Rgument on violence and american identity

Directions from Professor:

Consider carefully Smith-Rosenbergs argument on violence and American identity. Summarize her argument, and then, choose a minimum of 3 secondary sources and a minimum of 5 primary sources that we have read and discussed in this course and explain how these sources either support or challenge Rosenbergs argument. Your essay must go beyond describing your selected sources. ( any description should be brief. Spend your time and energy analyzing the sources and what they tell us about violence in early America and its legacy.

The course textbook is: The violent Empire: The Birth of an American National Identity, 2010