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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.) 54 2 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Short studies of American authors 33 3 Browse Search
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899 30 0 Browse Search
Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters 22 0 Browse Search
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.) 20 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 19 1 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, The new world and the new book 14 2 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 6. (ed. Frank Moore) 10 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge 8 4 Browse Search
Frank Preston Stearns, Cambridge Sketches 7 1 Browse Search
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ossibility of an enduring Union. From 1820 until the end of the Civil War, it was the chief political issue of the United States. The aim of the present chapter is to show how the theme of Union and Liberty affected our literature. To appreciate the significance of this theme we must remind ourselves again of what many persons have called the civic note in our national writing. Franklin exemplified it in his day. It is far removed from the pure literary art of a Poe, a Hawthorne, a Henry James. It aims at action rather than beauty. It seeks to persuade, to convince, to bring things to pass. We shall observe it in the oratory of Clay and Webster, as they pleaded for compromise; in the editorials of Garrison, a foe to compromise and like Calhoun an advocate, if necessary, of disunion; in the epochmaking novel of Harriet Beecher Stowe; in the speeches of Wendell Phillips, in verse white-hot with political passion, and sermons blazing with the fury of attack and defense of princ
r understanding of the type. They were William Dean Howells and Henry James. Mr. Howells, who, in his own words, can reasonably suppose thaeign, perhaps the dynasty that will rule the future. Although Henry James, like Mr. Howells, wrote at one time acute studies of New Englan. His grandfather was an Irish merchant in Albany. His father, Henry James, was a philosopher and wit, a man of comfortable fortune, who li of any kind save to his own exigent ideals of truth and beauty, Henry James came to be the very pattern of a cosmopolitan. Avoiding his natunderstand the mechanism of it. The task of really understanding Henry James has been left chiefly to clever women and to a few critics, but his self-criticism more definitively upon paper. The secret of Henry James is told plainly enough here: a specially equipped intelligence, is for the beauty and thrill of these moments that the pages of Henry James will continue to be cherished by a few thousand readers scattere
notes on, 136 Innocents abroad, Clemens 237, 239 Irving, Washington, 89, 90-95 Israfel, Poe 189, 192 Jackson, Andrew, 5 Jackson, Helen Hunt, 248 James, Henry, 250, 251-55 Jay, John,65 Jefferson, Thomas, 79-85, 265 Jesuits in North America, the, Parkman 185 Jewett, Sarah Orne, 249, 250 John of Barneveld, l 247 Paine, Thomas, 74-76 Parker, Theodore, 115, 119, 141, 206 Parkman, Francis, 143-44, 176, 182-86 Passage to India, Whitman 204 Passionate Pilgrim, a, James 253 Pathfinder, the, Cooper 99 Pattee, F. L., 236 Paul Revere's Ride, Longfellow 155 Paulding, J. K., 107 Payne, J. H., 107 Pennsylvania, University ofy, George, 141 Rise of Silas Lapham, the, Howells 251 Rise of the Dutch Republic, Motley 180 Rivulet, the, Bryant 106 Robinson, John, 11 Roderick Hudson, James 253 Rolfe, John, 38 Romanticism in American literature, 187 et seq. Roosevelt, Theodore, 243 Roughing it, Clemens 10, 237 Rowlandson, Mary, 39 Rules f