ISBN-10:
0807871982
ISBN-13:
9780807871980
Pub. Date:
02/01/2011
Publisher:
Omohundro Institute and University of North Carolina Press
Passion Is the Gale: Emotion, Power, and the Coming of the American Revolution / Edition 1

Passion Is the Gale: Emotion, Power, and the Coming of the American Revolution / Edition 1

by Nicole Eustace

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807871980
Publisher: Omohundro Institute and University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 02/01/2011
Series: Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press
Edition description: 1
Pages: 624
Sales rank: 1,300,392
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Nicole Eustace is associate professor of history at New York University.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Tables     ix
Introduction: The Rising Tempest     3
"Passions Rous'd in Virtue's Cause": Debating the Passions with Alexander Pope, 1735-1776     17
The Dominion of the Passions: Dilemmas of Emotional Expression and Control in Colonial Pennsylvania     61
"A Corner Stone ... of a Copious Work": Love and Power in Eighteenth-Century Alliances     107
Resolute Resentment versus Indiscrete Heat: Anger, Honor, and Social Status     151
The Passion Question: Religious Politics and Emotional Rhetoric in the Seven Years War     201
"The Turnings of the Human Heart": Sympathy, Social Signals, and the Self     235
"Allowed to Mourn, but ... Bound to Submit": Grief, Grievance, and the Negotiation of Authority     285
Ruling Passions: Surveying the Borders of Humanity on the Pennsylvania Frontier     335
A Passion for Liberty-The Spirit of Freedom: The Rhetoric of Emotion in the Age of Revolution     385
Postlude: The Passions and Feelings of Mankind     439
Toward a Lexicon of Eighteenth-Century Emotion     481
Acknowledgments     487
Notes     493
Index     601

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Nicole Eustace turns a world we thought we knew upside down. Narrating the dynamic development of eighteenth-century sensibilities about emotion, Eustace introduces us to people who believed that the surest path to individual improvement and social progress lay in endless conversations between their hearts and their minds. Passion was a gale that blew for good as well as ill, often at the same time.—Andrew Cayton, Miami University of Ohio



This is an exceptionally imaginative work. It contributes, obviously, to eighteenth-century studies, but it also goes a long way toward helping to tie emotions history to larger and more familiar issues. I believe it will resonate well beyond a specialist audience—and I know it should.—Peter N. Stearns, George Mason University

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