Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Democratic Personality: Popular Voice and the Trial of American Authorship” as Want to Read:
Democratic Personality: Popular Voice and the Trial of American Authorship
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Democratic Personality: Popular Voice and the Trial of American Authorship

5.0 of 5 stars 5.00  ·  rating details  ·  3 ratings  ·  1 review
This book proposes a new view of the democratization of America by recasting democracy as a symbolic theater, historically realized in an untheorized and irrational public utterance that began with the Salem witchcraft crisis of 1692 and extended through the Great Awakening and the antebellum era. This discursive practice gave rise, as popular voice, to a distinctive mode ...more
Paperback, 552 pages
Published May 1st 1998 by Stanford University Press
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Democratic Personality, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Democratic Personality

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-4 of 4)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Jun 29, 2008 Adriana rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: justread
This book is a great overview read on how European Philosophy influenced American literature up to the middle of the 19th century. Especially, when the founding fathers and mothers were looking at white women's rights, slaves, native Americans, and non=British residents in the country who lived in America, they began to pick and choose certain people they wanted to represent America.
Jane is currently reading it
Jul 02, 2008
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Dostoevsky's Democracy Estrangement Revisited , Part II: Part I

Share This Book