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Civil Tongues and Polite Letters in British America - Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia (Paperback)
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Civil Tongues and Polite Letters in British America - Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia (Paperback)

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Paperback 382 Pages / 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
ISBN: 9780807846568
Number of pages: 382
Weight: 585 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 26 mm
Edition: New edition


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Fresh and illuminating.

"American Historical Review"


"[An] intelligent, deeply researched and beautifully written book.

"American Studies""


"[O]f value to historians of eighteenth-century British polite society, as well as to American historians.

"English Historical Review""


"[R]ecreates an exuberant social exchange that provides a significant contribution for scholars, students, and general readers of British-American history.

"WomenUs Studies""


�An� intelligent, deeply researched and beautifully written book.

"American Studies"


�O�f value to historians of eighteenth-century British polite society, as well as to American historians.

"English Historical Review"


�R�ecreates an exuberant social exchange that provides a significant contribution for scholars, students, and general readers of British-American history.

"Womens Studies"


[An] intelligent, deeply researched and beautifully written book.

"American Studies"


[O]f value to historians of eighteenth-century British polite society, as well as to American historians.

"English Historical Review"


A major contribution to our understanding of [the] process of cultural transplantation.

"Jack P. Greene, "Times Literary Supplement"


[R]ecreates an exuberant social exchange that provides a significant contribution for scholars, students, and general readers of British-American history.

"Women s Studies"

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