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

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

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Paperback 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

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