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Hobbes, sovereignty, and early American literature

Author: Paul Downes
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2015. ©2015
Series: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture, 172.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Hobbes, Sovereignty, and Early American Literature pursues the question of democratic sovereignty as it was anticipated, theorized and resisted in the American colonies and in the early United States. It proposes that orthodox American liberal accounts of political community need to be supplemented and challenged by the deeply controversial theory of sovereignty that was articulated in Thomas Hobbes's Leviathan  Read more...
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Downes, Paul.
Hobbes, sovereignty, and early American literature
(DLC) 2014048686
(OCoLC)899880576
Named Person: Thomas Hobbes; Thomas Hobbes; Thomas Hobbes
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Downes
ISBN: 9781316050835 1316050831 9781316358290 1316358291
OCLC Number: 927145551
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 297 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction: Hobbes and the golden calf --
1. Sovereignty's new clothes --
2. Rereading Leviathan: the "state of nature" and the "artificial soul" --
3. Hobbes in America --
4. "Heaven's sugar cake": Puritan sovereignty --
5. Tyranny's corpse: Jonathan Mayhew's revolutionary sermon on Romans 13 --
6. "Imperium in imperio": founding sovereignty --
7. Tar and feathers: Hawthorne's revolution --
8. Hobbes, slavery, and sovereign resistance --
9. Nat Turner and the African American revolution.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture, 172.
Responsibility: Paul Downes.

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Hobbes, Sovereignty, and Early American Literature explores the development of ideas about sovereignty and democracy in the early United States. It looks at Puritan sermons and poetry, founding-era  Read more...

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