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Thomas Paine and the literature of revolution

Author: Edward Larkin
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The American School of Empire considers how an American idea of empire evolved in the 1790s and would shape and be shaped by the literature and art of the early US. Hamilton's introductory essay suggests that empire was as important to the foundation of the US as concepts like democracy, freedom, nation, and republic. This book thus begins from the premise that the history of empire in the United States can be  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Thomas Paine; Thomas Paine; Thomas Paine; Thomas Paine; Thomas Paine; Thomas Paine; Thomas Paine
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Larkin
ISBN: 0521841151 9780521841153
OCLC Number: 57124473
Description: x, 205 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Inventing an American public : the Pennsylvania Magazine and revolutionary American political discourse --
"Could the wolf bleat like the lamb" : Paine's critique of the early American public sphere --
Writing revolutionary history --
The science of revolution : technological metaphors and scientific methodology in Rights of man and the Age of reason --
"Strong friends and violent enemies" : the historical construction of Thomas Paine through the nineteenth century --
Paine and nineteenth century American literary history.
Responsibility: Edward Larkin.
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