The Letters of the Republic: Publication and the Public Sphere in Eighteenth-Century America (Google eBook)

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Harvard University Press, Jun 1, 2009 - Antiques & Collectibles - 224 pages
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It's hard to classify this book, if such a thing matters to you. It's not a history, and it's not a work of critical theory, yet it plays with elements of both. It lavishes upon the reading of ... Read full review

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A good, but dense read. Very important read early americanists. interesting arguments about print culture, the "printedness" of early american texts, and publicity. Read full review

Contents

The Cultural Mediation of the Print Medium
1
The Res Publica of Letters
34
Franklin The Representational Politics of the Man of Letters
73
Textuality and Legitimacy in the Printed Constitution
97
Nationalism and the Problem of Republican Literature
118
The Novel Fantasies of Publicity
151
NOTES
179
INDEX
201
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Michael Warner is Seymour H. Knox Professor of English and American Studies at Yale University. He is the editor of American Sermons: The Pilgrims to Martin Luther King and Fear of a Queer Planet. He also writes for The Nation, The Advocate, The Village Voice, and other periodicals.

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