ENGL 3630 Lecture 10: 02.09.17 Lecture 10

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Emigration & bush life cultivating bourgeois bodies and racial selves. Moodie sees american republicanism (populist and anti-elitist) as an attack on british class difference: not necessarily american republicanism that is bad (the aspect of equality is good) but rather the populist and anti-elitist sentiment. Like haliburton, she did not object to american republicanism per se, but to the spirit which infused it, which was a profound mistrust toward any authority external to. [ body without a head : haliburton is warning the americans are coming , moodie is warning the. For both haliburton and moodie, the all-pervasive leveling ethos of republicanism had denigrated into a tyranny of the majority (mob rule) and was endangering freedom itself: mob rule endangers the exact thing it prizes the most (freedom) Like haliburton, moodie figures mob rule as the most threatening by-product of republicanism.

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