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Democracy, Revolution, and Monarchism in Early American Literature

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Democracy, Revolution, and Monarchism in Early American Literature

Post by Hush on Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:26 pm

Democracy, Revolution, and Monarchism in Early American Literature (Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture)
By Paul Downes



  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

  • Number Of Pages: 252

  • Publication Date: 2002-08-15

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, Crevecoeur'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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Re: Democracy, Revolution, and Monarchism in Early American Literature

Post by Ezinma on Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:54 pm

The book is nice!, but I really wonder if I can read all these books!???
aierassi . Thanks
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Re: Democracy, Revolution, and Monarchism in Early American Literature

Post by Hush on Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:10 pm

We cannot read all the books in a short period, but we should read them intelligently: I mean we read the chapters that we are interested in for the present moment. Others might be interested in a topic that might be not our cup of tea! And remember that a book is never a loss, you don't regret downloading them 'cause one day we might not have access to all these books. ( By the way, it's forbidden by the Algerian law to download those books and other stuff that are protected by the copyright! Rolling Eyes ) So enjoy the free circulation of information!!!
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Re: Democracy, Revolution, and Monarchism in Early American Literature

Post by Thewolf on Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:43 pm

Hello Hush, u are very nice, i'll keep it till i need it...thx alot.
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