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Traditionally, sectionalists have heroicized the struggle of individual will (shaped by regional ethos) against incursion and poverty rather than analyzing the relays between global and national forces and regional self-understanding.
The sectionalist argument not only reflected the obvious (whether or not relevant) differences between the coastal region and backcountry in mid-eighteenth-century North Carolina but also placed the Regulation in a continuum of apparent regional clashes in early American history.
Although the CAW'S adoption of strategic voting has been framed as part of a pragmatic attempt to block the most extreme representatives of neoliberalism from coming to power, to maintain union independence from a particular party, and to permit pressure from the left to be put on the NDP, other actions imply both a defensive and sectionalist Gomperism and a more proactive shift to the political centre.
One of Whitman's ingenious strategies to reframe the sectionalist divide as an international concern was his refusal to note significant divisions between slave and free states.
Although Van Buren now claimed he was "sincerely and heartily desirous to wear the honors and enjoyments of private life uninterruptedly to the end,"(2) his ambition resurfaced in 1848, just as the slavery issue was intensifying sectionalist tensions.
Whatever else they were - backward-looking, sexist, racist, sectionalist, flagrantly dismissive of the needs of the huge mass of unorganized workers -- leading labourists were not stupid.
Then shall our system produce patriots rather than sectionalists, and in our return to the principles and practices of our fathers of the revolutionary era, we shall secure alike our liberties, the extension of our prosperity, and the increase of our happiness as a people.
But there are many ways to play this game, and this one quite objectionably accepts the whining and apologetics of New England Federalists for whom the three-fifths clause was not, in truth, the most important problem: Northern sectionalists, who had been thoroughly repudiated at the polls, were endangered in their homeland, and, as Jefferson complained, were just as likely to condemn the slave lords in a bid for partisan advantage as because of heartfelt opposition to the institution.
After Ironsi, what predominate are sectionalists and tribalists, the usual rhetoric to the contrary notwithstanding.
And for the rest of his life, he had to live with the embarrassment of American sectionalists quoting him on both sides of the issue.
Here Glover helps readers to understand one of the enduring paradoxes of Southern history in the early national period--how the early nationalism of the South's Revolutionary heroes gave way to such ardent sectionalists in the next generation.