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The Textual Culture of English Protestant Dissent 1720–1800

Tessa Whitehouse


The book is about an under-researched but highly significant group of educators and writers in the Puritan tradition of moderate nonconformity. It explores the sociable character of dissenters’ teaching and writing in the eighteenth century by focusing on manuscript cultures and publishing projects. It highlights the significance of letters: how they enact and reflect friendship and learning, how they were used to construct communities, and how transatlantic epistolary networks operated. Isaac Watts (1674–1748) and Philip Doddridge (1702–1751) were two of the most frequently published religiou ... More

Keywords: Protestant dissent, letters, education, enlightenment, North America, literary studies, book history, textual culture, editing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198717843
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717843.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tessa Whitehouse, author
Lecturer in Eighteenth-Century Literature, Queen Mary, University of London