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Lydia Maria Child, Letters of Lydia Maria Child (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Winslow Sewall) 30 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 26 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 24 0 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2 24 4 Browse Search
Elias Nason, The Life and Times of Charles Sumner: His Boyhood, Education and Public Career. 24 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 22 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises 20 0 Browse Search
Archibald H. Grimke, William Lloyd Garrison the Abolitionist 14 0 Browse Search
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown 14 0 Browse Search
James Parton, Horace Greeley, T. W. Higginson, J. S. C. Abbott, E. M. Hoppin, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, Women of the age; being natives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present gentlemen 14 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Appomattox Court-House, (search)
enty-five guns and many wagons and prisoners. Sheridan hurried forward the remainder of his command, and on that evening he stood directly across Lee's pathway of retreat. Lee's last avenue of escape was closed, and on the following day he met General Grant at the residence of Wilmer McLean, at Appomattox Court-House, to consummate an act of surrender. The two commanders met, with courteous recognition, at 2 P. M., on Palm Sunday (April 9). Grant was accompanied by his chief of staff, Colonel Parker; Lee was attended by Colonel Marshall, his adjutant-general. The terms of surrender were discussed and settled, in the form of a written proposition by Grant, and a written acceptance by Lee, and at 3.30 P. M. they were signed. The terms prescribed by Grant were extraordinary, under the circumstances, in their leniency and magnanimity, and Lee was much touched by them. They simply required Lee and his men to give their parole of honor that they would not take up arms against the gov
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Borgne, Lake, battle on. (search)
rd, and at half-past 11 o'clock the engagement became general and desperate. At one time Jones's schooner was attacked by fifteen barges. The British captured the tender Alligator early in the contest and finally, by the force of overwhelming numbers, they gained a victory. which gave them undisputed command of Lake Borgne. The triumph cost them about 300 men killed and wounded. The Americans lost six men killed and thirty-five wounded. Among the latter were Lieutenants Jones, McKeever, Parker, and Speddon. The British commander, Locker, was severely wounded: so, also, was Lieutenant Pratt, the officer who, under the direction of Admiral Cockburn, set fire to the public buildings in Washington, D. C. Several of the British barges were shattered and sunk. the lighter transports, filled with troops, immediately entered Lake Borgne. Ship after ship got aground, until at length the troops were all placed in small boats and conveyed about 30 miles to Pea Island, at the mouth of the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Boston, (search)
meaner uninhabited dwellings were demolished for the same purpose. In 1822 Boston was first incorporated a city, and John Phillips was elected the first mayor. It then contained about 50,000 inhabitants. The 1st of May was appointed by the charter the beginning of its municipal year, and the ceremonies of inducting the mayor and other officers into their official places were attended at Faneuil Hall. After an introductory prayer by Rev. Dr. Baldwin, senior minister of the city, Chief-Justice Parker administered the oaths of allegiance and office to the mayor-elect, who ad ministered similar oaths to other officers. The chairman of the selectmen then arose, and, after an address to the mayor, delivered to him the city charter, contained in a superb silver case, with the ancient act incorporating the town nearly 200 years before. Since becoming a city Boston has had but one serious interruption in its prosperous advance. On the evening of Nov. 9, 1872, a fire broke out which sw
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Brook farm Association. (search)
and literary community, 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
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Brown, John, 1744- (search)
of Independence: Therefore, we. citizens of the United States, and the oppressed people who by a recent decision of the Supreme Court are declared to have no rights which the white man is bound to respect, together with all other people degraded by the laws thereof, do. for the time being, ordain and establish for ourselves the following Provisional Constitution and Ordinances, the better to protect our persons. property, lives, and liberties, and to govern our actions. Letter to Theodore Parker. Boston, Mass., March 7, 1858. My dear Sir,--Since you know I have an almost countless brood of poor hungry chickens to scratch for, you will not reproach me for scratching even on the Sabbath. At any rate, I trust God will not. I want you to undertake to provide a substitute for an address you saw last season, directed to the officers and soldiers of the United States army. The ideas contained in that address I of course like, for I furnished the skeleton. I never had the ab
