Philip Freneau

Philip Freneau
Author: Jacob Axelrad
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2013-12-06
ISBN: 0292728360
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philip Freneau Book Excerpt:

Philip Freneau was a poet, editor, and mariner. A graduate of Princeton, he was the roommate of James Madison and a classmate of Hugh Henry Brackenridge and Aaron Burr. When the colonies rebelled against England, he supported his newly born nation as a privateer, spending some time in a British prison as a result. He also served, more effectively, as “the poet of the Revolution.” Later he became the journalistic voice of the democrats. Ardently devoted to liberty, he believed himself to be a defender of the common man, for whom he fought selflessly and often vitriolicly throughout his life. In newspapers such as The Freeman’s Journal, The New York Daily Advertiser, The National Gazette, The Jersey Chronicle, and The Time-Piece, he published articles, letters, and poems, instructing the citizens of the new Republic about their rights, and attacking those who, he believed, were infringing on those rights. In the midst of the controversy in which he was so often involved, he also found time to write a small body of poetry whose sensitivity and beauty mark him as the poetic equal of his European contemporaries, and, in fact, as a precursor of the new Romantic movement In Philip Freneau: Champion of Democracy Jacob Axelrad provides a detailed biography of this pensman of the Revolution and early Republic. He gives a sympathetic, imaginative, perceptive, yet objective interpretation of Freneau and his place in history, and at the same time he presents a delightfully readable and clear picture of the period during which the poet lived. These pages not only re-create the battles between Whig and Tory, federalist and democrat, but they also are alive with the activities and philosophies of the men who made American history. James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, John Adams, James Monroe go about the business of creating and shaping a new country, and as they do, they move into and out of the life of the poet of Monmouth, influencing him in a variety of ways. Above all, Axelrad brings to life for the reader the man Freneau: simple, direct, often uncritical in his devotion to the cause he believed in; courageous in sustaining his stand against strong opposition; disillusioned and pessimistic about human nature, yet boldly optimistic about the future of humanity and of his country. And always behind the furor the reader is aware of the man struggling to provide a living for himself and his family, and never quite succeeding.

The Poems of Philip Freneau Poet of the American Revolution Volume 1 of 3

The Poems of Philip Freneau  Poet of the American Revolution  Volume 1  of 3
Author: Philip Freneau
Publsiher: Litres
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-03-16
ISBN: 5040842635
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Republicanism and the American Gothic

Republicanism and the American Gothic
Author: Marilyn Michaud
Publsiher: University of Wales Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-09-01
ISBN: 1783163593
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Republicanism and the American Gothic Book Excerpt:

This book defines the American Gothic and places it both within the context of the major movements of intellectual history in the last 300 years, and also within the context of the critical issues of American culture. From Poe to Faulkner to Toni Morrison and Cormac McCarthy, many of the best and most critically acclaimed works of American literature have been Gothic. The book will demonstrate how the Gothic provides a forum for discussing key issues of American culture, for exploring forbidden subjects, and for providing a voice for the repressed and silenced.

History of the Gothic American Gothic

History of the Gothic  American Gothic
Author: Charles L. Crow
Publsiher: University of Wales Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009-04-01
ISBN: 1783163658
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Poems of Philip Freneau Poet of the American Revolution Complete

The Poems of Philip Freneau  Poet of the American Revolution  Complete
Author: Philip Freneau
Publsiher: Library of Alexandria
Total Pages: 407
Release: 1963
ISBN: 1465575537
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The true Professional Ideal in America

The  true Professional Ideal  in America
Author: Bruce A. Kimball
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 429
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9780847681433
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The true Professional Ideal in America Book Excerpt:

Bruce A. Kimball attacks the widely held assumption that the idea of American "professionalism" arose from the proliferation of urban professional positions during the late nineteenth century. This first paperback edition of The "True Professional Ideal" in America argues that the professional ideal can be traced back to the colonial period. This comprehensive intellectual history illuminates the profound relationships between the idea of a "professional" and broader changes in American social, cultural, and political history.

Taking Liberties

Taking Liberties
Author: Halina Filipowicz
Publsiher: Ohio University Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2015-01-01
ISBN: 0821445006
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Taking Liberties Book Excerpt:

As narrow, nationalist views of patriotic allegiance have become widespread and are routinely invoked to justify everything from flag-waving triumphalism to xenophobic bigotry, the concept of a nonnationalist patriotism has vanished from public conversation. Taking Liberties is a study of what may be called patriotism without borders: a nonnational form of loyalty compatible with the universal principles and practices of democracy and human rights, respectful of ethnic and cultural diversity, and, overall, open-minded and inclusive. Moving beyond a traditional study of Polish dramatic literature, Halina Filipowicz turns to the plays themselves and to archival materials, ranging from parliamentary speeches to polemical pamphlets and verse broadsides, to explore the cultural phenomenon of transgressive patriotism and its implications for society in the twenty-first century. In addition to recovering lost or forgotten materials, the author builds an innovative conceptual and methodological framework to make sense of those materials. The result is not only a significant contribution to the debate over the meaning and practice of patriotism, but a masterful intellectual history.

