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Mania for freedom [electronic resource] : American literatures of enthusiasm from the Revolution to the Civil War / John Mac Kilgore.

Author:
Kilgore, John Mac [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2016]
Description:
1 online resource (pages cm)
Series:
UPCC book collections on Project MUSE. [More in this series]
Summary note:
"In this study of literature in antebellum America, John Mac Kilgore argues that a distinct rhetorical tradition of enthusiasm emerged as a form of political dissent. This was literature written to confront normative values, to respond to critical injustice, and to incite revolt, if not broad change. Literary enthusiasm came to signify a particular form of protest among marginalized groups, including commoners, slaves, immigrants, Native Americans, women, and abolitionists. These dissenting voices, these enthusiasts, fought against what they viewed as tyranny while using their writings to forge international or anti-nationalistic political affiliations"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Source of description:
Description based on print version record.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9781469629742
  • 1469629747
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