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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2 58 0 Browse Search
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 54 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 52 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 42 0 Browse Search
Margaret Fuller, Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli (ed. W. H. Channing) 42 0 Browse Search
James Russell Lowell, Among my books 32 0 Browse Search
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 28 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli 26 0 Browse Search
James Parton, Horace Greeley, T. W. Higginson, J. S. C. Abbott, E. M. Hoppin, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, Women of the age; being natives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present gentlemen 26 0 Browse Search
Charles E. Stowe, Harriet Beecher Stowe compiled from her letters and journals by her son Charles Edward Stowe 20 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Abbott, Lyman, 1835- (search)
her we can establish a currency of our own, disregardful of the financial standards of the civilized world, has been raised and answered emphatically in the negative. Our territory has extended until it nearly equals in dimensions that of the old Roman Empire in its palmiest days. Our population has not only increased in numbers, but become heterogeneous in character. We are no longer an Anglo-Saxon colony, emerging into statehood. We are Scandinavian, German, Hungarian, Pole, Austrian, Italian, French, and Spanish; all the nations of the earth are represented, not only in our population, but in our suffrages. Whatever interests Norway and Sweden, Holland and Belgium, Germany, Italy, France, or England, interests our people, because from these countries respectively multitudes of our people have come. Meanwhile, our growth, and still more the test to which we have been subjected by foreign war and by civil war, have done much to demonstrate the stability of institutions which, a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alaskan boundary, the. (search)
atitude, was exclusively granted to Russian subjects, and foreign vessels, except in case of distress, were forbidden not only to land on the coasts and islands belonging to Russia, as stated above, but also to approach them within less than 100 Italian miles. This extension by Russia of her claim of dominion on the northwest coast of America from the 55th parallel of north latitude down to the 51st, coupled with the new claim of exclusive marine jurisdiction of 100 Italian miles along the Italian miles along the coast, called forth protests both from the United States and from Great Britain. Both these powers claimed territory north of the 51st parallel, as well as the right freely to navigate the ocean and to fish and trade with the natives on unoccupied coasts. Russia met their protests with an offer of negotiation. This offer was accepted. In the negotiations which ensued, Russia was represented by Count Nesselrode, minister for foreign affairs, and M. Poletica. Great Britain was represented f
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Elizabeth, Queen of England (search)
Elizabeth, Queen of England Born in Greenwich, Sept. 7, 1533; daughter of Henry VIII. and Anne Boleyn. Under the tuition of Roger Ascham she acquired much proficiency in classical learning, and before she was seventeen years of age she was mistress of the Latin, French, and Italian languages, and had read several works in Greek. By education she was attached to the Protestant Church, and was persecuted by her half-sister, Mary, who was a Roman Catholic. Elizabeth never married. When quite young her father negotiated for her nuptials with the son of Francis I. of France, but it failed. She flirted awhile with the ambitious Lord Seymour. In 1558 she declined an offer of marriage from Eric, King of Sweden, and also from Philip of Spain. Her sister Mary died Nov. 17, 1558, when Elizabeth was proclaimed Queen of England. With caution she proceeded to restore the Protestant religion to ascendency in her kingdom. Her reform began by ordering a large part of the church service
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Everett, Edward, 1794-1865 (search)
arbarians had destroyed the old organizations, and covered the land with a merciless feudalism. As the new civilization grew up, under the wing of the Church, the noble families and the walled towns fell madly into conflict with each other; the secular feud of pope and emperor scourged the land; province against province, city against city, street against street, waged remorseless war with each other from father to son, till Dante was able to fill his imaginary hell with the real demons of Italian history. So ferocious had the factions become that the great poet-exile himself, the glory of his native city and of his native language, was, by a decree of the municipality, condemned to be burned alive if found in the city of Florence. But these deadly feuds and hatreds yielded to political influences, as the hostile cities were grouped into states under stable governments; the lingering traditions of the ancient animosities gradually died away, and now Tuscan and Lombard, Sardinian an
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Federal Union, the John Fiske (search)
