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A speaking aristocracy : transforming public discourse in eighteenth-century Connecticut

Author: Christopher Grasso; Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture.
Publisher: Chapel Hill : Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture by the University of North Carolina Press, 1999.
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As cultural authority was reconstituted in the Revolutionary era, knowledge reconceived in the age of Enlightenment, and the means of communication radically altered by the proliferation of print, speakers and writers in eighteenth-century America began to describe themselves and their world in strikingly new ways. A Speaking Aristocracy deepens our understanding of these sweeping changes by grounding them in a
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Genre/Form: History
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Grasso, Christopher.
Speaking aristocracy.
Chapel Hill : Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture by the University of North Carolina Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607161861
Online version:
Grasso, Christopher.
Speaking aristocracy.
Chapel Hill : Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture by the University of North Carolina Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607646996
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Grasso; Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture.
ISBN: 0807824712 9780807824719 0807847720 9780807847725
OCLC Number: 39539252
Description: viii, 511 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The power of the public covenant --
Only a great awakening: Jonathan Edwards and the regulation of religious discourse --
Legalism and orthodoxy: Thomas Clap and the transformation of legal culture --
The experimental philosophy of farming: Jared Eliot and the cultivation of Connecticut --
Christian knowledge and revolutionary New England: the education of Ezra Stiles --
Print, poetry, and politics: John Trumbull and the transformation of the public sphere --
Reawakening the public mind: Timothy Dwight and the rhetoric of New England --
Political characters and public words.
Responsibility: Christopher Grasso.
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Drawing on hundreds of sermons, essays, speeches, letters, journals, plays, poems, and newspaper articles, the author of this volume explores how intellectuals, preachers, and polemicists transformed  Read more...

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