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Pseudonymity, Third‐personality, and Anonymity as Disturbances in fin de siècle Auto/biography: ‘Mark Rutherford’, George Gissing, Edmund Gosse and Others

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This is the first of four chapters exploring the turn‐of‐the‐century disturbances in the relation between life‐writing and fiction. It argues that ‘autobiography’ begins to seem a problematic ... More


Whose Hubris? Brandeis, Scientific Management, and the Railroads

Gerald Berk

in Constructing Corporate America: History, Politics, Culture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251902
eISBN:
9780191719059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251902.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter reinterprets Louis Brandeis's role in the crisis of progressive era railroad regulation. While others have implicated Brandeis in the crisis, the essay shows how he identified fatal ... More


Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918)

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/9780195098372.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Henry Brooks Adams always knew for whom he wrote. It was not for himself, or his friends, or his family, but for the ages. His letters to his brother, Charles Adams, undulate with confused and ... More


Henry Adams on the Ends of Education

Nolan Bennett

in The Claims of Experience: Autobiography and American Democracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190060695
eISBN:
9780190060725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190060695.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

Chapter 3 examines how the author of The Education of Henry Adams confronted the developments in party politics, immigration, and technology that he believed had fragmented American democracy at the ... More


The Cult of St. Michael the Archangel and the “Terrors of the Year 1000”

Daniel F. Callahan

in The Apocalyptic Year 1000: Religious Expectation and Social Change, 950-1050

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195161625
eISBN:
9780199849666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161625.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Early in the last century, Henry Adams began his classic impressionistic masterpiece Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres. To Adams, St. Michael was the symbol of the masculine early Middle Ages, years ... More


To Make a Way: Telling a Story of US–China Union through the Letters of Henry Adams and John Hay

Paul A. Bové

in Narratives of Free Trade: The Commercial Cultures of Early US-China Relations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789888083534
eISBN:
9789882209275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083534.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter considers the U.S. Open Door Policy, through which Secretary of State John Hay was able to negotiate international agreement among the world's naval superpowers not to encroach on ... More


Losing Faith: Ultramontane Liberalism and Democratic Failure

Elizabeth Fenton

in Religious Liberties: Anti-Catholicism and Liberal Democracy in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195384093
eISBN:
9780199893584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384093.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on Henry Adams’s novel Democracy (1880) and Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (1889) and shows that these authors draw on caricatures of the Catholic ... More


Henry Adams on Lincoln

John Y. Simon, Harold Holzer, and Dawn Vogel

in Lincoln Revisited: New Insights from the Lincoln Forum

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823227365
eISBN:
9780823240869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823227365.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Henry Adams rarely referred to Abraham Lincoln in his public writings. He was in Rome when news reached him of the president's assassination, and his attitude was distant, hardly grief-stricken. This ... More


The Hunter-Gatherers' World's Fair

Eugene Halton

in The Great Brain Suck: And Other American Epiphanies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226314655
eISBN:
9780226314679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314679.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter juxtaposes Geronimo and Ota Benga at the St. Louis World's Fair with Max Weber and Henry Adams at the same fair. Incongruity through juxtaposition provides a way to develop the story of ... More


Memoir’s American Roots

G. Thomas Couser

in Memoir: An Introduction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199826902
eISBN:
9780190252878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199826902.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter attempts to identify and illuminate some precedents for the modern memoir in early genres and masterpieces of American literature. It shows that much early American literature was what ... More


Alienation

Bridget Ford

in Bonds of Union: "Religion, Race, and Politics in a Civil War Borderland"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626222
eISBN:
9781469628028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626222.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

By 1860, this chapter argues, white Ohioans and Kentuckians had articulated starkly different purposes for their religious organizations and laws. With Cincinnatians sometimes at the forefront and at ... More


Collaborating Objects Radiating Environments

Douglas Kahn

in Earth Sound Earth Signal: Energies and Earth Magnitude in the Arts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520257801
eISBN:
9780520956834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257801.003.0019
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The saturation of urban spaces with electromagnetic fields and waves is presented in terms of radio interference from domestic electrical appliances, commercial electrical devices, and the ... More


The Claims of Experience: Autobiography and American Democracy

Nolan Bennett

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190060695
eISBN:
9780190060725
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190060695.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

Why have so many figures throughout American history proclaimed their life stories when confronted by great political problems? The Claims of Experience provides a new theory for what makes ... More


Epilogue

Bridget Ford

in Bonds of Union: "Religion, Race, and Politics in a Civil War Borderland"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626222
eISBN:
9781469628028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626222.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This concluding chapter describes Louisville’s “Emancipation Day,” which took place on July 4, 1865. Orchestrated by the city’s leading black churches, this remarkable day saw slavery declared ... More


Introduction

Nicole Eustace

in Warring for America: Cultural Contests in the Era of 1812

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631516
eISBN:
9781469631776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631516.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The introduction outlines the deeply ambivalent attitudes of Americans as they engaged in a crucial contest over the definition and direction of the country—its language, politics, social structures, ... More


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