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Echoes Of Harper S Ferry

Author : James Redpath
ISBN : STANFORD:36105011954513
Genre : Abolitionists
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A collection of anti-slavery papers, poems, etc., commemorative of John Brown.

The Essays Of Henry David Thoreau

Author : Henry David Thoreau
ISBN : 0808404318
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Forgotten Firebrand

Author : John R. McKivigan
ISBN : 9781501732263
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The reformer James Redpath (1833–1891) was a focal figure in many of the key developments in nineteenth-century American political and cultural life. He befriended John Brown, Samuel Clemens, and Henry George and, toward the end of his life, was a ghostwriter for Jefferson Davis. He advocated for abolition, civil rights, Irish nationalism, women's suffrage, and labor unions. In Forgotten Firebrand, the first full-length biography of this fascinating American, John R. McKivigan portrays the many facets of Redpath's life, including his stint as a reporter for the New York Tribune, his involvement with the Haitian emigration movement, and his time as a Civil War correspondent. Examining Redpath's varied career enables McKivigan to cast light on the history of journalism, public speaking, and mass entertainment in the United States. Redpath's newspaper writing is credited with popularizing the stenographic interview in the American press, and he can be studied as a prototype for later generations of newspaper writers who blended reportage with participation in reform movements. His influential biography of John Brown justified the use of violent actions in the service of abolitionism. Redpath was an important figure in the emerging professional entertainment industry in this country. Along with his friend P. T. Barnum, Redpath popularized the figure of the "impresario" in American culture. Redpath's unique combination of interests and talents—for politics, for journalism, for public relations—brought an entrepreneurial spirit to reform that blurred traditional lines between business and social activism and helped forge modern concepts of celebrity.

Abolitionism And American Politics And Government

Author : John R. McKivigan
ISBN : 081533107X
Genre : History
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These essays demonstrate that support for a more aggressive battle against slavery had been growing for a number of decades before finding broad support among abolitionists in the 1850s. Ultimately the political and more militant wings of abolitionism converged after the start of the Civil War, when abolitionists worked to prod Abraham Lincoln into enlisting blacks in the Union army and adopting emancipation as one of the North's war goals.

On Freedom S Altar

Author : Hazel Catherine Wolf
ISBN : UCAL:B4439229
Genre : Abolitionists
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The Annotated Emerson

Author : Ralph Waldo Emerson
ISBN : 9780674049239
Genre : Literary Collections
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Presents the letters, essays, and poems of the celebrated American writer and provides running commentaries to help shed light on particular passages and examine the writer's motives and style.

A John Brown Reader

Author : John Brown
ISBN : UOM:39015005395796
Genre : United States
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Forest Echoes

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ISBN : UCAL:B4148648
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Reading The Old Man

Author : Bruce A. Ronda
ISBN : 9781572336209
Genre : History
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"In this absorbing book, Bruce Ronda examines the representations of Brown chronologically, ranging from Thoreau's "Plea for Captain John Brown" - with its ardent defense of Brown as a patriot, Transcendentalist, and true New Englander - through treatments by anonymous southern writers and well-known authors such as John Greenleaf Whittier, Herman Melville, Richard Henry Dana, Frederick Douglass, William Dean Howells, and E. A. Robinson. Ronda then considers the major treatments of Brown in the early to mid-twentieth century by W. E. B. DuBois, Stephen Vincent Benet, and Robert Penn Warren. Of particular interest are discussions of a 1930s poem by Muriel Rukeyser, Truman Nelson's 1960 novel The Surveyor, and artwork by Jacob Lawrence. He concludes with studies of novels by three contemporary authors: Russell Banks, Michelle Cliff, and Bruce Olds."--BOOK JACKET.

Henry David Thoreau As A Source For Artistic Inspiration

Author : Francine Koslow Miller
ISBN : 087023482X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Catalog of the June 6-September 9, 1984 exhibit at the DeCordova and Dana Museum and Park, Lincoln, MA. This exhibition is intended to honor and celebrate the ever vital sprit of the Concord-born poet-naturalist Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) and those artists who have turned to him for inspiration. The DeCordova Museum, in the heart of Thoreau country, is located on Sandy Pond, one mile east of Walden Pond where Thoreau lived from 1845-1847 and wrote the first draft of his best-known book, Walden. Included is work by John Cage, Edward Steichen, N. C. Wyeth, Childe Hassam, Charles Burchfield, Marden Hartley, Barnett Newman, Robert Goodnough, Andrew Wyeth, Neil Welliver, and Michael Mazur.

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