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Governing the Tongue: The Politics of Speech in Early New England / Edition 1
     

Governing the Tongue: The Politics of Speech in Early New England / Edition 1

by Jane Kamensky
 

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ISBN-10: 0195130901

ISBN-13: 9780195130904

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Governing the Tongue explains why the spoken word assumed such importance in the culture of early New England.

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Governing the Tongue explains why the spoken word assumed such importance in the culture of early New England.

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ISBN-13:
9780195130904
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
1520L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. The Sweetest Meat, the Bitterest Poison
2. A Most Unquiet Hiding Place
3. The Misgovernment of Woman's Tongue
4. "Publick Fathers" and Cursing Sons
5. Saying and Unsaying
6. The Tongue is a Witch
Epilogue
Appendix: Litigation over Speech in Massachusetts, 1630-1692

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