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Rhetoric, Independence, and Nationhood, 1760–1800, Volume II
edited by Stephen E Lucas
Michigan State University Press, 2022
eISBN: 978-1-60917-685-3 | Cloth: 978-1-61186-419-9
Library of Congress Classification P301.5.P67R487 2022
Dewey Decimal Classification 808.0427

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Few periods of American history have been studied more extensively or debated more intensely than the last four decades of the eighteenth century, during which the thirteen colonies declared their independence from Great Britain, won their independence on the battlefield, created the United States Constitution, and implemented a new national government. Scholars have approached these developments from a variety of perspectives—economic, social, political, religious, legal, and diplomatic, to name a few. This volume adopts a rhetorical perspective, which foregrounds the art of effective expression as a means of influencing political perceptions, values, and behaviors. It presents eleven essays by an interdisciplinary group of scholars who bring to bear a variety of methods, backgrounds, perspectives, and specializations. The essays illuminate key rhetors, works, controversies, and moments that helped shape American discourse and politics during the years 1760–1800.
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