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Vox Populi: The Classical Idiom in Early American Public Opinion Articles, 1789-1791

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dc.contributor.author Connors, Maureen E.
dc.creator Connors, Maureen E.
dc.date 2008-07-24
dc.date.accessioned 2008-08-14T18:20:29Z
dc.date.available NO_RESTRICTION en
dc.date.available 2008-08-14T18:20:29Z
dc.date.issued 2008-08-14T18:20:29Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1920/3224
dc.description.abstract This thesis serves as an examination of the debates which took place in the public discourse during the First Federal Congress (1789-1791), by examining public opinion articles written in newspapers. The authors’ use of the classics reveals a sense of knowledge of the classical idiom among those participating in the public discourse. Issues discussed included location of the national capital, public funding, Indian treaties, and slavery. In each case, the classical idiom played an important part in the debate. This thesis is meant to convey a slice of the ideological motivations in the public discourse and in turn, demonstrate how inclusive or exclusive the scope of public opinion was among the larger population. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject United States--History en
dc.subject Classical antiquity en
dc.subject Republicanism en
dc.subject First Federal Congress en
dc.subject Printing – United States – 18th Century en
dc.subject Political Culture – 18th Century en
dc.title Vox Populi: The Classical Idiom in Early American Public Opinion Articles, 1789-1791 en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in History en
thesis.degree.level Master's en
thesis.degree.discipline History en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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