inevitable. It also analyzes the rhetoric, narrative form, and intellectual genealogy of late-nineteenth-century texts.
Acknowledgments1. National History and the World of NationsI. Spaces of History2. Circulation, National Space, and the Interiority of History; 3. The Nationality of Expansion; 4. The Decline and Renewal of National SpaceII. Times of Crisis5. The Rupture of Meiji and the New Japan; 6. Americanization and National History; 7. French Revolution, Third Republic; Conclusion: National History and Other WorldsNotes; Bibliography