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American literature, 1764-1789 : the Revolutionary years

Author: Everett H Emerson
Publisher: Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, 1977.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The twenty-five years in which the American colonists acquired a sense of nationhood were turbulent, highly spirited, and highly literary. The finest written products of this intellectual surge included not only the fiery pamphlets, broadsides, and newspaper articles of the revolutionists, but also works of prose an poetry, letters, diaries, sermons, and plays.
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American literature, 1764-1789.
Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, 1977
(OCoLC)567907107
Named Person: Thomas Paine; Benjamin Franklin; Philip Morin Freneau; Thomas Jefferson; Benjamin Franklin; Philip Morin Freneau; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Paine
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Everett H Emerson
ISBN: 0299072703 9780299072704
OCLC Number: 2542053
Description: xvi, 301 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The cultural context of the American Revolution / Everett Emerson --
The patriot pamphleteers / Elaine K. Ginsberg --
Thomas Paine / Evelyn J. Hinz --
The Loyalists' reply / Charles E. Modlin --
The preachers / Robert M. Benton --
The theater and drama / Calhoun Winton --
Benjamin Franklin / Mary E. Rucker --
Philip Freneau and Francis Hopkinson / William D. Andrews --
Thomas Jefferson / Thomas Philbrick --
African-American writers / Bernard W. Bell --
Three travelers: Carver, Bartram, and Woolman / Patricia M. Medeiros --
Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur / A.W. Plumstead --
The Connecticut wits / Robert D. Arner --
The Federalist / Robert Bain --
Worried celebrants of the American Revolution / Cecelia Tichi.
Responsibility: Everett Emerson, editor.
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