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Wheat and Tares: The Liberal Encounter with Puritan Violence

Dan McKanan

in Identifying the Image of God: Radical Christians and Nonviolent Power in the Antebellum United States

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195145328
eISBN:
9780199834471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195145321.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Examines the rediscovery of imago dei theology by early nineteenth‐century liberal theologians, most especially William Ellery Channing and other Unitarians. This theology was fleshed out by such ... More


Deborahs and Jaels

Kenyon Gradert

in Puritan Spirits in the Abolitionist Imagination

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226694023
eISBN:
9780226694160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226694160.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explores how a group of writers from the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society reinforced and broadened an imagined Puritan heritage of militant and "masculine" spiritual heroism. It begins ... More


Reparations for Slavery and Lydia Maria Child’s Reconstruction of the Family

Jeffory A. Clymer

in Family Money: Property, Race, and Literature in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199897704
eISBN:
9780199980123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199897704.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

In the early years of Reconstruction, a number of black citizens, white Radical Republicans, and several novelists called for reparations for the formerly enslaved. Chapter 4 focuses especially on ... More


/ “The Hangman's Accomplice”: Spectacle and Complicity in Lydia Maria Child's New York

Jennifer Greiman

in Democracy's Spectacle: Sovereignty and Public Life in Antebellum American Writing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823230990
eISBN:
9780823241156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823230990.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Lydia Maria Child's reminiscences of the 1830s had been triggered, she explained, not by any signs of renewed violence against abolitionists, but by the sound of a katydid as she wandered one evening ... More


“To look at the Koran through his spectacles”: The Muslim Progress of Lydia Maria Child

Jeffrey Einboden

in The Islamic Lineage of American Literary Culture: Muslim Sources from the Revolution to Reconstruction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199397808
eISBN:
9780199397822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199397808.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

A “household name in America” who was acclaimed as “the first woman in the republic,” Lydia Maria Child enjoyed a literary celebrity surpassing nearly all her contemporaries. Publishing across a wide ... More


Lydia Maria Child (1802–1880)

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/9780195098372.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Lydia Maria Child, for four decades had published novels, advice books, anthologies, letters, children's stories, and reform tracts. With works such as Hobomok, The Frugal Housewife and Letters from ... More


Toward A Political Ecology in Lydia Maria Child’s “Chocorua’s Curse”

Lisa West

in Gendered Ecologies: New Materialist Interpretations of Women Writers in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781949979046
eISBN:
9781789629705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979046.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

“Chocorua's Curse,” Lydia Maria Child's retelling of a White Mountain legend, found its way into middle class Boston homes through its publication in the 1830 gift book, The Token, accompanied by an ... More


Deliberative Fictions

Sandra M. Gustafson

in Imagining Deliberative Democracy in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226311296
eISBN:
9780226311302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226311302.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter focuses on deliberative fictions which offered the writers of the early republic a textual laboratory where they could sketch the potential and limits of deliberative democracy. It ... More


Democracy's Spectacle: Sovereignty and Public Life in Antebellum American Writing

Jennifer Greiman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823230990
eISBN:
9780823241156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823230990.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

“What is the hangman but a servant of law? And what is that law but an expression of public opinion? And if public opinion be brutal and thou a component part thereof, art thou not the hangman's ... More


Ruinous Tendencies The Anti-Abolition Backlash

Elizabeth R. Varon

in Disunion!: The Coming of the American Civil War, 1789-1859

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832325
eISBN:
9781469606200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887189_varon.8
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter begins with abolitionist Lydia Maria Child's commentary on the nullification crisis: “Who does not see that the American people are walking over a subterranean fire, the flames of which ... More


Realism and the Social Question

David E. Shi

in Facing Facts: Realism in American Thought and Culture, 1850–1920

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195106534
eISBN:
9780199854097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195106534.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Signs of social strain pervaded at the end of the 19th century. Popular theories of racial superiority and fears of foreign radicalism and social degeneration gave rise to a virulent strain of ... More


Culture Wars

Brian Roberts

in Blackface Nation: Race, Reform, and Identity in American Popular Music, 1812-1925

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226451503
eISBN:
9780226451787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451787.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter argues that the Hutchinson Family in the 1840s and 1850s, with their ardently abolitionist stance, were both controversial and at the center of American popular culture. They also found ... More


Feeling Free in Medieval America

Christopher Hanlon

in America’s England: Antebellum Literature and Atlantic Sectionalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199937585
eISBN:
9780199333103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937585.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines another antebellum appropriation of ancient English history in the figure of the “Black Saxon.” Abolitionist intellectuals such as Frederick Douglass and Lydia Maria Child ... More


Joyful Frugality: Thoreau, Dickinson, and the Pleasures of Not Consuming

Michelle C. Neely

in Against Sustainability: Reading Nineteenth-Century America in the Age of Climate Crisis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780823288229
eISBN:
9780823290307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823288229.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter two counters the ethic of recycling with an anti-consumerist, joyful frugality theorized in Henry David Thoreau’s Walden (1854) and the poetry of Emily Dickinson. It begins by evoking Lydia ... More


Novel Bondage: Slavery, Marriage, and Freedom in Nineteenth-Century America

Tess Chakkalakal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036330
eISBN:
9780252093388
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036330.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book unravels the interconnections between marriage, slavery, and freedom through renewed readings of canonical nineteenth-century novels and short stories by black and white authors. Situating ... More


Transcendentalism, Brahmanism, and Universal Religion

Michael J. Altman

in Heathen, Hindoo, Hindu: American Representations of India, 1721-1893

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190654924
eISBN:
9780190654955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190654924.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter argues that Transcendentalist writers represented India as a land of contemplative and mystical religion. Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau saw the mystical religion of India ... More


Spirit and Society: Blake’s Early American Appeal

Linda Freedman

in William Blake and the Myth of America: From the Abolitionists to the Counterculture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198813279
eISBN:
9780191851261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813279.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Blake’s religious dissent made him a natural ally for reformers whose works were driven by personal religious quest. This chapter looks at Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Transcendentalist reading of Blake, ... More


The Emergence of the Nineteenth-Century Domestic Ideal

Amy G. Richter

in At Home in Nineteenth-Century America: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814769133
eISBN:
9780814769157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769133.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 1 explores the relationship between home and a new middle-class moral order emerging in the early decades of the nineteenth century. As men’s labor increasingly moved outside the home, ... More


Introduction

Sandra M. Gustafson

in Imagining Deliberative Democracy in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226311296
eISBN:
9780226311302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226311302.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter presents an introduction to deliberation and offers a genealogy of deliberative democracy exploring the overlap between deliberative democracy theory and neorepublicanism. It discusses ... More


The Islamic Lineage of American Literary Culture: Muslim Sources from the Revolution to Reconstruction

Jeffrey Einboden

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199397808
eISBN:
9780199397822
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199397808.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Islamic Lineage of American Literary Culture maps the Middle Eastern interiors and interiority of New World authorship, tracing neglected genealogies of Islamic source reception from the ... More


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