American Images of Freedom Analytical Essay by Top Papers

American Images of Freedom
An analysis of the concept of America as enlightenment era ideology in two engravings by Paul Revere and Johannes Stradanus.
# 135215 | 1,750 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Political Science (U.S.) , Art (General)

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The paper looks at how the concept of America as Enlightenment era ideology and the birth of republican government can be found in these engravings by Paul Revere and the scientific symbolism of Johannes Stradanus. The paper discusses how the scientific themes of the astrolabe in Vespucci's hand represent the growing idea of science being the symbolic birth of new ideas, as American awakens at his arrival in the New World.

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"This study will examine the two engravings: "Amerigo Vespucci and Awakens a Sleeping America from Nova Reperta" by Johannes Stradanus and "The Able Doctor, or American Swallowing the Bitter Draught" in their conceptuality as American images of freedom and new discoveries in the Enlightenment Era. For Revere's engraving, the idea of America being born out of the tyranny of English taxation without representation is a similar concept to the discovery of the idea of America that evolved out of Amerigo..."

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