The Resource Poetry wars : verse and politics in the American Revolution and early republic, Colin Wells

Poetry wars : verse and politics in the American Revolution and early republic, Colin Wells

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Poetry wars : verse and politics in the American Revolution and early republic
Title
Poetry wars
Title remainder
verse and politics in the American Revolution and early republic
Statement of responsibility
Colin Wells
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
During America's founding period, poets and balladeers engaged in a series of literary "wars" against political leaders, journalists, and each other, all in the name of determining the political course of the new nation. Political poems and songs appeared regularly in newspapers (and as pamphlets and broadsides), commenting on political issues and controversies and satirizing leaders like Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton. Drawing on hundreds of individual poems-including many that are frequently overlooked-Poetry Wars reconstructs the world of literary-political struggle as it unfolded between the Stamp Act crisis and the War of 1812. Colin Wells argues that political verse from this period was a unique literary form that derived its cultural importance from its capacity to respond to, and contest the meaning of, other printed texts-from official documents and political speeches to newspaper articles and rival political poems. First arising during the Revolution as a strategy for subverting the authority of royal proclamations and congressional declarations, poetic warfare became a ubiquitous part of early national print culture. Poets representing the emerging Federalist and Republican parties sought to wrest control of political narratives unfolding in the press by engaging in literary battles
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YDX
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1965-
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Wells, Colin
Dewey number
811/.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
PS314
LC item number
.W45 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Early American studies
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  • American poetry
  • Political poetry, American
  • American poetry
  • Political poetry, American
Label
Poetry wars : verse and politics in the American Revolution and early republic, Colin Wells
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-325) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The poetics of resistance -- War and literary war -- Poetry and conspiracy -- The language of liberty -- The voice of the people -- Mirror images -- The triumph of democracy -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 342 pages
Isbn
9780812249651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1011664364
  • (OCoLC)on1011664364
Label
Poetry wars : verse and politics in the American Revolution and early republic, Colin Wells
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-325) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The poetics of resistance -- War and literary war -- Poetry and conspiracy -- The language of liberty -- The voice of the people -- Mirror images -- The triumph of democracy -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 342 pages
Isbn
9780812249651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1011664364
  • (OCoLC)on1011664364

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