American History Through Literature - 1820-1870 by Janet;Sattelmeyer, Robert Gabler-Hover

By Janet;Sattelmeyer, Robert Gabler-Hover

This A-Z, cross-referenced and illustrated identify offers a special evaluate of the serious interval that spans the early nationwide period in the course of the Civil struggle, and which witnessed the beginning of a very American literature. The set positive aspects greater than 250 survey entries. matters contain: political issues (Manifest future, Underground Railroad); rules in context (Transcendentalism); values (Sentimentalism, Mourning); genres (Dime Novels, Oratory); renowned leisure (Theatre); publishing (Harper's Monthly, Editors); works of literature and nonfiction ("Hiawatha," "Life within the Iron Mills"); and lots more and plenty extra. The research of quite a lot of classics in American literature, considered as cultural and historic files, cultivates severe talents in analyzing texts from a number of views, together with aesthetic, biographical, social, historic, racial and gendered. besides its spouse name at the interval overlaying 1870 to 1920, this set presents a finished evaluate of a key century in American old and literary reviews.

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Boston: Charles Bowen, 1834. Bancroft, George. History of the United States, from the Discovery of the American Continent. Vol. 7. Boston: Little, Brown, 1858. Hildreth, Richard. The History of the United States of America, from the Discovery of the Continent to the Organization of Government under the Federal Constitution. 3 vols. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1849. Sparks, Jared, ed. Library of American Biography. 25 vols. 1834. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1839–1851. Secondary Works Baym, Nina.

Suffering from H I S T O R Y T H R O U G H L I T E R A T U R E , 1 8 2 0 – 1 8 7 0 HISTORY Francis Parkman. © BETTMANN/CORBIS headaches, insomnia, indigestion, arthritis, and partial blindness, Parkman often had to lie down in a darkened room without moving for days at a time. Despite his illness, Parkman managed to continue his work on history by having others read his sources aloud to him, by dictating his narrative to one of his assistants, and by setting up a wire mechanism to guide his pencil, which enabled him to do some writing in the dark.

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