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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.) 78 0 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4 50 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 50 0 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 14 0 Browse Search
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as eminent as Longfellow, Bryant, Whittier and Holmes. But they wrote far away from the scenes they spoke of-comfortably housed and perfectly secure. The men of the North wrote with their pens, while the men of the South wrote with their hearts! A singular commentary upon this has been given us by Mr. Richard Grant White-himself a member of the committee. In April, 1861, a committee of thirteen New Yorkers-comprising such names as Julian Verplanck, Moses Grinnell, John A. Dix and Geo. Wm. Curtis-offered a reward of five hundred dollars for a National Hymn! What hope, feeling, patriotism and love of the cause had failed to produce — for the lineal descendants of the Star Spangled banner were all in the South, fighting under the bars instead of the stripes — was to be drawn out by the application of a greenback poultice! The committee advertised generally for five hundred dollars' worth of pure patriotism, to be ground out in not less than sixteen lines, nor more than forty.
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 8: attitude of the Border Slave-labor States, and of the Free-labor States. (search)
y three days before this meeting, the Mayor, in a note to the Chairman of a committee of the People's literary Institute of that city, deprecated, as extremely unwise, the appearance before them, as a lecturer on The policy of honesty, of George William Curtis, known to be an earnest lover of his country, and as earnest a foe to the Slave system. If I possessed the lawful power, said the Mayor, I would not permit his presence on that occasion. The proprietor of the hall in which Curtis was toCurtis was to lecture was officially informed that a riot might be expected if that gentleman should appear, and he refused its use. There were some who demurred, and counseled a manly and energetic assertion of the sovereign authority of the National Government; but the prevailing sentiment was highly conservative, and even submissive. The resolutions adopted by the meeting proposed the repeal of the Personal Liberty Act of Pennsylvania, and the recognition of the obligations of the people to assist in the
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 21: beginning of the War in Southeastern Virginia. (search)
as a cover to the wearied troops in their retreat. That retreat was in good order. The dead and wounded, and arms and munitions were all borne away. Lieutenant-Colonel Warren carried off the body of Lieutenant Greble, but that of Winthrop remained for a time with the insurgents. The bravery of Winthrop was extolled by the foe. They gave his body a respectful burial at Bethel, and it was disinterred a few days afterward and taken to New York. On the 19th of April, says his friend George W. Curtis, in a beautiful sketch of his life, he left the armory-door of the Seventh, with his hand upon a howitzer — on the 21st of June, his body lay upon the same howitzer, at the same door, wrapped in the flag for which he gladly died, as the symbol of human freedom. --The Fallen Brave: edited by J. G. Shea, Ll. D., page 41. Kilpatrick, who was badly wounded by a shot through his thigh, was rescued and borne away by Captain Winslow. In his report, Kilpatrick said, after speaking of the eng
al turmoil of the time, but the failure did not lessen the heartiness of the good feeling that characterized the occasion. The next year, the Grand Army of the Republic furthered these cordial relations by holding a reunion with the veterans of the Confederate armies on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the great battle. Some three thousand old soldiers were in attendance. The well-known Georgian, General John B. Gordon, delivered an earnest and eloquent address. The New Englander, George William Curtis, followed him. One who was present reports that his tribute to Confederate valor and the purity of Confederate motives was all that any Southerner could have desired, and brought a genuine glow of pleasure over Longstreet's Bret Harte One of the most American of American authors, the novelist Francis Bret Harte is represented in this volume by three poems that reveal the lighter vein of his versifying. The Aged stranger is purposely humorous. John Burns of Gettysburg is hal
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Brook farm Association. (search)
