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 name presents a special review of the severe interval that spans the early nationwide period throughout the Civil battle, and which witnessed the start of a very American literature. The set good points greater than 250 survey entries. matters comprise: political subject matters (Manifest future, Underground Railroad); principles in context (Transcendentalism); values (Sentimentalism, Mourning); genres (Dime Novels, Oratory); well known 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 a variety of classics in American literature, seen as cultural and ancient files, cultivates serious abilities in interpreting texts from a number of views, together with aesthetic, biographical, social, historic, racial and gendered. besides its better half identify at the interval overlaying 1870 to 1920, this set presents a accomplished assessment of a key century in American ancient and literary experiences.

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In his belief that the nation could remain indefinitely in a state of revolution without undergoing fundamental change, Bancroft summed up the exceptionalist vision of America as a nation that was exempt from the normal processes of historical change and decay. In this vision, by virtue of its closeness to nature, the United States could remain in a state of perpetual innocence and simplicity, untouched by the social forces that had corrupted the Old World. S. history a natural subject of study for antebellum historians, they also took an interest in other areas of history.

Capitola’s performance as b’hoy recalls the subversive nature of the minstrel performer. Her sly humor and predisposal to pranks, along with her early history of finding sanctuary with a mulatto woman, links her with the blacked-up figures that traipsed across the stage of the Bowery theater. An avid playgoer, Southworth may have seen a two-act burletta titled The Two B’hoys; or, The Beulah Spa by Charles Dance, which was performed in theaters in major cities such as Philadelphia and New York in 1832.

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