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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, chapter 2 (search)
brilliant light beneath the trees, and cautiously approached it. A circle of thirty or forty soldiers sat around a roaring fire, while one old uncle, Cato by name, was narrating an interminable tale, to the insatiable delight of his audience. I came up into the dusky background, perceived only by a few, and he still continued. It was a narrative, dramatized to the last degree, of his adventures in escaping from his master to the Union vessels; and even I, who have heard the stories of Harriet Tubman, and such wonderful slave-comedians, never witnessed such a piece of acting. When I came upon the scene he had just come unexpectedly upon a plantation-house, and, putting a bold face upon it, had walked up to the door. Den I go up to de white man, berry humble, and say, would he please gib ole man a mouthful for eat? He say he must hab de valeration ob half a dollar. Den I look berry sorry, and turn for go away. Den he say I might gib him dat hatchet I had. Den I
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Index. (search)
., 65, 90,122,178, 181, 182, 269. 114, Stuard, E. S., Surg., 269. Sumner, Charles, Hon., 281. Sunderland, Col., 106. Sutton, Robert, Sergt., 41, 62, 70, 71, 75, 77, 82, 83, 86, 94, 198. Thibadeau, J. H., Capt., 270. Thompson, J. M., Capt., 270, 271 Tirrell, A. H., Lt., 272. Tonking, J. H., Capt., 270. Trowbridge, C. T., Lt.-Col., 65, 94,115, 168, 169, 172, 174, 175, 182, 237,243, 247, 258, 261, 265, 269, 270, 272, 274, 276, 286,292, 294, 9, 62, Trowbridge, J. A., Lt., 271. Tubman, Harriet, 11. 272. Twichell, J. F., Lt.-Col. 117, 122. ,270. Vendross, Robert, Corp., 265. 28. Walker, G. D., Capt., 270. Walker, William, Sergt., 280, 289. Washington, William, 21. 271. Watson, Lt., 100. Webster, Daniel, IHon., 1. 16, 34, Weld, S. M., 225. 1, 64, West, H. C., Lt., 271. 226, West, J. B., Lt., 271. 8 273, White, E. P., Lt., 271. White, N, S., Capt., 270, 271, 272. Whiting, William, Hon., 282, 284,288, 290. Whitney, H. A., Maj., 176, 230, 269, 270. Wiggins, Cyrus,
Lydia Maria Child, Letters of Lydia Maria Child (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Winslow Sewall), To the same. (search)
ife. I do not know whether it is in the providence of God to allow us to be an example to the nations, or whether he intends to use us as a warning. If we are saved, it will be better than we deserve. I would sacrifice everything in life, and life itself, to preserve our free institutions; but if we must have the noble structure pulled down about our ears by the blind giant Slavery, I hope the poor negroes will have a rollicking good time over its ruins. You have doubtless heard of Harriet Tubman, whom they call Moses, on account of the multitude she has brought out of bondage by her courage and ingenuity. She talks politics sometimes, and her uncouth utterance is wiser than the plans of politicians. She said the other day: Dey may send de flower ob dair young men down South, to die ob de fever in de summer, and de agoo in de winter. (Fur 't is cold down dar, dough 'tis down South.) Dey may send dem one year, two year, tree year, till dey tired ob sendina, or till dey u
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 13 (search)
arkson under similar circumstances said that he had not time to think of the welfare of his soul. I know that my own teachers were the slave women who came shyly before the audience, women perhaps as white as my own sisters,--Ellen Craft was quite as white,--women who had been stripped and whipped and handled with insolent hands and sold to the highest bidder as unhesitatingly as the little girl whom I had seen in the St. Louis slave-market; or women who, having once escaped, had, like Harriet Tubman, gone back again and again into the land of bondage to bring away their kindred and friends. My teachers were men whom I saw first walking clumsily across the platform, just arrived from the South, as if they still bore a hundred pounds weight of plantation soil on each ankle, and whom I saw develop in the course of years into the dignity of freedom. What were the tricks of oratory in the face of men and women like these? We learned to speak because their presence made silence impossi
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, Index. (search)
