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George Ticknor and the Boston Brahmins

Author: David B Tyack
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 1967.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tyack, David B.
George Ticknor and the Boston Brahmins.
Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 1967
(OCoLC)579167148
Named Person: George Ticknor; George Ticknor; George Ticknor; George Ticknor; George Ticknor
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David B Tyack
ISBN: 9780674594685 0674594681
OCLC Number: 280182
Language Note: In English.
Description: x, 289 pages illustrations, portraits 24 cm
Contents: I. THE FORMATIVE YEARS. The schoolmaster --
The school of the prophets --
A compact, united, and kindly community --
The fear of apocalypse --
Liberal Christianity --
The Anthology Society --
Abandoning the law --
Pilgrimage in the New World II. A YANKEE ABROAD. Our old home --
The personification of earnestness --
The fountainhead --
A vast bright Babylon --
Italiam! Italiam! --
The riddle of Spain --
Return to orthodoxy III. THE CAUSE OF SOUND LEARNING. The professor in Boston --
A well-disciplined high school --
Models --
The strategy of reform --
Sabotage --
The end of the Kirkland era IV. THE TRUE USES OF LITERATURE. Literary history as allegory : the case of France --
A broken column --
Literary nationalism --
The writer as moralist V. GENTLEMAN OF LETTERS. The autocrat of Nine Park Street --
The Grand Tour --
The brahmin caste of New England --
High priest --
Labor ipse voluptas VI. CLOUDED DESTINY. The American character and the American Revolution --
The rule of law --
The role of public schools and libraries --
Antaeus --
The American experiment --
Slavery and disunion --
Prospect and retrospect
Responsibility: [by] David B. Tyack.

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