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Republic of words : the Atlantic monthly and its writers, 1857-1925

Author: Susan Goodman
Publisher: Hanover [N.H.] : University Press of New England, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Atlantic Monthly became the conscience of the American public and the biggest platform of the nation's flourishing literature

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Goodman
ISBN: 1584659858 9781584659853
OCLC Number: 781300027
Description: xii, 330 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Beginnings. Forging traditions: James Russell Lowell --
John Brown's war --
The Battle of the Hundred Pines --
Thomas Wentworth Higginson --
Dueling visions: Louis Agassiz and Asa Gray --
Reconstructions: Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. and Jr. --
James and Annie Fields: the business of hospitality --
Harriet Beecher Stowe tests the magazine --
Battle of the books --
Henry David Thoreau, John Burroughs, and a changing magazine --
William Dean Howells: democracy at work --
John Greenleaf Whittier's seventieth birthday --
Bret Harte to the lions --
Straddling The Atlantic: Henry James --
Clarence King, scholar-adventurer --
The gilded eighties --
Thomas Bailey Aldrich, guardian at the gate --
In the wake of Louis Agassiz --
A magazine in decline and ascension --
From the far East to Mars: Lafcadio Hearn and Percival Lowell --
Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois --
Progressive politics under Walter Hines page --
From sea to shining sea --
A state of uncertainty --
Ellery Sedgwick: politics and poets --
A window on the war: Atlantic writers and World War I --
America's War --
The turbulent Twenties, I --
The turbulent Twenties, II --
Across the decades.
Responsibility: Susan Goodman.

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