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American Emergent National Literature

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102 pages1 hour

Summary

This volume presents a selection of texts written by relevant white (Crevecoeur, Franklin, Jefferson) and black (Wheatley, Equiano) authors during the final years of the eighteenth- century. Their writings represent the spirit of the Enlightenment and explore the meaning and central role of what it was to be an American at the Revolution and early Republic eras.

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