Peter Porcupine in America: Pamphlets on Republicanism and Revolution

Peter Porcupine in America: Pamphlets on Republicanism and Revolution

by William Cobbett, David S. Wilson
     
 
Peter Porcupine was the pseudonym for the Englishman William Cobbett, the most widely read pamphleteer and journalist in the early American republic. In this book David A. Wilson brings together seven of Cobbett's major American pamphlets with extracts from his newspaper writing and provides an introduction that locates him in the political and social context of his

Overview

Peter Porcupine was the pseudonym for the Englishman William Cobbett, the most widely read pamphleteer and journalist in the early American republic. In this book David A. Wilson brings together seven of Cobbett's major American pamphlets with extracts from his newspaper writing and provides an introduction that locates him in the political and social context of his time.

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Peter Porcupine was the pen name of William Cobbett (1763-1835), the most widely read pamphleteer and journalist in the early American republic. He was a virulent and vicious critic of democratic and egalitarian ideas. Here are seven of his pamphlets and extracts from his newspaper writings, edited by David A. Wilson (Celtic studies, U of Toronto) who comments on the political and social context and Cobbett's ideology, style, and popular appeal, noting the similarity to today's religious right. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801428395
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
06/01/1994
Series:
4/18/2002
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

David A. Wilson is Coordinator of the Celtic Studies Program and Professor of History at the University of Toronto. His most recent work is a two-volume biography of the Irish Canadian politician Thomas D'Arcy McGee.

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