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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Indian problem, the (search)
Indian problem, the The following is a consideration of this subject from the pen of the Rev. Lyman Abbott: Helen Jackson has written the history of 100 years of our nation's dealing with the Indians, under the title of A century of dishonor. Her specifications seem to make the indictment of her title good. Yet I am persuaded that the dishonor which justly attaches to the history of our dealings with the North American Indians is due rather to a lack of prophetic vision, quite pardonable, in the nation's leaders, and an ignorance and indifference, not pardonable, in the nation at large, rather than to any deliberate policy of injustice adopted by the nation. Bad as has been our treatment of the Indians, it is luminous by the side of Russia's treatment of the Jews, Turkey's treatment of the Armenians, Spain's treatment of the Moors, and, if we include the war of Cromwell against the Irish, the English legislation against Irish industry, Irish education, and the Church of I
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, chapter 31 (search)
neither of these does his work quite so well as she ; but they all belong to the same photographic school; each sets up his apparatus and takes what my little nephew called a flannelly group of a household, or a few households, leaving the great world of adventure untouched. But what plots and enterprises we obtain in these days, on the other hand, from women novelists-ranging up from the Braddons and Ouidas to the best novel written by a woman since George Eliot died, as it seems to me-Mrs. Jackson's Ramona. What action is there! what motion! how entrainant it is! It carries us along as if mounted on a swift horse's back from beginning to end; and it is only when we return for a second reading that we can appreciate the fine handling of the characters, and especially the Spanish mother, drawn with a stroke as keen and firm as that which portrayed George Eliot's Dorothea. In such a book we see that the really great novel includes the creation of character, and does not stop ther
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, chapter 46 (search)
with the higher education. The Sanitary Commission and the Women's Christian Temperance Union are striking instances of this organized development. The Society of Collegiate Alumnae promises a vast deal further in the same direction. The whole course of later American history has been perceptibly affected by the fact that Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom's cabin ; the whole relation between the white race on this continent and the aborigines is being influenced by the fact that Helen Jackson wrote A century of Dishonor and Ramona. We cannot, if we would, keep woman's hand off the helm, since even the Greek orator Demosthenes confessed that measures which the statesman had meditated for a year might be overturned in a day by a woman. But it is for us to decide whether this power shall be exercised by an enlightened mind or an unenlightened one-by Madame Roland or Theroigne de Mericourt. Finally, let us meet the objection on its most familiar ground, and assume that all t
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, Index. (search)
wells, W. 1)., quoted, 40, 52, 64, 194. Also 102, 141, 157, 158, 180. Howitt, A. W., 45. Hugo, Victor, 309. Humboldt, Wilhelm von, 182. humility in Americans, on A certain, 95. Humility, the spring of; 309. humor of children, the, 217. Hun, Dr. E. R., 183, 181. Huxley, T. H., 99. I. Independent Purse, the, 115. Industry, female, changes in, 7. influence, the woman of, 17. Ingelow, Jean, cited, 133. Invalids, visits to, 227. Italian manners, 25. J. Jackson, Helen ( H. H. ), 158, 236. James, Henry, 157, 158. Jameson, Anna M., 103, 180. Janauschek, Madame, 221. Jefferson, Thomas, 296. Johns Hopkins University, the, 296. Johnson, Dr., Samuel, 283. Joubert, Joseph, quoted, 155. Journalism and literature, 288. Jupiter, 45. K. Kant, Emmanuel, 90. Kapiolani, Queen, 107. Keats, John, 19. Kennedy, W. P., 223. Kent, Miss, 40. Kerenhappuch, 275. L. Ladd, Professor G. T., 90. Lamb, Charles, quoted, 83, 302. Lander,
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, XIII: Oldport Days (search)
ild flowers refreshed my soul—they are so rare here. To Newport and to Mrs. Dame's table drifted in those days sundry bright women, whose sparkling conversation and witty repartees made meal-time a brilliant occasion. One of these gifted women was Helen Hunt, who became an intimate friend of the Higginsons. The Colonel was glad to be her literary adviser, reading in manuscript all the Saxe Holm stories, whose authorship Mrs. Hunt struggled to keep a profound secret. After she became Mrs. Jackson she wrote to him in 1877, He [her husband] knows how much I owe to you—all my success as a writer. One of the Newport residents whom Colonel Higginson especially enjoyed was La Farge, of whom he wrote:— I ought not to complain of living in a place which has La Farge.. .. He is one of the few men to whom it is delightful to talk—almost the only one with whom I can imagine talking all night for instance as that is not my way. He is so original and cultivated at the same time, and
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, Bibliography (search)
