Figures of Speech

Six Histories of Language and Identity in the Age of Revolutions

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University Of Iowa Press
History , Nonfiction (Adult)
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Tim Cassedy’s fascinating study examines the role that language played at the turn of the nineteenth century as a marker of one’s identity. During this time of revolution (U.S., French, and Haitian)...

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“Tim Cassedy has one of the most nimble, creative, and curious minds among early Americanists today. The case studies in Figures of Speech are unexpected, fascinating, and brought strikingly (and...

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