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Sentimental Democracy: The Evolution of America's Romantic Self-Image Free read ò 104 ä The provocative interpretation of American political rhetoricAmericans like to use words of sentiment and sympathy passion and power to explain their democracy In a provocative new work Andrew Burstein examineTual achievement or political liberty As they grew self confident this pacific ideal acuired teeth noble Washington and humane Jefferson yielded to boisterous Jackson and the language of gentle feeling to the force of Manifest Destiny Yet Americans never stopped celebrating what they believed was their innate impulse to do good.

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Improve upon the Old In journals letters speeches and books an impassioned rhetoric of feeling set the tone for American patriotismBurstein shows how the eighteenth century culture of sensibility encouraged optimism about a global society the new nation would succeed Americans believed as much by sublime feeling as by intellec.

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Sentimental Democracy The Evolution of America's Romantic Self ImageThe provocative interpretation of American political rhetoricAmericans like to use words of sentiment and sympathy passion and power to explain their democracy In a provocative new work Andrew Burstein examines the metaphorically rich language which Americans developed to express their guiding principle that the New World would.