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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.) 8 0 Browse Search
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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.), Chapter 16: Webster (search)
ntered the Senate, in which he served till 1841. Ever since 1800 Webster had been the exponent of a doctrine of nationalism which now made him the chief defender of the idea of union. His debate with Hayne of South Carolina in 1830, commonly called The Great Debate, is a classic statement of the doctrine and the idea. For twenty years Webster was the voice of New England. He failed of election as President, but he had a notable, if brief, career as secretary of state under Harrison and Tyler, 1841-43, during which he concluded with Great Britain the important Webster-Ashburton Treaty. Once more in the Senate after 1845, Webster opposed the annexation of Texas and the Mexican War. As the struggle over slavery grew more violent he turned to the side of Clay and in the famous Seventh of March Speech defended Clay's Compromise Bill, with the result that he was bitterly denounced in the North as a renegade. The same year he became secretary of state again. He died under a kind of
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 7: books for children (search)
ss and the sentimental and the superficial are still living. In less philosophical or imaginative setting, the books of actual adventure by Paul du Chaillu deserve mention. The revolt from Goodrich and Abbott took not only the form of stories of unmixed action but also of the novel assertion that innocent pranks are a legitimate subject for children's books. These J. T. Trowbridge (1827-1916) and James Otis Kaler (1846– ), authors respectively of the delightful Cudjo's Cave (1864) and Toby Tyler (1867), ventured to exploit with no uneasy eye on the moral effect. Thomas Bailey Aldrich See also Book III, Chaps. VI and X. made a notable success artistic as well as popular with his Story of a bad boy. A semi-idealized record of his own New England childhood, its only intention was to record zestfully what had really been the life of a boy engaged in no adventurous actions other than ordinary escapades. It was a departure when published in 1869. A half-dozen years later appeared
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)
Lilies, 333, 334 Tilton, Theodore, 280 Times (London), 141, 142, 195 Times (N. Y.), 192, 193, 194, 195, 270, 357 n. Times (Troy), 184 Timrod, Henry, 291, 293-295, 296, 300, 301, 303, 304, 307, 308, 309, 311 To an Insect, 239 Toby Tyler, 405 To Helen, 65 To John C. Fremont, 283 Token, the, 19, 172, 173, 369 Token and Atlantic Souvenir, the, 173 Token for the children of New England, a, 396 Told by Uncle Remus, 350 Tom Jones, 396 Tom Owen the Bee-Hunter. Seam, 105, 164 Tufts College, 207 n. Turn of the Screw, the, 375 Turner, J. A., 348, 349, 350, 354 Tuskegee, 324 Twice told tales, 16, 19, 21, 63, 64, 173 Two Rivulets, the, 265 Two years before the Mast, 225, 399, 400 n. Tyler, President, 93 n. Tyler, Moses Coit, 149 Tyler, Royall, 241 Tyndall, 221 Uhland, 40 Ulalume, 66 Ultima Thule, 40 Uncle of an Angel, 388 Uncle Remus and Brer rabbit, 350 Uncle Remus and his friends, 350 Uncle Remus and the