The American Revolution and Eighteenth-Century Culture

Essays from the 1976 Bicentennial Conference of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Author: Paul J. Korshin
Publisher: AMS Press
Category: History
Page: 271
View: 1789

Books on Early American History and Culture, 1986-1990

An Annotated Bibliography
Author: Raymond Irwin
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313314308
Category: History
Page: 311
View: 8371
Explores the scholarly literature on early American history.

Masculinity, Militarism and Eighteenth-Century Culture, 1689–1815

Author: Julia Banister
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108173705
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 268
View: 3143
This book investigates the figure of the military man in the long eighteenth century in order to explore how ideas about militarism served as vehicles for conceptualizations of masculinity. Bringing together representations of military men and accounts of court martial proceedings, this book examines eighteenth-century arguments about masculinity and those that appealed to the 'naturally' sexed body and construed masculinity as social construction and performance. Julia Banister's discussion draws on a range of printed materials, including canonical literary and philosophical texts by David Hume, Adam Smith, Horace Walpole and Jane Austen, and texts relating to the naval trials of, amongst others, Admiral John Byng. By mapping eighteenth-century ideas about militarism, including professionalism and heroism, alongside broader cultural concerns with politeness, sensibility, the Gothic past and celebrity, Julia Banister reveals how ideas about masculinity and militarism were shaped by and within eighteenth-century culture.

Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture

Author: Catherine E. Ingrassia,Jeffrey S. Ravel
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801881923
Category: History
Page: 360
View: 3245
With this well-illustrated new volume, the SECC continues its tradition of publishing innovative interdisciplinary scholarship on the interpretive edge. Essays include:Misty Anderson, Our Purpose is the Same: Whitefield, Foote, and the Theatricality of MethodismTili Boon Cuillé, La Vraisemblance du merveilleux: Operatic Aesthetics in Cazotte's Fantastic FictionSimon Dickie, Joseph Andrews and the Great Laughter Debate: The Roasting of AdamsLynn Festa, Cosmetic Differences: The Changing Faces of England and FranceBlake Gerard, All that the heart wishes: Changing Views toward Sentimentality Reflected in Visualizations of Sterne's Maria, 1773-1888Jennifer Keith, The Sins of Sensibility and the Challenge of Antislavery PoetryMary Helen McMurran, Aphra Behn from Both Sides: Translation in the Atlantic WorldLeslie Richardson, Leaving her Father's House: Locke, Astell, and Clarissa's Body PoliticSandra Sherman, The Wealth of Nations in the 1790sAlan Sikes, Snip Snip Here, Snip Snip There, and a Couple of Tra La Las: The Rise and Fall of the Castrato SingerRivka Swenson, Representing Modernity in Jane Barker's Galesia Trilogy: Jacobite Allegory and the Aesthetics of the Patch-Work Subject

The Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution

Author: Edward G. Gray,Jane Kamensky
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199746702
Category: History
Page: 673
View: 8281
The Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution introduces scholars, students and generally interested readers to the formative event in American history. In thirty-three individual essays, the Handbook provides readers with in-depth analysis of the Revolution's many sides.

Culture and Liberty in the Age of the American Revolution

Author: Michal Jan Rozbicki
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 0813931541
Category: History
Page: 304
View: 379
In his new book, Michal Jan Rozbicki undertakes to bridge the gap between the political and the cultural histories of the American Revolution. Through a careful examination of liberty as both the ideological axis and the central metaphor of the age, he is able to offer a fresh model for interpreting the Revolution. By establishing systemic linkages between the histories of the free and the unfree, and between the factual and the symbolic, this framework points to a fundamental reassessment of the ways we think about the American Founding. Rozbicki moves beyond the two dominant interpretations of Revolutionary liberty—one assuming the Founders invested it with a modern meaning that has in essence continued to the present day, the other highlighting its apparent betrayal by their commitment to inequality. Through a consistent focus on the interplay between culture and power, Rozbicki demonstrates that liberty existed as an intricate fusion of political practices and symbolic forms. His deeply historicized reconstruction of its contemporary meanings makes it clear that liberty was still understood as a set of privileges distributed according to social rank rather than a universal right. In fact, it was because the Founders considered this assumption self-evident that they felt confident in publicizing a highly liberal, symbolic narrative of equal liberty to represent the Revolutionary endeavor. The uncontainable success of this narrative went far beyond the circumstances that gave birth to it because it put new cultural capital—a conceptual arsenal of rights and freedoms—at the disposal of ordinary people as well as political factions competing for their support, providing priceless legitimacy to all those who would insist that its nominal inclusiveness include them in fact.

