TITLE: Jonathan Going South: The Yankee & the Making of American National Character
SPEAKER: Stefanie Schaefer
EVENT DATE: 02/07/2013
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 53 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Stefanie Schaefer traces the origins and functions of the Yankee in 19th century U.S. literary and popular culture. Schaefer traces the Yankee's most commonly known sectional (Northern) denomination to its origins and explores how this allegory was used to imagine an American national identity.
Speaker Biography: Stefanie Schaefer is a German Fellow in the Library's John W. Kluge Center.