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By Janet;Sattelmeyer, Robert Gabler-Hover

This A-Z, cross-referenced and illustrated identify offers a special evaluation of the severe interval that spans the early nationwide period during the Civil struggle, and which witnessed the beginning of a very American literature. The set positive factors greater than 250 survey entries. matters comprise: political issues (Manifest future, Underground Railroad); principles in context (Transcendentalism); values (Sentimentalism, Mourning); genres (Dime Novels, Oratory); well known leisure (Theatre); publishing (Harper's Monthly, Editors); works of literature and nonfiction ("Hiawatha," "Life within the Iron Mills"); and masses extra. The research of quite a lot of classics in American literature, considered as cultural and old files, cultivates serious talents in analyzing texts from numerous views, together with aesthetic, biographical, social, ancient, racial and gendered. in addition to its spouse name at the interval masking 1870 to 1920, this set offers a finished evaluate of a key century in American historic and literary reports.

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History could provide models and guidance for citizens of the new nation, they believed, while simultaneously creating a sense of shared experience that could strengthen tenuous national bonds. Thus emphasizing the functional character of history, these historians embraced the traditional view of history as, in Henry St. ” For these historians, the purpose of history was to instill virtue in their readers by providing them with moral examples to imitate or avoid. Revealing the popularity and importance of history in the early nineteenth century, the number of historical works that were published in this period rose from 26 in the first decade of the century to 158 in the 1830s.

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