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Knighting Elms

Richard Higgins and Richard Higgins

in Thoreau and the Language of Trees

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520294042
eISBN:
9780520967311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294042.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Thoreau’s love of trees led him to romanticize them and to invest them with noble qualities he thought society lacked. As Concord’s rural character began to fade, Thoreau used trees as symbols of a ... More


The National Christian

Susan K. Harris

in God's Arbiters: Americans and the Philippines, 1898-1902

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199740109
eISBN:
9780190252823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199740109.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter first reviews the literary formation of American history in textbooks created for American children throughout the nineteenth century. It argues that it was in these textbooks that the ... More


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