The Resource Teach me dreams : the search for self in the revolutionary era, Mechal Sobel

Teach me dreams : the search for self in the revolutionary era, Mechal Sobel

Label
Teach me dreams : the search for self in the revolutionary era
Title
Teach me dreams
Title remainder
the search for self in the revolutionary era
Statement of responsibility
Mechal Sobel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Teach Me Dreams delves into the dreamworld of ordinary Americans and finds that as their self-perception increased, transforming them on a personal level, so did a revolutionary spirit that wrought momentous political changes. Mechal Sobel considers dreams recorded in the life narratives of one hundred people, revealing the America of the Revolutionary Era to have been a truly dream-infused culture in which analysis of dreams was encouraged, and subsequent personal reevaluation was striking. Sobel uses a wealth of information - letters, diaries, and over two hundred published autobiographies from a wide range of "ordinary" people: black, white, male, female. In these accounts, many previously neglected by historians, dreamers explain how their nighttime adventures opened their eyes to aspects of themselves, or unveiled new paths they should take both personally and politically." "Sobel offers insights into how early Americans understood their lives. Her analysis of the dreams and lives of ordinary Revolutionary-Era people demonstrates links between dreaming, self-reevaluation, and participation in the radically changing politics of the time. This book will appeal to specialists in the fields of American and African-American history, and anyone interested in dreams and self-development."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sobel, Mechal
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
E209
LC item number
.S68 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American Revolution (1775-1783)
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • USA
  • United States
  • Dreams
  • Dreams
  • Emotions
  • Self-perception
  • Social interaction
  • American prose literature
  • Soziale Situation
  • Revolution
  • American prose literature
  • Dreams
  • Emotions
  • Self-perception
  • Social conditions
  • Social interaction
Label
Teach me dreams : the search for self in the revolutionary era, Mechal Sobel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-355) and index
Contents
  • "Teach me Dreams": Learning to Use Dreams to Refashion the Self
  • Whites' Black Alien Other
  • Blacks' White Enemy Other
  • "Making Men What They Should Be"
  • Women Seeking What They Would Be
  • Coda: "In Dreams Begins Responsibility."
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 368 p.
Isbn
9780691049496
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00021230
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)43384979
  • (OCoLC)ocm43384979
Label
Teach me dreams : the search for self in the revolutionary era, Mechal Sobel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-355) and index
Contents
  • "Teach me Dreams": Learning to Use Dreams to Refashion the Self
  • Whites' Black Alien Other
  • Blacks' White Enemy Other
  • "Making Men What They Should Be"
  • Women Seeking What They Would Be
  • Coda: "In Dreams Begins Responsibility."
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 368 p.
Isbn
9780691049496
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00021230
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)43384979
  • (OCoLC)ocm43384979

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