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Authorizing Experience : Refigurations of the Body Politic in Seventeenth-Century New England Writing.

Author: Jim Egan
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2001.
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The emphasis on practical experience over ideology is viewed by many historians as a profoundly American characteristic, one that provides a model for exploring the colonial challenge to European belief systems and the creation of a unique culture. Here Jim Egan offers an unprecedented look at how early modern American writers helped make this notion of experience so powerful that we now take it as a given rather  Read more...
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Egan, Jim.
Authorizing Experience : Refigurations of the Body Politic in Seventeenth-Century New England Writing.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2001
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Egan
ISBN: 9781400823024 1400823021
OCLC Number: 700688513
Description: 1 online resource (193 pages)
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS.

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The emphasis on practical experience over ideology is viewed by many historians as a profoundly American characteristic, one that provides a model for exploring the colonial challenge to European belief systems and the creation of a unique culture. Here Jim Egan offers an unprecedented look at how early modern American writers helped make this notion of experience so powerful that we now take it as a given rather than as the product of hard-fought rhetorical battles waged over ways of imagining one's relationship to a larger social community. In order to show how our modern notion of experienc.

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