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The contrast : manners, morals, and authority in the early American republic

Author: Royall Tyler; Cynthia A Kierner
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2007.
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With annotated footnotes, this work explores the debate over manners, morals, and cultural authority in the decades following American Revolution. It also includes an introduction that provides  Read more...

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Tyler, Royall, 1757-1826.
Contrast.
New York : New York University Press, c2007
(DLC) 2006035521
(OCoLC)74492129
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Royall Tyler; Cynthia A Kierner
ISBN: 9781435603875 1435603877 9780814747926 0814747922 9780814747933 0814747930
OCLC Number: 176632638
Notes: A reprint of The contrast by Royall Tyler, with annotated footnotes and an extensive introduction; also features selections from contemporary letters, essays, novels, conduct books, and public documents, which debate issues of the era.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 147 p.) : ill.
Contents: Introduction --
The contrast / Royall Tyler --
Primary documents: The former, present, and future prospects of America (1786); The dabblers (1788); Effects of the stage on the manners of a people (1792); Anti-theater petition (1793); The art of pleasing men and women (1747) ; Mercy Otis Warren on Chesterfield's letters (1779); For the females (1787); Fantastical, preposterous fashions [of] gentlemen (1787); On matrimonial obedience (1792); Proper conduct of the wife towards her husband (1804); Panegyric on the marriage state (1786); How to prolong the happiness of the marriage union (1787); Plan for the establishment of public schools (1786); The progress of a countryman (1787); The will of the people (1792); The natural aristocracy (1813).
Responsibility: [edited by] Cynthia A. Kierner.

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