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Author McClellan, Kendall, 1977- author.

Title Virtuous citizens counterpublics and sociopolitical agency in Transatlantic literature / Kendall McClellan
Published Tuscaloosa : The University of Alabama Press, [2021]


Description 1 online resource
Contents Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Private Virtue Goes Public: Civic Activism in the Middling Classes -- 2. Gilbert Imlay's "Static Utopia": Antidemocratic Radicalism -- 3. The Virtue of Self-Government: Fear of, or Faith in, the People -- 4. "Possessed with an Idea": American Abolitionism and Counterpublic Protest -- Conclusion: Private Virtue, Counterpublics, and Political Autonomy -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary "Through discussion of British and American literature, Virtuous Citizens demonstrates how contemporary manifestations of civic publics trace directly to the early days of nationhood"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Literature and society -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Political participation in literature.
Civics in literature.
Citizenship in literature.
Identity (Philosophical concept) in literature.
Citizenship in literature.
Civics in literature.
Identity (Philosophical concept) in literature.
Literature and society.
Political participation in literature.
Great Britain.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780817393373