Sensibility and the American Revolution

Sensibility and the American Revolution

by Sarah Knott



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807831984
Publisher: Omohundro Institute and University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 02/01/2009
Series: Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press
Edition description: 1
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Sarah Knott is associate professor of history at Indiana University and coeditor of Women, Gender, and Enlightenment.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

List of Illustrations xii

List of Abbreviations xiii

Introduction 1

Part I Transatlantic Conduits 23

Chapter 1 Print, Booksellers, and the Sentimental 27

Chapter 2 Medicine, Physicians, and the Nervous 69

Part II American Circles 105

Chapter 3 Sentimental Coteries: A Quartet of Types 109

Chapter 4 The War for Independence 153

Chapter 5 Shaping the New Republic 195

Part III Transatlantic Backlash 265

Chapter 6 Wars of Words: Radicalism, Youth, and Reaction 269

Epilogue 323

Index 329

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Sarah Knott's richly cosmopolitan account of the many senses of sensibility in the American Revolution offers a bold and illuminating solution to the urgent challenge of linking social transformation with the reshaping of selves. A landmark in eighteenth-century cultural history tout court.—David Armitage, Harvard University

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