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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.) 5 1 Browse Search
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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.), Chapter 7: colonial newspapers and magazines, 1704-1775 (search)
Chapter 7: colonial newspapers and magazines, 1704-1775 Elizabeth Christine Cook, Ph.D., Instructor in English in Teachers College, Columbia University. Literature in the colonial newspapers. the New England Courant. the New England weekly journal. Franklin as journalist. advertisements of books. the South Carolina gazette. the Virginia gazette. politics in the later newspapers. the vogue of French radicalism. the Massachusetts spy. magazines. the General magazine and historical chronicle. the American magazine. the Pennsylvania magazine. the Royal American magazine The development of the colonial press coincides with a period often regarded as narrowly provincial in American literature. That spirit of adventure which enlivens the early historical narratives had settled into a thrifty concern with practical affairs, combined with an exaggerated interest in fine-spun doctrinal reasoning. The echoes of Spenser and other Elizabethans to be heard in some few
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.), Chapter 1: travellers and observers, 1763-1846 (search)
h and South; and science has moved from a less impersonal, yet fairly exact, observation of plants and animals, or of subterranean rivers in a terrestrial paradise, to the precise geology of a Featherstonhaugh or a Lyell. This period of travel saw the rise of modem geography as an exact science, and the development of the ancillary sciences, geology, botany, zoology, and anthropology. If the great epoch of modern geographical discovery began with 1768 and the voyages of the Englishman Captain Cook, the scientific elaboration of results by Continental investigators also mainly occupied the second half of the eighteenth century. Linnaeus was still alive, and had followers collecting specimens in America. Zimmermann, who translated the Travels of William Bartram into German, likewise ushered in the study of the geographical distribution of plants and animals as well as of mankind; while Blumenbach the anthropologist was making his famous collection of human skulls at Gottingen. The
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.), Index. (search)
3, 224, 225 Conquest of Canaan, the, 165-166 Conquest of Canada, the, 217 Conquest of Granada, the, 101, 249, 257 Conrad, Robert T., 222, 224 Considerations on behalf of the colonies, etc., 129 Considerations on the nature and the extent of the legislative authority of the British Parliament, 135 Considerations on the propriety of imposing taxes in the British colonies, etc., 130 Contemplations, 155 Contrast, the, 218, 219, 220, 227, 229, 232 Contrat social, 102, 119 Cook, Captain, 186 Cool thoughts on the present situation, etc., 98 Coombe, Thomas, 163 Cooper, J. Fenimore, 187, 208, 209, 231, 232, 276, 292, 293-306, 307, 308, 309, 31o, 311, 314, 36, 317, 318, 319, 320,322,324,325 Cooper, Myles, 138 Cooper, Thomas, 202 Cooper, Judge, William, 293, 294 Coquette, the, 285, 286 Cornwallis, 144, 145 Cortez, 287, 319 Cotton, Rev.John, 21, 35-38, 43,50, 158 Count Julian, 317 Countryman, Letters of A, 148 Courier (Charleston), 2