LIBERTY! ÉGALITÉ! INDEPENDENCIA! : PRINT CULTURE, ENLIGHTENMENT AND REVOLUTION IN THE AMERICAS, 1776-1838.

Papers from a Conference at the American Antiquarian Society in June 2006 and the James Russell Wiggins Lecture 'We declare you independent whether you wish it or not': The Print Culture of Early Filibusterism.

  • Worcester, MA: American Antiquarian Society, 2007.
  • 6 x 9.25 inches
  • paperback
  • 216 pages
  • ISBN 9781929545469 / Order Nr. 95793
  • Price: $25.00  other currencies
LIBERTY! ÉGALITÉ! INDEPENDENCIA! : PRINT CULTURE, ENLIGHTENMENT AND REVOLUTION IN THE AMERICAS, 1776-1838.

This new book begins with the 2006 James Russell Wiggins Lecture, an annual activity of the American Antiquarian Society through its Program in the History of the Book in American Culture. The lectureship honors the memory of James Russell Wiggins, the president of the American Antiquarian Society from 1970 to 1977. This year, the lecture was given by David Shields on the topic "'We declare you independent whether you wish it or not': The Print Culture of Early Filibusterism."
The conference papers explore the circulation, translation, revision, cross-cultural interpretation and influence of key texts inciting revolt against colonial domination and establishing independent states in the western hemisphere during the first age of Revolution. Matters treated include the effect of European Enlightenment books and pamphlets on independence movements throughout the Americas; the representation of Revolutions in North America, France, Haiti, Central and South America in the press; the publication of public documents, charters and political declarations and their international influence; print and the reaction against the Revolution; and the literature of Revolution and the creation of the "vox populi" in new American nation states.
Distributed for the American Antiquarian Society.