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|Part 1||Premonitions and Paradoxes in the Revolutionary Era|
|Chapter 1||Premonitions: An American Athens||3|
|Chapter 2||Paradoxes: Culture and Capitalism||23|
|Chapter 3||Charles Willson Peale: Portrait of the American Artist as Virtuous Entrepreneur||41|
|Chapter 4||Hugh Henry Brackenridge: The Novelist as Reluctant Democrat||73|
|Chapter 5||William Dunlap: The Dramatist as Benevolent Patriarch||113|
|Chapter 6||Noah Webster: The Connecticut Yankee as Nationalist||161|
|Epilogue: New Critics: Toward Emerson||213|
Posted December 2, 2008
I liked this book. It shined light on some less known people of the revolutionary generation that had a great impact on the culture rather than the oft studied persons who established our political system. It was well written and for the most part engaging. I enjoyed it.
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