The Resource Writing the rebellion : loyalists and the literature of politics in British America, Philip Gould

Writing the rebellion : loyalists and the literature of politics in British America, Philip Gould

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Writing the rebellion : loyalists and the literature of politics in British America
Title
Writing the rebellion
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loyalists and the literature of politics in British America
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Philip Gould
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Language
eng
Summary
"Writing the Rebellion presents a cultural history of loyalist writing in early America. There has been a spate of related works recently, but Philip Gould's narrative offers a completely different view of the loyalist/patriot contentions than appears in any of these accounts. By focusing on the literary projections of the loyalist cause, Gould dissolves the old legend that loyalists were more British than American, and patriots the embodiment of a new sensibility drawn from their American situation and upbringing. He shows that both sides claimed to be heritors of British civil discourse, Old World learning, and the genius of English culture. The first half of Writing the Rebellion deals with the ways 'political disputation spilled into arguments about style, form, and aesthetics, as though these subjects could secure (or ruin) the very status of political authorship.' Chapters in this section illustrate how loyalists attack patriot rhetoric by invoking British satires of an inflated Whig style by Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift. Another chapter turns to Loyalist critiques of Congressional language and especially the Continental Association, which was responsible for radical and increasingly violent measures against the Loyalists. The second half of Gould's book looks at satiric adaptations of the ancient ballad tradition to see what happens when patriots and loyalists interpret and adapt the same text (or texts) for distinctive yet related purposes. The last two chapters look at the Loyalist response to Thomas Paine's Common Sense and the ways the concept of the author became defined in early America. Throughout the manuscript, Gould acknowledges the purchase English literary culture continued to have in revolutionary America, even among revolutionaries."--Publisher's website
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1960-
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Gould, Philip
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS186
LC item number
.G68 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford studies in American literary history
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  • American literature
  • Politics and literature
  • American loyalists
  • American literature
  • American loyalists
  • Politics and literature
  • Politische Literatur
  • Loyalisten
  • Amerikanische Revolution
  • United States
  • USA
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Writing the rebellion : loyalists and the literature of politics in British America, Philip Gould
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The stamp act crisis and the sublime style of politics -- Wit and ridicule in revolutionary New York -- Satirizing the congress : ancient balladry and literary taste -- Loyalists and the author of Common sense -- New English rebellion
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
217 pages
Isbn
9780199967896
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012035805
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)810442346
  • (OCoLC)ocn810442346
Label
Writing the rebellion : loyalists and the literature of politics in British America, Philip Gould
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The stamp act crisis and the sublime style of politics -- Wit and ridicule in revolutionary New York -- Satirizing the congress : ancient balladry and literary taste -- Loyalists and the author of Common sense -- New English rebellion
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
217 pages
Isbn
9780199967896
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012035805
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)810442346
  • (OCoLC)ocn810442346

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