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The Resource Democracy, revolution, and monarchism in early American literature, Paul Downes, (electronic resource)

Democracy, revolution, and monarchism in early American literature, Paul Downes, (electronic resource)

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Democracy, revolution, and monarchism in early American literature
Title
Democracy, revolution, and monarchism in early American literature
Statement of responsibility
Paul Downes
Title variation
Democracy, Revolution, & Monarchism in Early American Literature
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Paul Downes combines literary criticism and political history in order to explore responses to the rejection of monarchism in the American revolutionary era. Downes' analysis considers the Declaration of Independence, Franklin's autobiography, Crèvecoeur's Letters from an American Farmer and the works of America's first significant literary figures including Charles Brockden Brown, Washington Irving and James Fenimore Cooper. He claims that the post-revolutionary American state and the new democratic citizen inherited some of the complex features of absolute monarchy, even as they were strenuously trying to assert their difference from it. In chapters that consider the revolution's mock execution of George III, the Elizabethan notion of the 'king's two bodies' and the political significance of the secret ballot, Downes points to the traces of monarchical political structures within the practices and discourses of early American democracy. This is an ambitious study of an important theme in early American culture and society.--
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1965-
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Downes, Paul
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge studies in American literature and culture
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
Series volume
130
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  • American literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Revolutionary literature, American
  • Revolutions in literature
  • Democracy in literature
  • Monarchy in literature
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Democracy, revolution, and monarchism in early American literature, Paul Downes, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511485480
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Monarchophobia: reading the mock executions of 1776 -- Crèvecoeur's revolutionary loyalism -- Citizen subjects: the memoirs of Stephen Burroughs and Benjamin Franklin -- An epistemology of the ballot box: Brockden Brown's secrets -- Luxury, effeminacy, corruption: Irving and the gender of democracy -- Afterword: the revolution's last word
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CR9780511485480
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 239 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9780511485480
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52613627
Label
Democracy, revolution, and monarchism in early American literature, Paul Downes, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511485480
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Monarchophobia: reading the mock executions of 1776 -- Crèvecoeur's revolutionary loyalism -- Citizen subjects: the memoirs of Stephen Burroughs and Benjamin Franklin -- An epistemology of the ballot box: Brockden Brown's secrets -- Luxury, effeminacy, corruption: Irving and the gender of democracy -- Afterword: the revolution's last word
Control code
CR9780511485480
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 239 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511485480
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52613627

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