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Eastman, Carolyn
A nation of speechifiers : making an American public after the Revolution / Carolyn Eastman
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2009
book jacket
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 4th Floor  PN4055.U49 E27 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Oratory -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 18th century
Oratory -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Nationalism -- United States -- History -- 18th century
Nationalism -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Physical Description xi, 290 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-282) and index
Contents Messy beginnings -- Demosthenes in America : from sensibility to nationalism in elocutionary education -- Vindicating female eloquence : girls' oratory and the rise and fall of a female counterpublic -- Mourning for Logan : "Indian eloquence" and the making of an American public -- "A club is a nation in miniature" : young men on the make and their debating societies -- Saint Franklin : journeymen printers and the medium of democratic virtue -- "Who's afraid" of Frances Wright? Media debates about the public and its spokesmen -- The ongoing process of making an American public

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