hly, Feb.) American Flash Language in 1793. (In Science, May 8.) Lowell in England. (In Literary World, June 27.) H. H. (In Critic, Aug. 22.) Mrs. Helen Jackson, H. H. (In Century Magazine, Dec.) Def. III. (With others) Is Boston losing its Literary Prestige? (In Brooklyn Magazine, Dec.) Began a series of articublished in 1887 in a volume entitled The College and the Church. To the Memory of H. H. [Sonnet.] (In Century Magazine, May.) Def. VI. Reminiscences of Helen Jackson. (In New Princeton Review, July.) Old Salem Sea-Captains. (In Harper's Monthly Magazine, Sept.) Same. (In his Travellers and Outlaws. 1889.) E. P. Whs Bronson Alcott. Theodore Parker. John Greenleaf Whittier. Walt Whitman. Sidney Lanier. An Evening with Mrs. Hawthorne. Lydia Maria Child. Helen Jackson (H. H.) John Holmes. Thaddeus William Harris. A Visit to John Brown's Household in 1859. William Lloyd Garrison. Wendell Phillips. Charles Sum<
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Chapter 5: the New England period — Preliminary (search)
r was the work of three other women, whose names are, for different reasons, still remembered: Harriet Beecher Stowe, Helen Jackson, and Emily Dickinson. Harriett Beecher Stowe. Mrs. Stowe was born in New England. If she had spent her life thherefore be regarded as in a sense a Western product, though it was written after Mrs. Stowe's return to the East. Helen Jackson. It is a curious fact that Mrs. Helen Jackson's Ramona, which takes rank with Uncle Tom's cabin, had a somewhat siMrs. Helen Jackson's Ramona, which takes rank with Uncle Tom's cabin, had a somewhat similar origin, since it was largely her life in Colorado which first influenced that brilliant Eastern woman to take the wrongs of the Indians for her theme. These two great novels, moreover, were written from the point of view of the moralist rather of that period perhaps the most remarkable of all was Emily Dickinson. Though a fellow-townswoman and schoolmate of Helen Jackson's, she had little else in common with her. She was, in fact, a woman of a far less easily intelligible type: a strang
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Chapter 10: forecast (search)
is apt to fix upon some one poem by each poet, for instance, and connect the author with that poem inseparably thenceforward. Fate appears to assign to each some one boat, however small, on which his fame may float down towards immortality, even if it never attains it. This is the case, for instance, with Longfellow's Hiawatha, Lowell's Commemoration Ode, Holmes's Chambered Nautilus, Whittier's Snow-bound, Mrs. Howe's Battle Hymn, Whitman's My Captain, Aldrich's Fredericksburg sonnet, Helen Jackson's Spinning, Thoreau's Smoke, Bayard Taylor's Song of the Camp, Emerson's Daughters of time, Burroughs's Serene I Fold my hands, Piatt's The morning Street, Mrs. Hooper's I slept and dreamed that life was beauty, Stedman's Thou art mine, Thou hast given thy word, Wasson's All's well, Brownlee Brown's Thalatta, Ellery Channing's To-morrow, Harriet Spofford's In a summer evening, Lanier's Marshes of Glynn, Mrs. Moulton's The closed gate, Eugene Field's Little boy Blue, John Hay's The Stirru
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Index. (search)
19, 140, 142, 161, 240. I sing the body Electric, Whitman's, 230. I slept and dreamed that life was beauty, Mrs. Hooper's, 264. Israfel, Poe's, 212. Jackson, Helen, 126-128, 264. James, Henry, 161, 246, 249-251. James, William, 18. James River Massacre, 9. Jane Talbot, Brown's, 70. Jay, John, 40, 53. Jefferson,68. Quarterly Review, 164. Quebec, Capture of, 121. Quincy, Edmund, 88. Quincy, Josiah, 169. Quincy, Mrs., Josiah, 90. Radcliffe, Mrs., 72. Ramona, Mrs. Jackson's, 127, 128. Raven, Poe's, 211. Reid, Mayne, 262. Republican Court, Griswold's, 54. Rhode Island almanac, a, Franklin's, 58. Richardson, James, 48oad-axe, Whitman's, 229. Southey, Robert, 258. Sparkling and Bright, Hoffman's, 105. Sparks, Jared, 71, 116, 117. Spenser, Edmund, 260, 253. Spinning, Mrs. Jackson's, 264. Spofford, Harriet Prescott, 264. Spy, Cooper's, 103. Stanley, Wallace's, 72. Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 153, 264. Stirrup-Cup, Hay's, 264.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Chapter 12: Whittier the poet (search)
authors. There is doubtless a dramatic movement, an onward sweep in Longfellow's Wreck of the Hesperus and Sir Humphrey Gilbert such as Whittier never quite attained, and the same may be true of the quiet, emotional touch in Longfellow's The fire of Driftwood ; nor was there ever produced in America, perhaps, any merely meditative poem of the sea so thoughtful and so perfect in execution as Holmes's The Chambered Nautilus. Among American poets less known, Brownlee Brown's Thalatta and Helen Jackson's Spoken were respectively beyond him in their different directions. But for the daily atmosphere and life, not so much of the sea as of the seaside, for the companionship of the sailor, the touch that makes the ocean like a larger and more sympathetic human being to those who dwell within its very sound, Whittier stands before them all; he is simply a companion to the sailor, as he is to the farmer and the hunter; and he weaves out of the life of each a poetry such as its actual child
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