ty, supported by joint labor of its members on a farm which was the common property of all. All were to live simply, and, as the hours of labor were brief, abundant leisure was to be secured for social and intellectual intercourse. All the members of the community were to be stockholders in the community's property, some giving money and others contributing labor as an equivalent. Many persons of note in the literary world were members of the association, including Theodore Parker, George William Curtis. Nathaniel Hawthorne, Charles A. Dana. Elizabeth P. Peabody, Margaret Fuller, and others. The association was organized in 1841, the farm purchased. and by the following spring its plan was fairly in working order. It was then known simply as the West Roxbury Community, Brook Farm being the name of the place owned by the society. A quarterly journal called the Dial was carried on by the members of the society. In December, 1843. a convention of reformers of various grades was
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil service reform. (search)
bor for Senators and Representatives as that of finding places for constituents. The present system does not secure the best men, and often not even fit men, for public place. The elevation and purification of the civil service of the government will be hailed with approval by the whole people of the United States. Following this was a bill called the civil service bill, which carried out the spirit of President Grant's recommendation. The first civil service commission consisted of G. W. Curtis, of New York: Joseph Medill, of Chicago; A. J. Cattell, of New Jersey; D. A. Walker, of Pennsylvania; S. B. Elliott, and J. H. Blackfair. A second commission was appointed March 1, 1883, consisting of Dorman B. Eaton, of New York; Leroy D. Thoman, of Ohio; and Dr. John B. Gregory, of Illinois. In 1900 the commission consisted of John R. Procter, John B. Harlow, and Mark S. Brewer. At the end of 1898 the number of persons in the classified civil service of the national government was es
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Curtis, George William 1824- (search)
Curtis, George William 1824- Editor; born in Providence, R. I., Feb. 24, 1824; became a member of the Brook farm Association (q. v.) in 1842. In 1846 he went abroad, and, after spending a year in Italy, entered the University of Berlin, where he saw the revolutionary movements of 1848. He spent two years in travelling in George William Curtis. Europe, Egypt, and Syria, returning to the United States in 1850, in which year he published Nile notes of a Howadji. He joined the editorial staff of the New York Tribune, and was one of the original editors of Putnam's monthly. He was for many years an eloquent and successful lyceum lecturer, and was gation. He contributed a vast number of very able short essays through Harper's monthly, in the department of The easy chair. In 1871 President Grant appointed Mr. Curtis one of a commission to draw up rules for the regulation of the civil service. He was a member of the constitutional convention of the State of New York in 1868
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Howells, William Dean 1837- (search)
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 editor of the 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 many others. He was also the editor of Choice biographies, with essays, and Library of universal adventure.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Island number10. (search)
i Valley, for it appeared probable that Memphis, one of the strongholds of the Confederates, where they had immense work-shops and armories, would soon share the fate of Columbus, and that National gunboats would speedily patrol the great river from Cairo to New Orleans. Martial law was proclaimed at Memphis, and only by the wisdom and firmness of the mayor were the troops and panicstricken citizens prevented from laying the town in ashes. Preparations for flight were made at Vicksburg, and intense alarm prevailed at New Orleans among the disloyal population. It seemed as if the plan devised by Fremont, and now partially executed, was about to be successfully carried out. Curtis had already broken the military power of the Confederates west of the Mississippi, and a heavy National force, pressing on towards Alabama and Mississippi, had just achieved a triumph on the banks of the Bombardment of Island number10. Tennessee, a score of miles from Corinth. See Fremont, John Charles.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Norton, Charles Eliot 1827- (search)
Norton, Charles Eliot 1827- Educator; born in Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 16, 1827; graduated at Harvard College in 1846, and entered mercantile business in Boston. In 1849 he shipped as supercargo for an East Indian voyage; and subsequently made several tours in Europe. In 1874 he was chosen Professor of the History of Art at Harvard College, and held that post till 1898, when he resigned on account of age. He is well known as an authority on art and as a Dante scholar. In 1862-68 he was editor of the North American review. He has edited the Letters of James Russell Lowell; Writings of George William Curtis; Correspondence of Carlyle and Emerson, and of Goethe and Carlyle; Letters of Thomas Carlyle; Historical studies of Church building in the Middle ages, etc.
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