The Resource Mania for freedom: : American literatures of enthusiasm from the Revolution to the Civil War, John Mac Kilgore, (ebook)

Mania for freedom: : American literatures of enthusiasm from the Revolution to the Civil War, John Mac Kilgore, (ebook)

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Mania for freedom: : American literatures of enthusiasm from the Revolution to the Civil War
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Mania for freedom:
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American literatures of enthusiasm from the Revolution to the Civil War
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John Mac Kilgore
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eng
Summary
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm," wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson in 1841. While this statement may read like an innocuous truism today, the claim would have been controversial in the antebellum United States when enthusiasm was a hotly contested term associated with religious fanaticism and poetic inspiration, revolutionary politics and imaginative excess. In analyzing the language of enthusiasm in philosophy, religion, politics, and literature, John Mac Kilgore uncovers a tradition of enthusiasm linked to a politics of emancipation. The dissenting voices chronicled here fought against what they viewed as tyranny while using their writings to forge international or antinationalistic political affiliations. Pushing his analysis across national boundaries, Kilgore contends that American enthusiastic literature, unlike the era's concurrent sentimental counterpart, stressed democratic resistance over domestic reform as it navigated the global political sphere. By analyzing a range of canonical American authors--including William Apess, Phillis Wheatley, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Walt Whitman--Kilgore places their works in context with the causes, wars, and revolutions that directly or indirectly engendered them. In doing so, he makes a unique and compelling case for enthusiasm's centrality in the shaping of American literary history
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Midwest
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Kilgore, John Mac
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810.9/003
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Enthusiasm in literature
  • Protest literature, American
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Mania for freedom: : American literatures of enthusiasm from the Revolution to the Civil War, John Mac Kilgore, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9781469629735
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11718080
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11718080
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MWT11718080
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Mania for freedom: : American literatures of enthusiasm from the Revolution to the Civil War, John Mac Kilgore, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469629735
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11718080
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11718080
System control number
MWT11718080
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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