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Clothed in robes of sovereignty : the Continental Congress and the people out of doors

Author: Benjamin H Irvin
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Clothed in Robes of Sovereignty examines popular responses to the Continental Congress and to the objects and ceremonies-seals, medals, and swords, for example, as well as fast days and Fourths of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin H Irvin
ISBN: 9780199731992 0199731993
OCLC Number: 644018975
Description: xii, 378 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : to "stamp the character of the people" --
The republicans' new clothes --
The Continental Congress unmanned --
"[A]n impression upon the mind" --
The pride and pomp of war --
"The spirits of the whigs must be kept up" --
"[U]ncommon and extraordinary movements" --
"[T]he most amiable garbs of publick virtue" --
Naked and unadorned --
Conclusion : "[T]he sign of the thirteen starrs."
Responsibility: Benjamin H. Irvin.
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