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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 5, 13th edition. 158 158 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 105 105 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 72 72 Browse Search
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 13 13 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 12 12 Browse Search
Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters 10 10 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 8 8 Browse Search
C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874. 6 6 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 6, 10th edition. 4 4 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 4 4 Browse Search
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d. I cannot sufficiently bewail the condition of the reformed churches, who are come to a period in religion. . . . Luther and Calvin were great and shining lights in their times, yet they penetrated not into the whole counsel of God. Now John Robinson, like Oliver Cromwell, never set foot on American soil, but he is identified, none the less, with the spirit of American liberalism in religion. In political discussion, the early emergence of that type of independence familiar to the decade 1765-75 is equally striking. In a letter written in 1818, John Adams insisted that the principles and feelings which produced the Revolution ought to be traced back for two hundred years, and sought in the history of the country from the first plantations in America. I have always laughed, he declared in an earlier letter, at the affectation of representing American independence as a novel idea, as a modern discovery, as a late invention. The idea of it as a possible thing, as a probable event
Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters, Chapter 3: the third and fourth generation (search)
, and short, and made it serve every purpose of his versatile and beneficent mind. When the passage of the Stamp Act in 1765 startled the American colonies out of their provincial sense of security and made them aware of their real attitude towardn in 1704, was the first of the journals, if we omit the single issue of Publick Occurrences in the same town in 1690. By 1765 there were nearly fifty colonial newspapers and several magazines. Their influence made for union, in Franklin's sense ofmost literary student of the period, summarizes the characteristics of colonial literature in these words: Before the year 1765, we find in this country, not one American people, but many American peoples. . . . No cohesive principle prevailed, no cecommanding ideas and in its national destinies. It is easy to be wise after the event. Yet there was living in London in 1765, as the agent for Pennsylvania, a shrewd and bland Colonial — an honorary M. A. from both Harvard and Yale, a D. C.L. of O
er 4: the revolution If we turn, however, to the literature produced in America between the passage of the Stamp Act in 1765 and the adoption of the Constitution in 1787, we perceive that it is a literature of discord and passion. Its spirit is nagainst the Writs of Assistance in Massachusetts in 1761, and Patrick Henry's speech in the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1765, mark epochs in the emotional life of these communities. They were reported imperfectly or not at all, but they can no mo of the European liberalism of his day. Resolved, read his Resolutions of the Houseof Representatives of Massachusetts in 1765, that there are certain essential rights of the British constitution of government which are founded in the law of God ande principle of entailed property and that of church establishment. Such was the youth of twenty-two who was thrilled in 1765 by the Stamp Act. In the ten years of passionate discussion which followed, two things became clear: first, that there ha
very, influence on literature, 207 et seq. Slavery in Massachusetts, Thoreau 137 Smith, F. H., 247 Smith, John, 8-10, 20,38 Smith, Sydney, quoted, 88-89 Snow-bound, Whittier 158, 161-162 Snow-image and other tales, the, Hawthorne 145 Songs of labor, Whittier 161 South Carolina in 1724, 44 South, The, in American literature, 245 et seq. Sparks, Jared, 176 Spofford, Harriet Prescott, 249 Spoon River Anthology, Masters 261 Spy, the, Cooper 89, 97, 98 Stamp Act (1765), 59 Star-Spangled banner, the, Key, 107, 225 Stedman, E. C., 225, 256 Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 219-23, 249 Strachey, William, 26, 38 Summary view of the Rights of British America, a, Jefferson 80 Sumner, Charles, 216 Sunthina in the Pastoral line, Lowell 174 Tales of a traveler, Irving 91 Tales of a Wayside Inn, Longfellow 155 Tamerlane and other poems, Poe 89 Taylor, Bayard, 255 Telling the Bees, Whittier 158 Tennessee's partner, Harte 242 Thanatopsis, Bryan