Tea Sets and Tyranny: The Politics of Politeness in Early America. By Steven C. Bullock. ISBN 098-0-8122-4860-9. Copyright 2017. Hardcover with 287 pages including notes and index.
This political history of politeness in early America, from its origins in the late seventeenth century to its remaking in the age of the Revolution, follows the stories of six extraordinary individuals. The cast of characters seeking to establish public authority and personal standing include a Virginia governor consumed by fits of towering rage, a Carolina woman who befriended a British princess, and a former Harvard student who became America's first confidence man.
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