Representative Americans, the Romantics

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2001 - Всего страниц: 400
Like the preceeding books in The Representative Americans series, The Romantics makes history human by putting tissue on the skeletal framework of names and dates. Risjord uses a biographical approach to make the past more concrete and vivid, to recover a heritage that todayOs reader can feel and experience. The Romantics treats people whose principal contributions fell in the first half of the nineteenth century, though several of those studied lived into the Civil War era and beyond. While certain individuals may be unfamiliar to readers_the slaves Prince and Fed, Free Frank, a black farmer of Kentucky and Illinois, and the OLowell Girls, O Lucy Lacom and Sarah Bagley_the majority of the figures studied in The Romantics are well known. Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams carry the political story at the beginning of the era; John C. Fremont bears that burden at the end of the time period. The heart of the volume introduces some of the leading literary and cultural figures of the age_Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne_as well as some of the voices of reform_Horace Mann, Frances Wright, Catharine Beecher, and Theodore and Angelina Grimke Weld. Tying it all together is the prevailing spirit of American Romanticism.
 

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The Soldier and the Diplomat Fortuitous Allies
3
Contrasting Styles of Presidency
31
Old Man Eloquent
51
Literary Romantics
73
Ralph Waldo Emerson PhilosopherPoet
75
Margaret Fuller The Romantic as Feminist
101
Nathaniel Hawthorne The Romance and the Reality of Domesticity
125
Impulse to Reform
151
UnCommon Lives
249
Prince and Fed Varieties of Slave Experience
251
Lucy Larcom and Sarah Bagley Lowell Girls
273
Free Frank Subtle Entrepreneur
289
Of Men and Nature
307
Osceola The Tragedy of Indian Removal
309
Jedediah Strong Smith Mountain Man
335
John CFremont Destinys Agent
355

Horace Mann In a republic ignorance is a crime
153
Frances Wright The Cost of Social Change
179
Catharine Beecher The Limits of Reform
205
Theodore and Angelina Grimke Weld The Antislavery Dilemma
223

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Norman K. Risjord is emeritus professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he taught for over three decades. He is the author of Chesapeake Politics, 1781-1800 and Jefferson's America, 1760-1815. He is general editor of the American Profiles series for Madison House.

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