Sensibility and the American Revolution

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Sarah Knott offers an original interpretation of the American Revolution as a transformation of self and society. What she calls "the sentimental project" helped a new kind of citizen create a new kind of government. Sensibility was a cultural movement that celebrated the human capacity for sympathy and sensitivity to the world. For individuals, it offered a means of self-transformation. For a nation lacking a monarch, state religion, or standing army, sensibility provided a means of cohesion. Knott paints sensibility as a ...

Sensibility and the American Revolution 2009, University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill

ISBN-13: 9780807859186

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Sensibility and the American Revolution 2009, University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill

ISBN-13: 9780807831984

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