Italian Opera in the Age of the American Revolution

Author: Pierpaolo Polzonetti
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521897084
Category: Music
Page: 376
View: 1915
Polzonetti reveals how revolutionary America inspired eighteenth-century European audiences, and how it can still inspire and entertain us.

The American Revolution In the Law

Anglo-American Jurisprudence before John Marshall
Author: Shannon C. Stimson
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400861470
Category: Philosophy
Page: 242
View: 3600
In 1773 John Adams observed that one source of tension in the debate between England and the colonies could be traced to the different conceptions each side had of the terms "legally" and "constitutionally"--different conceptions that were, as Shannon Stimson here demonstrates, symptomatic of deeper jurisprudential, political, and even epistemological differences between the two governmental outlooks. This study of the political and legal thought of the American revolution and founding period explores the differences between late eighteenth-century British and American perceptions of the judicial and jural power. In Stimson's book, which will interest both historians and theorists of law and politics, the study of colonial juries provides an incisive tool for organizing, interpreting, and evaluating various strands of American political theory, and for challenging the common assumption of a basic unity of vision of the roots of Anglo-American jurisprudence. The author introduces an original concept, that of "judicial space," to account for the development of the highly political role of the Supreme Court, a judicial body that has no clear counterpart in English jurisprudence. Originally published in 1990. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Men Who Lost America

British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire
Author: Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300191073
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 466
View: 2653
DIVA unique account of the American Revolution, told from the perspective of the leaders who conducted the British war effort/div

The American Revolution

A Historical Guidebook
Author: Frances H. Kennedy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199324247
Category: History
Page: 480
View: 1938
In 1996, Congress commissioned the National Park Service to compile a list of sites and landmarks connected with the American Revolution that it deemed vital to preserve for future generations. Some of these sites are well known--Bunker Hill, Valley Forge, Fort Ticonderoga--and in no danger of being lost; others less so-- Blackstock's Plantation in South Carolina or Bryan's Station in Kentucky--and more vulnerable. But all are central to the story of our nation's fight for independence. From battlefields to encampments, meeting houses to museums, these places offer us a chance to rediscover the remarkable men and women who founded this nation and to recognize the relevance of not just what they did, but where they did it. The American Revolution: A Historical Guidebook takes readers to nearly 150 of these sites, providing an overview of the Revolution through an exploration of the places where American independence was articulated, fought for, and eventually secured. Beginning with the Boston Common, first occupied by British troops in 1768, and closing with Fraunces Tavern in New York, where George Washington bid farewell to his officers on December 4, 1783, Kennedy takes readers on a tour of the most significant places of Revolutionary history. Accompanied by illuminating excerpts and essays from some of the foremost scholars in the field, including David McCullough, Barbara Tuchman, David Hackett Fischer, Eric Foner, and John Ferling, the entries move in a roughly chronological order from the pre-Revolutionary years up through 1787. Taken together, the combination of site, essay, and excerpt provides rich context and overview, giving a sense of the major figures and events as well as the course of the Revolution, and cover topics ranging from the Boston Tea Party to the frontier wars. The guide is encyclopedic in scope and covers a wide geographical sweep. Accompanied by historical maps, as well as a number of illuminating primary documents including the Declaration of Independence and letters from John Adams and George Washington, it offers a comprehensive picture of how the Revolutionary War unfolded on American soil, and also points readers to the best writing on the subject in the last fifty years. The American Revolution: A Historical Guidebook is an essential companion for anyone interested in the story and history of our nation's founding.