The Resource A speaking aristocracy: : transforming public discourse in eighteenth-century Connecticut, Christopher Grasso, (electronic resource)

A speaking aristocracy: : transforming public discourse in eighteenth-century Connecticut, Christopher Grasso, (electronic resource)

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A speaking aristocracy: : transforming public discourse in eighteenth-century Connecticut
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A speaking aristocracy:
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transforming public discourse in eighteenth-century Connecticut
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Christopher Grasso
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eng
Summary
As cultural authority was reconstituted in the Revolutionary era, knowledge reconceived in the age of Enlightenment, and the means of communication radically altered by the proliferation of print, speakers and writers in eighteenth-century America began to describe themselves and their world in new ways. Drawing on hundreds of sermons, essays, speeches, letters, journals, plays, poems, and newspaper articles, Christopher Grasso explores how intellectuals, preachers, and polemicists transformed both the forms and the substance of public discussion in eighteenth-century Connecticut.In New England through the first half of the century, only learned clergymen regularly addressed the public. After midcentury, however, newspapers, essays, and eventually lay orations introduced new rhetorical strategies to persuade or instruct an audience. With the rise of a print culture in the early Republic, the intellectual elite had to compete with other voices and address multiple audiences. By the end of the century, concludes Grasso, public discourse came to be understood not as the words of an authoritative few to the people but rather as a civic conversation of the people
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Midwest
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Grasso, Christopher
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306/.09746/09033
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non fiction
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  • Discourse analysis
  • Rhetoric
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Intellectuals
  • Electronic books
  • Connecticut
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adult
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A speaking aristocracy: : transforming public discourse in eighteenth-century Connecticut, Christopher Grasso, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11712696
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A speaking aristocracy: : transforming public discourse in eighteenth-century Connecticut, Christopher Grasso, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11712696
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11712696
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11712696
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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