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Law and letters in American culture

Author: Robert A Ferguson
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1984.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ferguson, Robert A., 1942-2017.
Law and letters in American culture.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1984
(DLC) 84008940
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A Ferguson
OCLC Number: 1035933985
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 417 pages : illustrations
Contents: 1. The configuration of law and letters: In America the law is king --
Mysterious obligation: Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia --
To form a more perfect union --
2. The major writers: The post-revolutionary writers: Trumbull, Tyler, and Brackenridge --
The case of Charles Brockden Brown --
Washington Irving hunts down the nation --
William Cullen Bryant: the creative context of the poet --
3. Breakdown and resolution: Daniel Webster: counsel for the defense --
The Richard Henry Danas: father and son --
End of the configuration --
Lincoln: an epilogue.
Responsibility: Robert A. Ferguson.
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