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A nation of speechifiers : making an American public after the Revolution

Author: Carolyn Eastman
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After the American Revolution, inhabitants of the United States began to shape a new national identity. Telling the story of this messy yet formative process, this title argues that ordinary men and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn Eastman
ISBN: 9780226180199 0226180190
OCLC Number: 317922522
Description: xi, 290 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Messy beginnings --
Demosthenes in America : from sensibility to nationalism in elocutionary education --
Vindicating female eloquence : girls' oratory and the rise and fall of a female counterpublic --
Mourning for Logan : "Indian eloquence" and the making of an American public --
"A club is a nation in miniature" : young men on the make and their debating societies --
Saint Franklin : journeymen printers and the medium of democratic virtue --
"Who's afraid" of Frances Wright? Media debates about the public and its spokesmen --
The ongoing process of making an American public.
Responsibility: Carolyn Eastman.

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"The peoples of the early American republic were engaged in an epochal struggle over who could claim public citizenship. In a wide-ranging analysis, Carolyn Eastman provides a careful reading of this Read more...

 
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