Covenant and Republic
Historical Romance and the Politics of Puritanism
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Covenant and Republic by Philip Gould
Book DescriptionPhilip Gould investigates the cultural politics of historical memory in the early American republic, specifically the historical literature of Puritanism. By situating historical writing about Puritanism in the context of the cultural forces of Republicanism and liberalism, his study reconsiders the emergence of the historical romance in the 1820s, before the work of Nathaniel Hawthorne. This 1997 book not only aids the Americanist recovery of this literary period, but also brings together literary studies of historical fiction and historical scholarship of early Republican political culture; in doing so, it offers a persuasive account of just what is at stake when one reads literature of and about the past.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521554992
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Oct-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Unfinished Revolution, Paperback (September 2011)
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A 1997 study of historical romance in the early American republic, with a particular focus on the historical literature of Puritanism.
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