Letters of the Republic Publication and the Public Sphere in Eighteenth-Century America

ISBN-10: 0674527860

ISBN-13: 9780674527867

Edition: 1990

Authors: Michael Warner
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Description: The subject of Michael Warner's book is the rise of a nation. America, he shows, became a nation by developing a new kind of reading public, where one becomes a citizen by taking ones place as writer or reader. At heart, the United States is a republic of letters, and its birth can be dated from changes in the culture of printing in the early eighteenth century The new and widespread use of print media transformed the relations between people and power in a way that set in motion the republican structure of government we have inherited.

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List price: $34.50
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 1/1/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

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.

Preface
The Cultural Mediation of the Print Medium
The Res Publica of Letters Franklin: The Representational Politics of the Man of Letters
Textuality and Legitimacy in the Printed Constitution
Nationalism and the Problem of Republican Literature
The Novel: Fantasies of Publicity
Notes
Index
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