Eve Bannet


Empire of Letters: Letter Manuals and Transatlantic Correspondence, 1680-1820
Eve Bannet (NEH Fellow, 2003-04)

Among the most frequently reprinted books of the long eighteenth century, English, Scottish and American letter manuals spread norms of polite conduct and communication, which helped to connect and unify different regions of the British Atlantic world, even as they fostered and helped to create very different local and regional cultures and values.