The Resource Sensibility and the American Revolution, Sarah Knott, (ebook)

Sensibility and the American Revolution, Sarah Knott, (ebook)

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Sensibility and the American Revolution
Title
Sensibility and the American Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Knott
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Language
eng
Summary
In the wake of American independence, it was clear that the new United States required novel political forms. Less obvious but no less revolutionary was the idea that the American people needed a new understanding of the self. Sensibility was a cultural movement that celebrated the human capacity for sympathy and sensitivity to the world. For individuals, it offered a means of self-transformation. For a nation lacking a monarch, state religion, or standing army, sensibility provided a means of cohesion. National independence and social interdependence facilitated one another. What Sarah Knott calls "the sentimental project" helped a new kind of citizen create a new kind of government. Knott paints sensibility as a political project whose fortunes rose and fell with the broader tides of the Revolutionary Atlantic world. Moving beyond traditional accounts of social unrest, republican and liberal ideology, and the rise of the autonomous individual, she offers an original interpretation of the American Revolution as a transformation of self and society
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1972-
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Knott, Sarah
Dewey number
973.3/1
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Electronic books
  • United States
  • United States
  • Sensitivity (Personality trait)
  • Sensitivity (Personality trait)
  • Self-perception
  • Social interaction
  • Community life
  • Political culture
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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Sensibility and the American Revolution, Sarah Knott, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9780807838747
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11711588
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remote
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11711588
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MWT11711588
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Sensibility and the American Revolution, Sarah Knott, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807838747
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11711588
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11711588
System control number
MWT11711588
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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