The Cambridge History of American Poetry

The Cambridge History of American Poetry
Author: Alfred Bendixen,Stephen Burt
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-10-27
ISBN: 1316123308
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge History of American Poetry Book Excerpt:

The Cambridge History of American Poetry offers a comprehensive exploration of the development of American poetic traditions from their beginnings until the end of the twentieth century. Bringing together the insights of fifty distinguished scholars, this literary history emphasizes the complex roles that poetry has played in American cultural and intellectual life, detailing the variety of ways in which both public and private forms of poetry have met the needs of different communities at different times. The Cambridge History of American Poetry recognizes the existence of multiple traditions and a dramatically fluid canon, providing current perspectives on both major authors and a number of representative figures whose work embodies the diversity of America's democratic traditions.

The War of 1812 Writings from America s Second War of Independence

The War of 1812  Writings from America s Second War of Independence
Author: Various
Publsiher: Library of America
Total Pages: 928
Release: 2013-04-04
ISBN: 1598532642
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The War of 1812 Writings from America s Second War of Independence Book Excerpt:

On June 18, 1812, the United States formally declared war for the first time. President James Madison’s call to arms against Great Britain provoked outpourings of patriotic fervor and vigorous—some said treasonous—domestic opposition. Over the next three years the War of 1812 would prove as divisive as it was rich in nationalist myth-making: We have met the enemy, and he is ours . . . Don’t give up the ship! . . . Oh, say can you see . . . . Now, on the bicentennial of a conflict that shaped the future of a continent, here is the first comprehensive collection of eyewitness accounts in over a century. Reflecting several generations of scholarly discoveries, it covers all the theaters of war, from frontier battles in Canada, Michigan, and New York to naval confrontations on the high seas and Great Lakes, from the burning of Washington to the defense of New Orleans. Here are 140 letters, memoirs, poems, songs, editorials, journal entries, and proclamations by more than 100 participants, both famous—Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Tecumseh, Dolley Madison, and the Duke of Wellington, among others—and less well known, such as Laura Secord, the Canadian Paul Revere, and William B. Northcutt, whose remarkable diary provides a common soldier’s view. Features helpful notes, a chronology of the war, and full color endpaper maps.

From School to Salon

From School to Salon
Author: Mary Loeffelholz
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-06-08
ISBN: 0691231109
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From School to Salon Book Excerpt:

With the transformation and expansion of the nineteenth-century American literary canon in the past two decades, the work of the era's American women poets has come to be widely anthologized. But scant scholarship has arisen to make full sense of it. From School to Salon responds to this glaring gap. Mary Loeffelholz presents the work of nineteenth-century women poets in the context of the history, culture, and politics of the times. She uses a series of case studies to discuss why the recovery of nineteenth-century women's poetry has been a process of anthologization without succeeding analysis. At the same time, she provides a much-needed account of the changing social contexts through which nineteenth-century American women became poets: initially by reading, reciting, writing, and publishing poetry in school, and later, by doing those same things in literary salons, institutions created by the high-culture movement of the day. Along the way, Loeffelholz provides detailed analyses of the poetry, much of which has received little or no recent critical attention. She focuses on the works of a remarkably diverse array of poets, including Lucretia Maria Davidson, Lydia Sigourney, Maria Lowell, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Emily Dickinson, Helen Hunt Jackson, and Annie Fields. Impeccably researched and gracefully written, From School to Salon moves the study of nineteenth-century women's poetry to a new and momentous level.

Americans on Fiction 1776 1900

Americans on Fiction  1776 1900
Author: Peter Rawlings
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 1320
Release: 2017-09-29
ISBN: 1351223364
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Americans on Fiction 1776 1900 Book Excerpt:

A collection of prefaces, reviews and articles by Americans on American and European fiction. Charted in these three volumes, which span 1776 to 1900, is the movement from anxious defences of the novel as a necessary vehicle of truth and morality to fully-fledged theoretical exfoliations.

The Making of the President 1789

The Making of the President  1789
Author: Marvin Kitman
Publsiher: Grove Press
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780802137357
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Making of the President 1789 Book Excerpt:

The author of I Am a VCR provides a humorous, irreverent look at George Washington's political campaign for president that describes Washington's weaknesses for social climbing, high-stakes whist, and his relationships with the Founding Girlfriends. Reprint.

