Civil Tongues and Polite Letters in British America (Hardback)David S. Shields (author)
Hardback Published: 31/05/1997
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In cities from Boston to Charleston, elite men and women of eighteenth-century British America came together in private venues to script a polite culture. By examining their various 'texts'--conversations, letters, newspapers, and privately circulated manuscripts--David Shields reconstructs the discourse of civility that flourished in and further shaped elite society in British America.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Weight: 812 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 30 mm
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