Tea Sets and Tyranny: The Politics of Politeness in Early America

Tea Sets and Tyranny: The Politics of Politeness in Early America

by Steven C. Bullock


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780812248609
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date: 10/24/2016
Series: Early American Studies
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 661,417
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 16.60(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Steven C. Bullock is Professor of History at the Worcester Polytechnic University. He is author of Revolutionary Brotherhood: Freemasonry and the Transformation of the American Social Order, 1730-1840 and The American Revolution: A History in Documents.

Table of Contents

List of Figures ix

Introduction. Franklins Footnote 1

Part I Attacking Authoritarianism

Chapter 1 The Rages of Francis Nicholson 10

Chapter 2 The Treasons of Thomas Nairne 50

Part II Learning to Lead

Chapter 3 The Histories of the Line 89

Chapter 4 The Affair of My Picture 127

Part III Challenging Conventions

Chapter 5 A Mumper Among the Gentle 163

Chapter 6 The Princess and the Pinckneys 187

Epilogue. The Dissolution of the Politics of Politeness 217

Notes 231

Index 277

Acknowledgments 285

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