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Title:The Cultural Constitution of the Post-Republic: Eighteenth-Century Politics and Nineteenth-Century Literary Form
Author(s):Moss, Andrew Patrick
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Trish Loughran
Department / Program:English
Discipline:English
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Literature, American
Abstract:The dissertation's epilogue, "'Fellow Citizens': Frederick Douglass and the Irony of Post-republicanism," revisits the tropes and literary performance of Webster's commemorative address at Bunker Hill by giving a close reading of Frederick Douglass's speech to abolitionists in Rochester, New York commemorating the Fourth of July in 1852. In the speech, Douglass positions himself within the patriotic discourse of the Revolution, but he also positions himself against the republican historiographic imagination that he claims influences the ways Americans remember the Revolution. (Abstract shortened by UMI.).
Issue Date:2010
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:288 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/81461
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3411450
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2010


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