By Jeremy Engels
The statement of Independence is generally celebrated as an intensive record that encouraged revolution within the English colonies, in France, and in different places. In Enemyship, although, Jeremy Engels perspectives the announcement as a rhetorical method that defined wildly potent arguments justifying revolution opposed to a colonial authority—and then threatened political balance as soon as independence used to be ultimately achieved.
Enemyship examines what occurred through the latter years of the innovative conflict and within the rapid post-Revolutionary interval, while the rhetorics and energies of revolution started to look frustrating to many prosperous and strong Americans.
To mitigate this chance, says Engles, the founders of the us deployed the rhetorics of what he calls "enemyship," calling upon americans to unite against their shared nationwide enemies.
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Enemyship: Democracy and Counter-Revolution in the Early Republic (Rhetoric & Public Affairs) by Jeremy Engels