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The Ends of Republicanism

The Ends of Republicanism Abstract: White examines two Jeffersonian era texts, Charles Brockden Brown's unfinished "Historical Sketches" and William Jenks's Memoir of the Northern Kingdom, in order to explore what literary texts might tell us about the waning of republicanism as a literary and political force. Both works in question combine historical pessimism and counterfactual history to suggest that republicanism had become (and may have always been) a literary lexicon. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Early Republic University of Pennsylvania Press

The Ends of Republicanism

Journal of the Early Republic , Volume 30 (2) – Apr 28, 2010

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Abstract

Abstract: White examines two Jeffersonian era texts, Charles Brockden Brown's unfinished "Historical Sketches" and William Jenks's Memoir of the Northern Kingdom, in order to explore what literary texts might tell us about the waning of republicanism as a literary and political force. Both works in question combine historical pessimism and counterfactual history to suggest that republicanism had become (and may have always been) a literary lexicon.

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Journal of the Early RepublicUniversity of Pennsylvania Press

Published: Apr 28, 2010

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