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A Killing Spree and a Hanging Tree

Maryjean Wall

in How Kentucky Became Southern: A Tale of Outlaws, Horse Thieves, Gamblers, and Breeders

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126050
eISBN:
9780813135410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126050.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Longfellow was bred and born in Kentucky and a horseman would have called him Roman nosed in the parlance of the turf. John Harper, the owner, called him the best thing ever on four hooves. Harper ... More


Tenants in Author Country

Alison Booth

in Homes and Haunts: Touring Writers' Shrines and Countries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198759096
eISBN:
9780191819728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198759096.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Exploring gendered personifications of author country, Chapter 4 features internationally celebrated writers who occupy literary zones (often as tenants or guests) during the latter half of the ... More


Generational Objects: Mohegan Nationhood, Indigenous Correspondence, and Lydia Huntley Sigourney’s Unpopular Aesthetic

Angela Calcaterra

in Literary Indians: Aesthetics and Encounter in American Literature to 1920

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646947
eISBN:
9781469646961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646947.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

This chapter situates popular poet Lydia Huntley Sigourney’s writings not in the national literary marketplace she is known for mastering but among Mohegan tribal nationhood and its locally grounded ... More


Strange Travelogues: Charles Longfellow in the Orient

in Visualizing American Empire: Orientalism and Imperialism in the Philippines

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226075334
eISBN:
9780226075303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226075303.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines the American interest in Oriental motifs in the 1870s before images representing the Philippines surfaced in the mass media, specifically considering the personal collection of ... More


“In the Glory of the Sunset”: Singing and Playing Hiawatha

Michael V. Pisani

in Imagining Native America in Music

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108934
eISBN:
9780300130737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108934.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the musical versions of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem about a Native American legend titled The Song of Hiawatha. It explains that the first musical version of the poem was ... More


Impresario

James C. Nicholson

in The Notorious John Morrissey: How a Bare-Knuckle Brawler Became a Congressman and Founded Saratoga Race Course

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167503
eISBN:
9780813167824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167503.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Following his congressional stint, Morrissey refocused his attention on his growing gambling empire, which by 1870 included a palatial new facility in Saratoga called the Club House in addition to ... More


Longfellow and the Volume of the World

Leslie Elizabeth Eckel

in Atlantic Citizens: Nineteenth-Century American Writers at Work in the World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748669370
eISBN:
9780748684427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669370.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Accused of parading as ‘a Dandy in the clean and elegantly ornamented streets and trim gardens of his verse,’ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow drew the ire of literary nationalist peers who insisted that ... More


“Mr. Butler’s Asylum”

Michael Rosenthal

in Nicholas Miraculous: The Amazing Career of the Redoubtable Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174213
eISBN:
9780231539524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174213.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses Nicholas Murray Butler's campaign for peace and international cooperation as well as his dispute with two faculty members of Columbia University, James McKeen Cattell and Henry ... More


“Larger the shadows”: Longfellow’s Translation of Virgil’s Eclogue 1

Christoph Irmscher

in The Call of Classical Literature in the Romantic Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474429641
eISBN:
9781474439312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429641.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

“Larger the shadows” takes a close look at Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s translation of Virgil’s “Eclogue 1” (1870), a poem that reflected his experience of change, both in himself and around him in ... More


Judaic Maccabæus: Longfellow and Joseph Massel

Jeffrey Einboden

in Nineteenth-Century US Literature in Middle Eastern Languages

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748645640
eISBN:
9780748689132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645640.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Reading Judas Maccabaeus as rendered by Manchester Zionist, Joseph Massel, Chapter 1 explores the recruitment of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow for Hebrew language revival and the recovery of sacred ... More


Hidden Heroes: Cultural Interaction and Nationalism in Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Hawaiian Biographies

Bryan Kamaoli Kuwada

in Locating Life Stories: Beyond East-West Binaries in (Auto)Biographical Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837303
eISBN:
9780824871543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837303.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter narrates the event surrounding the first installment of a serial biography in a Honolulu-based newspaper. Alongside this event, an editorial called for people to read the biography to ... More


The Genesis of the Music

William Kinderman

in Wagner's Parsifal

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780195366921
eISBN:
9780199344864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366921.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

Pre-existing musical motives absorbed into Parsifal include the “Dresden Amen” formula associated with J.G. Naumann, and the “Excelsior!” motive Wagner assimilated from Longfellow and Liszt. Wagner’s ... More


Vinland Imagined: The Norsemen and the Gothicists Claim Dighton Rock

Douglas Hunter

in Place of Stone: Dighton Rock and the Erasure of America's Indigenous Past

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469634401
eISBN:
9781469634425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634401.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Aided by American antiquarians, the Royal Society of Northern Antiquities of Denmark produced Antiquitates Americanae (1837) which argued Vinland of the Norse sagas was in southern New England. ... More


Parallel Romantics: The Alternative Norse-Influenced Tradition

Heather O’Donoghue

in English Poetry and Old Norse Myth: A History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199562183
eISBN:
9780191789489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562183.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

Chapter Three examines the influence of Old Norse myth on poets generally held to be outside, or on the fringes of, the group of major English Romantic poets, who had by and large failed to turn to ... More


E Pluribus Unum

Stefanie Markovits

in The Victorian Verse-Novel: Aspiring to Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198718864
eISBN:
9780191788314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198718864.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

Chapter 5, “E Pluribus Unum: The American Verse-Novel,” travels across the Atlantic to consider how and why verse-novels, imported and indigenous, garnered such remarkable American popularity, ... More


The End of an Era

Douglas W. Shadle

in Orchestrating the Nation: The Nineteenth-Century American Symphonic Enterprise

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199358649
eISBN:
9780199358670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199358649.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter follows the careers of Anthony Philip Heinrich, William Henry Fry, and George Frederick Bristow after their tussle with the New York Philharmonic. Heinrich returned to Europe, where an ... More


The Constant Roots of English Song: Anglo-Saxon and Essential Englishness

Chris Jones

in Fossil Poetry: Anglo-Saxon and Linguistic Nativism in Nineteenth-Century Poetry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198824527
eISBN:
9780191865886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824527.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

This chapter documents a wide variety of nineteenth-century Anglo-Saxon poems, real, mediated, and imaginary, that both contributed and conformed to a pattern of understanding that insisted on ... More


Introduction: The Living Present

Jeffrey Insko

in History, Abolition, and the Ever-Present Now in Antebellum American Writing

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198825647
eISBN:
9780191864285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825647.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The Ever-Present Now: Time, History, and Antebellum American Writing begins with Garrison’s experience of the present moment’s dire intensity, because for him and a number of his contemporaries, that ... More


Is the Indian an American?

Kate Flint

in The Transatlantic Indian, 1776-1930

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691203188
eISBN:
9780691210254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691203188.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter describes how the Indian functioned as a figure of American national identity within Britain. By the time of the 1851 Great Exhibition, America was presenting herself as a thoroughly ... More


Black Samson in the Temple of Liberty

Nyasha Junior and Jeremy Schipper

in Black Samson: The Untold Story of an American Icon

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190689780
eISBN:
9780190936853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190689780.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In the nineteenth century, prominent writers and politicians invoked the Temple of Liberty in debates over slavery. The Temple of Liberty was a symbolic term for the United States. Both pro- and ... More


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