Men of Letters in the Early Republic

Cultivating Forums of Citizenship

By Catherine O'Donnell Kaplan

256 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 5 illus., notes, index

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-5853-0
    Published: March 2008
  • eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-3880-8
    Published: December 2012

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Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press

About the Author

Catherine O'Donnell Kaplan is assistant professor of history at Arizona State University.
For more information about Catherine O'Donnell Kaplan, visit the Author Page.


"Forces us to move beyond a national framework and to foreground the local and regional networks at work in the post-Revolutionary era."--Common-Place

"A rich source of information for scholars of the early republic, gender, and American cultural production and print media."--Journal of American History

"[A] thoughtful book."--Bookforum

"A thoughtful and well-researched book."--The New England Quarterly

"Insightful. . . . Subtly nuanced. . . . Delineates the mutable character of, and complex relationship between, those broad political and cultural concepts . . . that some scholars of eighteenth-century America tend to deploy rather loosely or monolithically."--William and Mary Quarterly

"Presents . . . theoretically sophisticated arguments that are nevertheless grounded in well-researched historical material contexts. . . . Brings substantive historical research to bear on our ways of thinking about literature and the public sphere in the early U.S."--College Literature