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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 6 0 Browse Search
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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 5, 13th edition. 2 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Chalmers, George 1742-1825 (search)
Chalmers, George 1742-1825 Historian; born in Fochabers, Scotland, in 1742; educated at King's College, Aberdeen; studied law; came to America in 1763, and practised in Baltimore. Being opposed to the Revolutionary War he returned to England. His publications relating to the United States include Political annals of the present United colonies; Opinions on interesting subjects of public laws and commercial policy, arising from American Independence; and Life of Thomas Paine. He died in London, May 21, 1825.
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Chapter 17: writers on American history, 1783-1850 (search)
f strict control. The first histories presenting a general account of the colonies came from England, where as early as 1708 John Oldmixon, in his British Empire in America, made a sorry attempt to treat English America as a whole. In 1780 George Chalmers published his Political annals of the Present United colonies, followed in 1782 by another work called Introduction to the history of the revolt of the American colonies. Chalmers was an able writer and gave at least continuity to his subjChalmers was an able writer and gave at least continuity to his subject. He was, however, strongly British in sympathy, and his work was not esteemed in the United States. It stimulated more than one American to write what he considered a true history of the rise and progress of the Revolutionary struggle. Of the Americans who undertook to do the same thing, and to do it in a spirit more friendly to the cause of America, the first man worthy of notice here was the Rev. Abiel Holmes (1763-1837), whose American annals (2 vols., 1805) represented much accurate
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Index (search)
307 Carolina, 295, 308 Carpenter, Edward, 263 n. Carpenter, G. R., 53 Carryl, Charles, 408 Cary, Alice, 408 Cary, Phoebe, 408 Cary sisters of Baltimore, 295 Cask of Amontillado, the, 68 Casket, the, 168 Cass, Lewis, 121, 164 Castle by the sea, the, 40 Cassandra Southwick, 48 Castlemon, Harry, 404 Castle nowhere, 381 Catawba wine, 241 Cathedral, the, 247 Causes of the Civil War, the, 142 Centennial hymns, 51 Century, 389 Chaillu, Paul du, 405 Chalmers, George, 107, 108 Chambered Nautilus, the, 237 Channing, Edward T., 164 Channing, W. E., 198, 200, 207, 208 Channing, W. E. (younger), 3, 7, 10, 166 Channing, W. H., 166 Channing family, the, 197 Chant of Defiance, 305 Chaperon, the, 244 Chapman, John, 137 Charcoal sketches or scenes in a metropolis, 152 Charge by the Ford, the, 281 Chariessa, or a pattern for the sex, 368 Charlemagne, 97 Charles V, 129 Charles XII, 128 Charles Egbert Craddock. See Mur
ive the petition of Virginia. A third from South Carolina, a fourth from Connecticut, though expressed in the most moderate language; a fifth from Massachusetts, though silent even about the question of right, all shared the same refusal. J. Mauduit's letter, 19 Feb. 1765. Journals of the House. That from New-York no one could be prevailed upon to offer. Ingersoll's Letters, 21. Letter of Charles, the agent for New-York, to the New-York Committee, 9 Feb. 1765. Ms. Memorandum of Geo. Chalmers. That from Rhode Island, offered by Sherwood, its faithful agent, claimed by their charter, under a royal promise, equal rights with their fellow-subjects in Great Britain; and insisted that the colony had faithfully kept their part of the compact; but it was as little heeded as the rest. The House of Commons would neither receive petitions nor hear chap. XI.} 1765. Feb. counsel. . All the efforts of the agents of the colonies were fruitless. Within doors less resistance was made