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English 103A: Writing the Nation: US Literature from 1789-1900 Professor Stephanie LeMenager
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Literary and Cultural Emergence of US Legacy of the Founding Documents (Declaration and Constitution) The Role of the Word in Shaping the Nation
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“Culture” 20 th century anthropological definition: “the way of life of a given group of people” v. 19 th century definition: “the civilization, customs, artistic achievements of a people” Definitions abbreviated from Raymond Williams, Keywords
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18 th Century Contexts Revolutionary War (1775- 1783) Declaration of Independence (1776) US Constitution (1787)
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We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they
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