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Propaganda 1776

Pub Date : 2014-08-01 | Author : Russ Castronovo | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780199354924
ISBN 13 : 0199354928

1776 symbolizes a moment, both historical and mythic, of democracy in action. That year witnessed the release of a document, which Edward Bernays, the so-called father of public re..


Liberty Of The Imagination

Pub Date : 2012-07-24 | Author : Edward Cahill | Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN 10 : 9780812206197
ISBN 13 : 0812206193

In Liberty of the Imagination, Edward Cahill uncovers the surprisingly powerful impact of eighteenth-century theories of the imagination—philosophical ideas about aesthetic pleas..


Regional Fictions

Pub Date : 2001-03-29 | Author : Stephanie Foote | Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN 10 : 0299171132
ISBN 13 : 9780299171131

Out of many, one—e pluribus unum—is the motto of the American nation, and it sums up neatly the paradox that Stephanie Foote so deftly identifies in Regional Fictions. Regional..


Constituting Americans

Pub Date : 1995-04-28 | Author : Priscilla Wald | Publisher : Duke University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780822381907
ISBN 13 : 0822381907

Ever since the founders drafted "We the People," "we" have been at pains to work out the contradictions in their formulation, to fix in words precisely what it means to be American..



Dividing Lines

Pub Date : 2013 | Author : Andreá N. Williams | Publisher : University of Michigan Press

ISBN 10 : 9780472118618
ISBN 13 : 0472118617

Dividing Lines is one of the most extensive studies of class in nineteenth-century African American literature. Clear and engaging, this book unveils how black fiction writers repr..