d in the sixteenth the powerful city of Bern annexed the Burgundian bishopric of Lausanne and rescued the free city of Geneva from the clutches of the Duke of Savoy. Other Burgundian possessions of Savoy were seized by the canton of Freiburg; and after awhile all these subjects and allies were admitted on equal terms into the confederation. The result is that modern Switzerland is made up of what might seem to be most discordant and unmanageable elements. Four languages— German, French, Italian, and Rhaetian— are spoken within the limits of the confederacy; and in point of religion the cantons are sharply divided as Catholic and Protestant. Yet in spite of all this, Switzerland is as thoroughly united in feeling as any nation in Europe. To the German-speaking Catholic of Altdorf the German Catholics of Bavaria are foreigners, while the French-speaking Protestants of Geneva are fellow-countrymen. Deeper down even than these deep-seated differences of speech and creed lies the fe
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Free thought. (search)
ating spirit of which was freedom, intellectual and spiritual as well as political, while the wit of its people was proverbially keen and their nationality was jealous as well as strong. The papacy may call itself universal; in reality, it is Italian. During its sojourn in the French dominions the popes were French: otherwise they have been Italians, native or domiciled, with the single exception of the Flemish Adrian VI., thrust into the chair of St. Peter by his pupil, Charles V., and by the Italians treated with contumely as an alien intruder. The great majority of the cardinals always has been and still is Italian. She has not thrust the intolerance and obscurantism of the encyclical in the face of the disciples of Jefferson. She has paid all due homage to republican institutions, alien though they are to her own spirit, as her uniform action in European politics hitherto has proved. She has made little show of relics. She has abstained from miracles. The adoration of M
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fuller, Sarah Margaret, Marchioness D'ossoli 1810- (search)
Fuller, Sarah Margaret, Marchioness D'ossoli 1810- Author; born in Cambridge, Mass., May 23, 1810; at the age of seventeen read French, Italian, Spanish, and German fluently; became a teacher in Boston in 1835; and, two years later, in Providence, R. I. She formed classes for young ladies in Boston for training in conversation, and the next year (1840) became editor of the Dial, the organ of the Transcendentalists (q. v.), to which she contributed articles on the social condition of women. In 1844 she became literary editor of the New York Tribune. Miss Fuller travelled in Europe, and, visiting Italy in 1847, she married the Marquis d'ossoli. In 1850, returning to her native country with her husband and child, the vessel was wrecked on the southern coast of Long Island, and all three were drowned, July 16, 1850. Her writings are held in the highest estimation, and have made a deep impression upon features of social life in America.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Howells, William Dean 1837- (search)
Author; born in Martin Ferry, O., March 1, 1837. His education was largely acquired in Ohio newspaper offices, where he worked as compositor, correspondent, and editor. In 1861-65 he was United States consul in Venice, and while there studied Italian language and literature; in 1865-66 was an editorial writer on The nation, and in 1866-72 its assistant editor; in 1872-81 editor of the Atlantic monthly; in 1886-91 an editorial contributor to Harper's magazine, and later for a short time editoe Cosmopolitan magazine. In 1900 he was called to occupy the Editor's easy chair in Harper's monthly magazine, which had been vacant since the death of George William Curtis in 1892. He is the author of Life of Abraham Lincoln; Venetian life; Italian journeys; Life of Rutherford B. Hayes; The undiscovered country; William Dean Howells. A woman's reason; Christmas every day; The day of their wedding; An open-eyed conspiracy; Stories of Ohio; Ragged Lady; Their silver wedding journey, and ma
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hull, Isaac 1775-1845 (search)
Hull; when nineteen years old he commanded a merchant ship which sailed to London; entered the navy as lieutenant in 1798, and rose to captain in 1806. He was in the Constitution, and distinguished himself in the West Indies and in the Mediterranean. He sailed in the Constitution in July, 1812, and had a remarkable chase by a British squadron (see U. S. S. Constitution). In August he encountered the Guerriere, and made her a captive. For this exploit Congress voted him a gold medal. Afterwards he was a naval commissioner, and commodore of the navy-yards at Boston, Portsmouth, and Washington. He served in the American navy, afloat and ashore, thirty-seven years, and died in Philadelphia, Feb. 13, 1845. His remains rest in Laurel Hill Cemetery, and over them is a beautiful altar-tomb of Italian marble—a copy of the tomb of Scipio Barbatus at Rome. It is chastely ornamented, and surmounted by an American eagle, in the attitude of defending the national flag, upon which it stand
ntries, have usually been harmonious. In 1891, however, an incident occurred which temporarily strained the mutual good feelings. Several murders had been committed in New Orleans, which had been attributed by many to the influence of a secret Italian society—the Mafia. A number of Italians had been arrested, but the normal procedure seemed to numerous inhabitants of New Orleans entirely inadequate. On March 14, 1891, eleven Italian prisoners were lynched in the city prison by an assemblage Italian prisoners were lynched in the city prison by an assemblage largely composed, so it was stated, of the leading citizens of New Orleans. This event created intense excitement. The Italians in this country and Italy were greatly aroused. The comments of Americans varied from downright condemnation of the proceedings to partial praise. The Italian government recalled its minister, Baron Fava. Eventually, April 12, 1892, the United States government appropriated $25,000 for the families of the victims, and diplomatic relations were resume
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