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Author Wells, Colin, 1965- author

Title Poetry wars : verse and politics in the American Revolution and Early Republic / Colin Wells
Published Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 342 pages)
Series Early American studies
Early American studies.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Introduction -- Chapter 1. The Poetics of Resistance -- Chapter 2. War and Literary War -- Chapter 3. Poetry and Conspiracy -- Chapter 4. The Language of Liberty -- Chapter 5. The Voice of the People -- Chapter 6. Mirror Images -- Chapter 7. The Triumph of Democracy -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Index -- Acknowledgments
Summary The pen was as mighty as the musket during the American Revolution, as poets waged literary war against politicians, journalists, and each other. Drawing on hundreds of poems, Poetry Wars reconstructs the important public role of poetry in the early republic and examines the reciprocal relationship between political conflict and verse
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Text in English
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 06, 2018)
Subject American poetry -- 1783-1850 -- History and criticism.
Political poetry, American -- History and criticism.
Politics in literature.
Verse satire, American -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0812294521 (electronic book)
9780812294521 (electronic book)