Max Weber on the Oklahoma Plains

Tom Wright

University of Sussex

Tom F. Wright is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) of English at the University of Sussex, UK. He is the author of Lecturing the Atlantic: Speech, Print and an Anglo-American Commons (Oxford, 2017) and editor of The Cosmopolitan Lyceum: Lecture Culture and the Globe in Nineteenth Century America (Massachusetts, 2013). He has published widely on nineteenth century American and British writing and oratory, and is currently writing a book entitled The Birth of Charisma. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and founder member of the British Association of Nineteenth Century Americanists (BrANCA).


This paper traces the influence of ideas about Native American spirituality and oratory on the development of a nineteenth century conceptual language for mass audience psychology. From John Smith and Roger Williams onwards,... [ view full abstract ]


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