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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.) 4 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 17: writers on American history, 1783-1850 (search)
er of a century dead, and these beautiful laurels are already withered. A new age has accepted other standards than his. Bancroft, our first historian who had studied in Germany, was well known at home and abroad as a hard student and a man of great learning. The abundant foot-notes in the first volumes of his history show how freely he used the sources in foreign languages. His experience in Germany led him to admire German scholarship in all its phases. At Gottingen he studied under Heeren, who was stressing the unity of history. In the preface of his first volume, Bancroft wrote: The United States of America constitute an essential portion of a great political system, embracing all the political nations of the earth. He did not, however, try to work out this theory in his volume, but told, like others, the story of voyages, settlements, colonies, and the common struggle for freedom. His progress was leisurely. The second volume appeared three years after the first, the
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)
athorne), John, 21 Hawthorne (Hathorne), Nathaniel, 16-31, 33, 38, 63, 64, 67, 165, 168, 173, 202, 232, 249, 362, 369, 369 n., 370, 371, 373, 377, 383, 384, 387, 388, 401, 406, 408 Hayne, Paul Hamilton, 93 n., 288, 291, 292-293, 298, 301, 302, 303, 306, 307, 308, 311, 335, 336, 342 Hayne, Robert Y., 85 Hazard, Ebenezer, 106, 107, 113-114, 115 Hazlitt, William, 206, 258 Health, a, 289 Hearne (directory), 264 n. Heart of the War, the, 280 Heartsease and Rue, 247 Heeren, A. H. L., 112 Hegel, 209, 212, 213 Heidelberg, 34 Heine, 243 von Held, Toni, 357 n. Hemans, Mrs., 398 Henneman, John Bell, 318 Henty, G. A., 404 Herald (N. Y.), 155, 186, 187, 193, 194, 272, 321, 331 Her letter, 242 Herrick, Robert, 243 Het voorspel van den tachtigjarigen oorlog, 139 Heywood, John, 125 Hiawatha, 38, 39, 156 Hibbard, G. A., 388 Higginson, Colonel T. W., 36, 49, 401 Higher and the lower good, the, 220 High tide, 284 Hildreth, Richard, 108, 10