illiam, 198. Thoreau, Miss, 170. Thoreau, H. D., 25, 53, 78, 91, 92, 114, 169, 170, 181, 279, 360. Ticknor, George, 12, 15, 49, 189. Ticknor, W. D., 176. Ticknor & Fields, 183. Tidd, C. P., 228, 229. Todd, Francis, 127. Tolstoi, Count, Leo, 315. Torrey, H. W., 53 58 Tourgueneff (or Turgenev), I. S., 313, 314. Town and Country Club, the, 172. Transcendentalism, 69. Transcendentalists, the, 114. Trenck, Baron, 23. Trollope, Anthony, 287. Trowbridge, C. T., 262. Tubman, Harriet, 328. Tuckerman, Edward, 104. Tuckerman family, the, 75. Tukey, Marshal, 161. Turpin, Richard, 161. Tyndall, John, 272, 289. Underwood, F. H., 176, 178, 182. Ursuline Convent, Burning of the, 34. Usher, R. G., 158. Valentine, in Two gentlemen of Verona, quoted, 271. Vanderbilt, Commodore, 175. Van der Velde, Willem, 79. Van Tromp, Admiral, 103. Venable, Mr., 280. Very, Jones, 54. Village Blacksmith, the, 12. Virgil, 337. Vigilance Committee, the, 139, 14
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Chapter 2: the Worcester period (search)
nally — that being, in my opinion, his one enormous sin. ... As for the result of my trial [Anthony Burns riot], I expect a disagreement of the jury. But I don't care much; I shouldn't regret the imprisonment for a few months except for Mary; it would be a good experience, help my influence, and give me a chance to write some things I should be glad to say. But I expect no such thing. Worcester, June 17, 1859 Dearest Mother: We have had the greatest heroine of the age here, Harriet Tubman, a black woman, and a fugitive slave, who has been back eight times secretly and brought out in all sixty slaves with her, including all her own family, besides aiding many more in other ways to escape. Her tales of adventure are beyond anything in fiction and her ingenuity and generalship are extraordinary. I have known her for some time and mentioned her in speeches once or twice — the slaves call her Moses. She has had a reward of twelve thousand dollars offered for her in Maryland
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Index. (search)
on secession, 79; speech, 165. T Taylor, Bayard, 74, 113. Temperance movement, 41, 42, 55, 56, 80. Tennyson, Alfred, marriage of, 32, 33. Terry, Rose, 101. Thaxter, Celia Leighton, described; 25, 29; marriage of, 27, 28. Thaxter, Levi, 24-29. Thayer, Abbott, in Paris, 284, 285; daughter of, 329. Thayer, Perry, 63. Thoreau, Henry D., 119; Channing on, 42, 43; described, 94; works of, 105. Todd, Mabel Loomis, letters to, 331. Tracys, the, of Newburyport, 7. Tubman, Harriet, fugitive slave, 81, Tukey, Marshal, and temperance, 41, 42. U Urso, Camille, violinist, 243. V Verney, Capt., 281, 282. Victoria, Queen, 289; reviews troops, 278, 279. W Ward, Col., 178, 180. Wards, the, and Jenny Lind, 39, 40. Warners, C. D., 270, 271. Waterhouse, Dr., 13. Watson, Marston, 52, 53. Webster, Daniel, criticism of, 90. Weiss, Rev., John, sketch of, 24-26, 271. Wheeler, Capt., 177. Whitney, Anne, description of, 115, Whittier, J. G.,
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, XII: the Black regiment (search)
vere plantation and there is a tree which was used as a whipping post, so that the marks of the lashes are still to be see . . . . As I sit in my tent door and adjudicate contested cases where the lingo is almost inexplicable, and the dusky faces grow radiant and sometimes majestic with eager expression, I seem like Rajah Brooke in Borneo; or like Whittier's lost Southern playmate: The dusky children of the sun Before me come and go Who should drive out to see me to-day but Harriet Tubman [the escaped slave, who rescued many of her race and conducted them to freedom] who is living in Beaufort as a sort of nurse and general care take . . . . All sorts of unexpected people turn up here. . . . My regiment has now 630 and they come in tolerably fast. They are easy to discipline and drill, and do as well as any regiment of equal date,—as well as the 51st. I enjoy it all very much and have never for a moment regretted my promotion: though, without my two months in that reg
ibes, 128, 129. Thalatta, 159, 405. Thaxter, Celia (Leighton), account of, 109. Thaxter, Levi, 45, 57; friendship for Higginson, 23; and Isles of Shoals, 108, 109; the Higginsons on, 109. Thayer, Abbot, at Dublin, 373. Things I Miss, The, a poem, account of, 273. Thoreau, Henry D., 129, 139; account of, 98. Todd, Mabel Loomis, edits poems of Emily Dickinson, 368, 369. Topeka, Kan., letter from, 172, 173; account of, 175, 176. Travellers and Outlaws, 319, 418. Tubman, Harriet, 219. Twain, Mark, account of, 259, 260, 373, 374. Tyndall, John, 335; Higginson hears, 324; letter from, 327. Underwood, F. H., and Atlantic, 155; Higginson's protest to, 158. Up the St. Mary's, 251, 409. Vere, Aubrey de, Higginson on, 323. Voltaire, Centenary, 340; birthplace, 341. Walker, Brig.-Gen., and Higginson, 227, 228. Ward, Julia, 26. See also Howe, Julia Ward. Ware, Thornton, 17, 18. Washington, Booker, school, 365; and northern colored people, 366.