978-0-520-07485-9 / 9780520074859

Democratic Eloquence: The Fight over Popular Speech in Nineteenth-Century America


Publisher:University of California Press



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Democratic Eloquence tells the dramatic story of how Americans thought and argued about the English language between 1776 and 1900. The rise of a popular democracy in the early nineteenth century rudely challenged gentlemanly assumptions that only the well-educated should be able to speak in public. The popular challenge stimulated discussions about how grammars, dictionaries, even the English Bible should be written and what the idiom of a democratic society should be.

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