The Colonial Mind 1620 1800

The Colonial Mind  1620 1800
Author: Vernon Louis Parrington
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 413
Release: 1987
ISBN: 9780806120805
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Colonial Mind 1620 1800 Book Excerpt:

Examines the writings of John Winthrop, Roger Williams, Cotton Mather, Jonathan Edwards, Benjamin Franklin, Tom Paine, and Thomas Jefferson

Colonial and Post Colonial Incarceration

Colonial and Post Colonial Incarceration
Author: Graeme Harper
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2001-12-27
ISBN: 1847144055
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Colonial and Post Colonial Incarceration Book Excerpt:

The first study to deal extensively and comparatively with capture, imprisonment and punishment in colonial and postcolonial cultures. Offering textual as well as historical analysis, each chapter focuses on a specific national or regional arena. Each also provides foundational insight into the social, economic and cultural conditions prevalent in colonial societies. Chapters, written by a wide range of international specialists, include coverage of the early modern to the contemporary period as well as coverage of cultural arenas from Europe to Asia, Australia, northern and southern Africa and North America.

The Poems of Philip Freneau Vol 3

The Poems of Philip Freneau  Vol  3
Author: Philip Morin Freneau
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2015-07-09
ISBN: 9781331014805
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poems of Philip Freneau Vol 3 Book Excerpt:

Excerpt from The Poems of Philip Freneau, Vol. 3: Poet of the American Revolution To A Persecuted Philosopher; To An Angry Zealot; The Pyramid Of The Fifteen American States; On The Demolition Of The French Monarchy; On The French Republicans; On The Portraits Of Louis And Antoinette; To A Republican; Ode To Liberty; Ode; On The Death Of A Republican Printer; On The Anniversary Of The Storming Of The Bastille; Thoughts On The European War System; A Matrimonial Dialogue; On The Memorable Naval Engagement Between The Ambuscade And The Boston; To Shylock Ap-Shenkin; Pestilence; On Dr. Sangrado's flight; Elegy On The Death Of A Blacksmith; To Sylvius; The Blessings of The Poppy; Quintilian to Lycidas; The Bay Islet; Jeffery, Or The Soldier's Progress; To Shylock Ap-Shenkin About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The American Aeneas

The American Aeneas
Author: John C. Shields
Publsiher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2004-11
ISBN: 9781572333697
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Aeneas Book Excerpt:

Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Book?? “John Shields's book is a provocative challenge to the venerable Adamic myth so exhaustively deployed in examinations of early American literature and in American studies. Moreover, The American Aeneas builds wonderfully on Shields's considerable work on Phillis Wheatley. “?—American Literature?? “The American Aeneas should be of interest to classicists and American studies scholars alike.” ?—The New England Quarterly?? John Shields exposes a significant cultural blindness within American consciousness. Noting the biblical character Adam as an archetype who has long dominated ideas of what it means to be American, Shields argues that an equally important component of our nation's cultural identity—a secular one deriving from the classical tradition—has been seriously neglected.??Shields shows how Adam and Aeneas—Vergil's hero of the Aeneid— in crossing over to American from Europe, dynamically intermingled in the thought of the earliest American writers. Shields argues that uncovering and acknowledging the classical roots of our culture can allay the American fear of “pastlessness” that the long-standing emphasis on the Adamic myth has generated. John C. Shields is the editor of The Collected Works of Phillis Wheatley and the author of The American Aeneas: Classical Origins of the American Self, which won a Choice Outstanding Academic Book award and an honorable mention in the Harry Levin Prize competition, sponsored by the American Comparative Literature Association.

Liberalism Puritanism and the Colonial Mind

Liberalism  Puritanism and the Colonial Mind
Author: Vernon Louis Parrington
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 413
Release: 2011-03-01
ISBN: 1412818680
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Liberalism Puritanism and the Colonial Mind Book Excerpt:

Originally published as: Main currents in American thought. Poole [England]: New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1927.

Literature in the Making

Literature in the Making
Author: Nancy Glazener
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2016
ISBN: 0199390134
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literature in the Making Book Excerpt:

Using the US as a case study, this study examines the public life of literature between the late 18th and the early 20th centuries, bringing together the development of literature's intellectual infrastructure, its operation in print culture, its changing status in higher education, and the surprisingly rich and interesting history of public literary culture.

American Publishers Circular and Literary Gazette

American Publishers  Circular and Literary Gazette
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1861
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bibliography, National
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The American Revolution

The American Revolution
Author: David F. Burg
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN: 1438108818
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Revolution Book Excerpt:

While the American Revolution officially began in Lexington, Massachusetts, in April 1775, the seeds of rebellion had been sown for decades. This work provides first-hand accounts of the period that illustrate how historical events appeared to those who lived through them.