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Fiercely nationalistic, the 1st in demand American writers exhibited a profound satisfaction within the territory that will end up referred to as the USA. Predating even the statement of Independence, a lot early American writing entailed statement at the newly constructing American society. This quantity examines the literature of the rustic in its nascence and writers comparable to Poe, Hawthorne, and Emerson, who helped domesticate a uniquely American voice.

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Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division 46 7 The 18th Century 7 be realized. The authors assumed that the primary political motive of man was self-interest and that men—whether acting individually or collectively—were selfish and only imperfectly rational. The establishment of a republican form of government would not itself provide protection against such characteristics: the representatives of the people might betray their trust; one segment of the population might oppress another; and both the representatives and the public might give way to passion or caprice.

2, 1779. In this capacity he had frequent opportunity to observe that American troops were at the end of their patience because of lack of pay and scarcity of supplies. Paine took $500 from his salary 41 7 American Literature from 1600 Through the 1850s 7 and started a subscription for the relief of the soldiers. In 1781, pursuing the same goal, he accompanied John Laurens to France. The money, clothing, and ammunition they brought back with them were important to the final success of the Revolution.

During 1764–65 she was in London, where she met several leading literary and scientific figures. Her mother’s death in the latter year left her the mistress of Graeme Park, and she soon established something like a literary salon. Her translation of Fénelon’s Télémaque, made while she was recovering from her broken engagement, circulated in manuscript and gave her a certain literary reputation of her own. Her other writings of the period included a metrical version of the Psalms, a wide and lively correspondence, and a remarkable journal.

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