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ingersoll, Robert Green 1833- (search)
he scaffold, when the writer believed he was giving his last message to his fellowmen. The Age of reason was his crime. Franklin, Jefferson, Sumner and Lincoln, the four greatest statesmen that America has produced, were believers in the creed of Thomas Paine. The Universalists and Unitarians have fund their best weapons, their best arguments, in the Age of reason. Slowly, but surely, the churches are adopting not only the arguments, but the opinions, of the great Reformer. Theodore Parker attacked the Old Testament and Calvinistic theology with the same weapons and with a bitterness excelled by no man who has expressed his thoughts in our language. Paine was a century in advance of his time. If he were living now his sympathy would be with Savage, Chadwick, Professor Briggs and the advanced theologians. He, too, would talk about the higher criticism and the latest definition of inspiration. These advanced thinkers substantially are repeating the Age of reason. The
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Parker, Theodore 1810- (search)
Parker, Theodore 1810- Clergyman; born in Lexington, Mass., Aug. 24, 1810. His grandfather, Capt. John Parker, commanded the company of minute-men in the skirmish at Lexington. Theodore began to study Latin at ten years of age, Greek at eleven, and metaphysics at twelve. He was an earnest naturalist, and before he was ten ve law. It was quashed. In 1859 hemorrhage of the lungs terminated his public career. He sailed first to Santa Cruz, thence to Europe, spending the winter Theodore Parker. of 1859-60 in Rome, whence, in April, he set out for home, but only reached Florence, where he died, May 10, 1860. He bequeathed 13,000 valuable books to the Public Library of Boston. The following are extracts from Parker's oration on the dangers of slavery: I. Will there be a separation of the two elements, and a formation of two distinct states—freedom with democracy, and slavery with a tendency to despotism? That may save one-half the nation, and leave the other to volun
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Philippine Islands, (search)
y, the 18th and 19th Regiments drive the Filipinos out of their trenches; a captain and one private killed. Nov. 28. Colonel Bell disperses the insurgents in the Dagupan Valley. Bayombong, in the province of Nueva Viscaya, defended by 800 armed Filipinos, surrenders to Lieutenant Monroe and fifty men of the 4th Cavalry. Dec. 3. Gen. Gregorio del Pilar, one of the Filipino insurgent leaders, is killed in a fight near Cervantes. Dec. 4. Vigan, held by American troops under Lieutenant-Colonel Parker, attacked by 800 Filipinos; they are driven off, leaving forty killed and thirty-two prisoners; the Americans lose eight men. Dec. 11. General Tierona, the Filipino insurgent commander in Cagayan, surrenders the entire province to Captain McCalla, of the Newark. Dec. 11. The President directed General Otis to open the ports of the Philippines to commerce. Dec. 19. General Lawton was killed in attacking San Mateo. Jan. 22, 1901. Treaty with Spain for the purchase of t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Story, William Wetmore 1819-1895 (search)
Story, William Wetmore 1819-1895 Sculptor; born in Salem, Mass., Feb. 12, 1819; son of Joseph Story; graduated at Harvard College in 1838 and at its Law Department in 1840, but gave little attention to practice, and in 1848 removed to Italy. He was United States commissioner on fine arts to the Paris exposition in 1879. His works include a statue of George Peabody and busts of James Russell Lowell, Theodore Parker, Josiah Quincy, etc., and his publications, Life and letters of Joseph story; The American Question, etc. He died in Vallombrosa, Italy, Oct. 7, 1895.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Weiss, John 1818-1879 (search)
Weiss, John 1818-1879 Author; born in Boston, Mass., June 28, 1818; graduated at Harvard College in 1837, and at Harvard Divinity School; and became pastor of a Unitarian church in Watertown in 1843, and again in 1859. In 1870 he retired to devote himself to literature. He published Aesthetic prose, a translation of Schiller's philosophical and aesthetic essays, and Life and correspondence of Theodore Parker. He was attached to the transcendental school of philosophy, and was an earnest abolitionist and advocate of woman's rights. He died in Boston, Mass. March 9, 1879.
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