The Connecticut Wits Author:Vernon Louis Parrington Editor "THE CONNECTICUT WITS...published in this country in 1926 has become something of a classic. The main body of the book is an anthology of the writings of the Wits- a celebrated group who gathered in Hartford during the close of the eighteenth century...and were the most forceful spokesmen for federalist principles in the post-revolutionary perio... more »d. Moreover, they were among the first writers to attempt to create an indigenous American literature."
"The Wits wrote about only one subject: the ideal nature of American society. Again and again they debated in verse what countless citizens following the Revolution debated in taverns, newspapers, and town-meetings: what should the new republic be like?"