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Riot and Revelry in Early America

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ISBN-10: 0271022191

ISBN-13: 9780271022192

Edition: 2002

Authors: William Pencak, Matthew Dennis, Simon P. Newman

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Description:

In this introduction to the range of protest and celebration in America from the Revolution to the Civil War, leading historians demonstrate that early America was an integral part of a broader transatlantic tradition of popular celebration.
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
Publication date: 2/4/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Introductions
Introduction: A Historical Perspective
Introduction: A Folklore Perspective
Riot and Rough Music
Skimmington in the Middle and New England Colonies
The Rise of Rough Music: Reflections on an Ancient New Custom in Eighteenth-Century New Jersey
Crowd and Court: Rough Music and Popular Justice in Colonial New York
Play as Prelude to Revolution: Boston, 1765-1776
Rough Music on Independence Day: Philadelphia, 1778
Revelry
White Indians in Penn's City: The Loyal Sons of St. Tammany
The Eighteenth-Century Discovery of Columbus: The Columbian Tercentenary (1792) and the Creation of American National Identity
American Women and the French Revolution: Gender and Partisan Festive Culture in the Early Republic
African American Festive Style and the Creation of American Culture
The Paradox of "Nationalist" Festivals: The Case of Palmetto Day in Antebellum Charleston
Contributors and Acknowledgments
Index