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William Dean Howells and the Touch of Exaggeration That Typifies

Henry B. Wonham

in Playing the Races: Ethnic Caricature and American Literary Realism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195161946
eISBN:
9780199788101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161946.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines William Dean Howells' theoretical defence of realism as a representational mode suited to America's democratic sensibilities. Working with this understanding of realism's social ... More


Conclusion

Brenda E. Stevenson

in Life in Black and White: Family and Community in the Slave South

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195118032
eISBN:
9780199853793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118032.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The book ends with an account of John Brown's short-lived and ill-fated rebellion and its far-reaching impact on the institution of slavery in the Southern town of Loudoun. The violent incident ... More


Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1823–1911)

Louis P. Masur (ed.)

in “… The Real War Will Never Get in the Books”: Selections from Writers During the Civil War

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195098372
eISBN:
9780199853908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098372.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Civil War made Thomas Wentworth Higginson a writer. It gave him scenes and characters as well as a field of action that featured himself and hundreds of former slaves. With increasing radicalism ... More


John Brown’s Pikes: Assembling the Future in Antebellum America

Jason Phillips (ed.)

in War Matters: Material Culture in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643205
eISBN:
9781469643229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643205.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Material objects from the antebellum era could symbolize political intent, such as John Brown’s pikes from the raid at Harper’s Ferry in 1859. The possession of certain objects, such as these pikes, ... More


Stepping out of the Frame: James's “Holbein”

in The Illustration of the Master: Henry James and the Magazine Revolution

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804768740
eISBN:
9780804776233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804768740.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on “The Beldonald Holbein,” one of the “tales of the artist” composed by Henry James for the magazines at the turn of the century. “The Beldonald Holbein” repeatedly alludes to a ... More


“The Business of Art”: Essays on Illustration

in The Illustration of the Master: Henry James and the Magazine Revolution

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804768740
eISBN:
9780804776233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804768740.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter deals with the analytic techniques used by Henry James to appraise modern illustration in a series of essays he wrote on some of its best-known practitioners. James contributed catalogue ... More


Epilogue

in The Illustration of the Master: Henry James and the Magazine Revolution

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804768740
eISBN:
9780804776233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804768740.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

One of Henry James's last stories, “Julia Bride” (1908), documents his conflicts at this stage of his career with editors, publishers, and illustrators. James wrote the story upon the suggestion of ... More


The End of an Era

Fiona Deans Halloran

in Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835876
eISBN:
9781469600239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837351_halloran.14
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Between 1877 and 1884, Thomas Nast's fame and talent began to decline. Nast's final years with Harper's saw two presidential contests, a series of lesser crusades, and episodic conflict over Nast's ... More


Publishing for Seekers: Eugene Exman and the Religious Bestsellers of Harper & Brothers

Matthew S. Hedstrom

in The Rise of Liberal Religion: Book Culture and American Spirituality in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195374490
eISBN:
9780199979141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374490.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The venerable publishing house Harper and Brothers emerged in the late 1920s and 1930s as the firm that best represented the modernization and professionalization of religious publishing in the ... More


“The Rebels’ Last Device”: Theodore R. Davis and Faithful Representations of Black Soldiers during the Civil War

Niki Lefebvre

in So Conceived and So Dedicated: Intellectual Life in the Civil War Era North

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823264476
eISBN:
9780823266609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264476.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In the months following the enactment of the Emancipation Proclamation, a commercially and politically advantageous ethos of authenticity induced the emergence of respectful representations of black ... More


All-Americans

Roger R. Tamte

in Walter Camp and the Creation of American Football

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041617
eISBN:
9780252050275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041617.003.0055
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Camp becomes an incognito writer of articles for a new publication that begins in August 1889, the Week’s Sport, published by Caspar Whitney and focused on amateur, especially college, sports. In ... More


Witness to Reconstruction: Constance Fenimore Woolson and the Postbellum South, 1873-1894

Kathleen Diffley (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617030253
eISBN:
9781617030260
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617030253.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the wake of the Civil War, Constance Fenimore Woolson became one of the first northern observers to linger in the defeated states from Virginia to Florida. Born in New Hampshire in 1840 and raised ... More


The “Negro Problem” and the “Yellow Peril”: Early Twentieth-Century America’s Views on Blacks and Asians

Julia H. Lee

in Interracial Encounters: Reciprocal Representations in African and Asian American Literatures, 1896-1937

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752555
eISBN:
9780814752579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752555.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the various representations of the Afro-Asian relationship as well as the shifting signification of that relationship in textual and visual productions that were meant to be ... More


Diane Arbus's 1960s: Auguries of Experience

Frederick Gross

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670116
eISBN:
9781452946467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670116.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Photography

In any decade the work of only a very few artists offers a template for understanding the culture and ideas of their time. Photographer Diane Arbus is one of these rare artists, and this book returns ... More


The Crisis

William Marvel

in A Place Called Appomattox

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469628394
eISBN:
9781469628493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628394.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

County leaders continue to push for internal improvements that will benefit Appomattox Court House, including the construction of a plank road from there to Oakville, on the James River, to ... More


Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons

Fiona Deans Halloran

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835876
eISBN:
9781469600239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837351_halloran
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Thomas Nast (1840–1902), the founding father of American political cartooning, is perhaps best known for his cartoons portraying political parties as the Democratic donkey and the Republican ... More


The Princess and the Squaw: The Construction of Native American Women in the Pictorial Press

John M. Coward

in Indians Illustrated: The Image of Native Americans in the Pictorial Press

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040269
eISBN:
9780252098529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040269.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter examines the representation of Indian women—also overlooked in most previous studies of the pictorial press—contrasting the romantic “Indian princess” stereotype with a harsher set of ... More


Conflict with Curtis

Fiona Deans Halloran

in Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835876
eISBN:
9781469600239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837351_halloran.13
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes Thomas Nast's conflict with editor George William Curtis and how it destroyed Nast's relationship with the Harper's Weekly and with the Harper family. The fight between Nast ... More


Nast's Weekly and Guayaquil

Fiona Deans Halloran

in Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835876
eISBN:
9781469600239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837351_halloran.15
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This concluding chapter describes Thomas Nast in the aftermath of the election of 1884. Despite Nast's rapprochement with Harper's during the campaign of 1884, the underlying conflict had not been ... More


Legacy

Fiona Deans Halloran

in Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835876
eISBN:
9781469600239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837351_halloran.16
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

After Thomas Nast's death, Sallie had nothing left but her home and Nast's collection of drawings, letters, and mementos. Albert Bigelow Paine's financial success in writing Thomas Nast's biography, ... More


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