By Richard Gray
- A short historical past of yankee Literature deals scholars and basic readers a concise and updated background of the entire diversity of yankee writing from its origins until eventually the current day.
- Represents the single updated concise historical past of yankee literature
- Covers fiction, poetry, drama and non-fiction, in addition to having a look at other kinds of literature together with folktales, spirituals, the detective tale, the mystery and technology fiction
- Considers how our knowing of yankee literature has replaced over the last twenty years
- Offers scholars an abridged model of History of yankee Literature, a booklet largely thought of the traditional survey text
- Provides a useful creation to the topic for college kids of yank literature, American reviews and all these drawn to the literature and tradition of the United States
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The small landowners are the most precious part of a state,” Jefferson confided in a letter to his friend and fellow Virginian James Madison in 1772. In a more public vein, he made the famous assertion that “those who labour in the earth are the chosen people of God, . . whose breasts he has made his peculiar deposit for substantial and genuine virtue”: which is, perhaps, the definitive statement of a determining American myth. That statement comes from the one full-length book Jefferson published, in 1787, Notes on the State of Virginia.
With college friends, Hugh Brackenridge and James Madison, he wrote some Satires Against the Tories (1775); and with Brackenridge he also wrote a long poem in celebration of The Rising Glory of America. The Rising Glory of America, 38 The Colonial and Revolutionary Periods written in 1771, published a year later, then drastically revised in 1786, marked Freneau’s full conversion to the American cause: a cause that he was later to serve both as a satirical poet and as a strongly partisan editor and journalist.