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1754-1783: The Arts

1754-1783: Chapter Two: The Arts






Architecture 23

Patience Wright, Sculptor and Spy 25

Art I: Professionals from the Provinces 25

Art II: American History Painting 27

Drama I: Colonial Era 29

Drama II: The First Professional Theater 30

Taking Othello on the Road: Playbill, 1761 31

Literature I: Literary Form and Politics 31

Literature II: Reading and the Print Trade 34

Music 35

The Poetry of Independence 38


William Billings 40

Robert Bolling 41

John Singleton Copley 42

Phillis Wheatley 43


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