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American Literature, 1764–1789
The Revolutionary Years
Edited by Everett Emerson

"In establishing American independence, the pen and the press had a merit equal to that of the sword."

So said David Ramsay in his History of the American Revolution (1789). His assessment is confirmed in full and rich detail in this broad survey of American literary effort during the Revolutionary years.

Everett Emerson, Professor of English at the University of Massachuzsetts, was, when this book was published, the editor of the journal Early American Literature, the author of three books, and the editor of Major Writers of Early American Literature, also published by the UW Press.

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Cover of book is light brown with navy blue writing.

April 1977

LC: 75-032073 PS
320 pp.  6 x 9
ISBN-10: 0-299-07270-3

ISBN-13: 978-0-299-07270-4
Cloth $35.00 s

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