Perfecting Friendship: Politics and Affiliation in Early American Literature - Ivy Schweitzer

Perfecting Friendship: Politics and Affiliation in Early American Literature

Ivy Schweitzer

Book Summary

Contemporary notions of friendship regularly place it in the private sphere, associated with feminized forms of sympathy and affection. As Ivy Schweitzer explains, however, this perception leads to a misunderstanding of American history. In an exploration of early American literature and culture, Schweitzer uncovers friendships built on a classical model that is both publi

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