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Authority, Autonomy, and Representation in American Literature, 1776-1865

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From the Revolutionary War to the Civil War, a familiar scene appears and reappears in American literature: a speaker stands before a crowd of men and women, attempting to mitigate their natural suspicions in order to form a body of federated wills. In this important study of the relationship of literature and politics, Mark Patterson argues that this scene restates political issues in literary terms and embodies the essential problems of American democracy facing both politicians and writers: What is autonomy? How does ...

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Authority, Autonomy, and Representation in American Literature, 1776-1865
2016, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691631455

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Authority, Autonomy, and Representation in American Literature, 1776-1865
2014, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691601854

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Authority, Autonomy, and Representation in American Literature, 1776-1865
1988, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691067438

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