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The Resource Invisible sovereign : imagining public opinion from the Revolution to Reconstruction, Mark G. Schmeller

Invisible sovereign : imagining public opinion from the Revolution to Reconstruction, Mark G. Schmeller

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Invisible sovereign : imagining public opinion from the Revolution to Reconstruction
Title
Invisible sovereign
Title remainder
imagining public opinion from the Revolution to Reconstruction
Statement of responsibility
Mark G. Schmeller
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Even today, with sophisticated surveys and computer-produced margins of error, we have trouble gauging the elusive voice we call 'public opinion,' but no one questions its importance in a democracy. In this insightful new study, Mark G. Schmeller sets out to recreate or approximate the nature of public opinion between independence and the aftermath of Civil War and also examine what leading Americans thought about it. Where could one detect it? How might attitudes toward it, in the abstract and concrete, have changed in this eventful period? 'As Americans contested the meaning of this essentially contestable concept,' Schmeller explains, 'they expanded and contracted the horizons of political possibility and renegotiated the terms of political legitimacy.' He argues that what began life as something close to exceptionally American republican thought (and in a sense unchanging) became something far more malleable and subject to manipulation by means of stump-speech rhetoric, partisan newspapers, trumpeting of the importance of the self in the nineteenth century, etc. Crossing into so many discrete fields of historical research, this project has much potential as a synthesizing meta-narrative"--
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Provided by publisher
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MiAaPQ
Dewey number
303.3/80973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
index present
LC call number
E302.1
LC item number
.S36 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
New studies in American intellectual and cultural history
Label
Invisible sovereign : imagining public opinion from the Revolution to Reconstruction, Mark G. Schmeller
Link
http://site.ebrary.com/lib/sersd/Doc?id=11161205
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : public opinion and the American political imagination -- The moral economy of opinion -- The political economy of opinion -- Partisan manufactories of public sentiment -- The importance of having opinion -- The fatal force of public opinion -- Irrepressible conflicts, impending crises -- Conclusion : corn-pone opinion -- Essay on sources
Control code
ebr11161205
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421418711
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Invisible sovereign : imagining public opinion from the Revolution to Reconstruction, Mark G. Schmeller
Link
http://site.ebrary.com/lib/sersd/Doc?id=11161205
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : public opinion and the American political imagination -- The moral economy of opinion -- The political economy of opinion -- Partisan manufactories of public sentiment -- The importance of having opinion -- The fatal force of public opinion -- Irrepressible conflicts, impending crises -- Conclusion : corn-pone opinion -- Essay on sources
Control code
ebr11161205
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421418711
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote

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