Hardcover: 328 pages
Publisher: Penn State University Press (February 5, 2002)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 17866210
Format: PDF ePub djvu book
Riot and revelry have been mainstays of English and European history writing for more than a generation, but they have had a more checkered influence on American scholarship. Despite considerable attention from "new left" historians during the 1970s and early 1980s, and more recently from cultural and "public sphere" historians in the mid-1990s, the idea of America as a colony and nation deeply infused with a culture of public performance has not...