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Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888)

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/9780195098372.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Louisa May Alcott craved action. The Civil War gave her a chance, and she took it. In the Fall of 1862 she applied to serve as a nurse in Washington. On December 11th of that yaer, she received ... More


The Color of History: The Transatlantic Abolitionist Movement and the ‘Never-to-be-Forgiven Course of the Mulattoes’

Marlene L. Daut

in Tropics of Haiti: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789-1865

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381847
eISBN:
9781781382394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381847.003.0011
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter looks at the way in which David Nicholls’s vocabulary about the ‘mulatto legend’ was almost entirely derived from that of nineteenth-century transatlantic abolitionist writing about ... More


Spirituals in Uncle Tom Shows, Melodramas, and Spectacles

Sandra Jean Graham

in Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041631
eISBN:
9780252050305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041631.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

Stage productions of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) were a staple of theaters across the United States well into the twentieth century. In 1876, after jubilee troupes had ... More


Womanly Women and Moral Uplift: Female Readers and Concert Companies on the Chautauqua Circuit

Marian Wilson Kimber

in The Elocutionists: Women, Music, and the Spoken Word

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040719
eISBN:
9780252099151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040719.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

Imagery surrounding the female readers on the Chautauqua tent circuit reflected appropriately domestic ideals. Chautauqua, which lasted from approximately 1904 to 1930, was a commercial venture with ... More


Frederick Douglass's Hemispheric Nationalism, 1857–1893

Robert S. Levine

in Dislocating Race & Nation: Episodes in Nineteenth-Century American Literary Nationalism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832264
eISBN:
9781469605654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887882_levine.8
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter takes as its starting point a little-known column, “The Colored People and Hayti,” that Frederick Douglass printed in the January 1861 issue of his Douglass' Monthly. Announcing that the ... More


Redpath and Wealth

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.11
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on James Redpath and his role in Thomas Nast's career. When Thomas Nast traveled to London and Cornwall, he visited old friends whom he had not seen since his visit to Europe in ... More


The Maroon’s Moment, 1856–1861

Martha Schoolman

in Abolitionist Geographies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680740
eISBN:
9781452948744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680740.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter presents a reading of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp that opposed the escalating violence in Kansas. The novel told the history of slave resistance in the ... More


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