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Of course, they represent the constructed "memories" of people fortunate enough to win a publisher's favor.
It is telling that the sole manuscript memoir included here is relatively uneventful, unpolished, and more attentive to genealogy. Although the autobiographers' memories have been filtered through decades of time and hundreds sometimes thousands of miles of space, they have much to offer anyone interested in first-hand experiential accounts, especially concerning everyday life. For example, the experience of reading a subject of interest to these two reviewers is highlighted in ways that locate the meaning of printed materials within the longer life trajectory, not just the moment of engagement.
David Vincent's Bread, Knowledge, and Freedom has already tapped into the autobiographical genre for recapturing British workingclass reading habits. It is hard to imagine today being so craving of something as simple as buttermilk, yet the subjective experience is replayed by Daniel Drake with such painful focus of memory p.
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And some selections capture women's political consciousness, a subject increasingly of interest for historians of the early republic. In this vein, Julia Hieronymus Tevis hilariously recounts girlhood partisan warfare p. Certainly there is much here also to ignite inquiry into the nature of recoverable memory--what people chose to recall of the past and how they render it meaningful--in conjunction with a "burgeoning interest in exploring autobiographical material" among scientists of human memory.
No secondary description filtered through an historian's interpretive glaze can recapture these experiences with quite the same force. Whether vivid or commonplace, these excerpts receive only a sprinkling of annotation from their editor. Each memoir has about three or four endnotes. These describe prominent figures e. The citation of rudimentary facts suggests that Appleby intended this edition for a general readership or for use in undergraduate history courses.
The paucity of citations may be attributed to this pedagogical aim, insofar it invites students to consult textbooks and other secondary sources for background or elucidation. In keeping with her apparent mission she is not specific about her target audience to provide a heuristic device while letting the autobiographers speak for themselves to interested readers, Appleby seldom interjects her own interpretive voice into Recollections.
Thus the narratives collectively receive only a short introduction from their editor in the form of a thirteen-page essay.
Here Appleby sets her subjects within intellectual, social, and cultural trends that developed in the wake of the Revolution. She describes her writers operating in a world in which "Americans took natural rights literally" p. Perhaps the essential ingredient to their success, however, was their willingness to move from their place of birth, leaving behind old ways of life.
These "writings about successful breaks with the past" justify their placement within this buoyant scenario by the very success that these selected autobiographers enjoyed p.
The introduction does not supply the needed commentary to balance off these success-through-mobility stories with some nod to the many folk who were less than successful, downright failures, or who simply died prematurely. Nor does the introduction offer a critical analysis of this genre that "may be truthful or mendacious.
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This introduction also sets out few editorial principles and procedures. We do not know if obvious typographical errors were silently corrected, for example, or what criteria of selection was applied in determining which of the three hundred texts to use. Are these autobiographies meant to be representative of the corpus of autobiographies, or of lives led by this cohort? Or, did these specific life stories better than others illustrate the liberalism Appleby has taken such pains to establish as central to the late eighteenth-century political economy?
The introduction is followed by a very selective three-page bibliography encompassing political, social, economic, religious, and intellectual developments with some attention to African Americans and women. Free eBook Add to My Books. Ratings and Book Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. Overall rating No ratings yet 0. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author's style Explain the rating you gave Don't Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book's price Recap the plot. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer's personal information.
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