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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


Newfound Celebrity in the John Brown Year

Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz

in The Tie That Bound Us: The Women of John Brown's Family and the Legacy of Radical Abolitionism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451614
eISBN:
9780801469442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451614.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter narrates the events in the life of the Brown women a few weeks after Brown's capture, particularly the visit of Thomas Wentworth Higginson. The man appeared as emissary for a group of ... More


Victorian Duty, American Scholars, and National Crisis

Leslie Butler

in Critical Americans: Victorian Intellectuals and Transatlantic Liberal Reform

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807830840
eISBN:
9781469606125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877579_butler.5
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents biographical sketches of Charles Eliot Norton, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, George William Curtis, and James Russell Lowell, and explores how they struggled to find meaningful ... More


Negro Troops in Battle—Department of the South (1862–1865)

George Washington Williams

in A History of the Negro Troops in the War of the Rebellion, 1861–1865

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823233854
eISBN:
9780823240807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233854.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

South Carolina had set the other States a dangerous example in its attempts at nullification under President Andrew Jackson's administration, and was not only first in seceding, but fired the first ... More


Introduction

Leslie Butler

in Critical Americans: Victorian Intellectuals and Transatlantic Liberal Reform

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807830840
eISBN:
9781469606125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877579_butler.4
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The Massachusetts Historical Society is a group of like-minded friends who shared literary political commitments and historical experiences during the middle of the century. This book focuses on four ... More


Reuniting the Old and New Schools

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0053
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter fifty-three examines Hodge’s opposition to the reunion of the Old and New Schools of Presbyterianism just a few years later. Henry Boyton Smith of Union Seminary led the New School movement ... More


Black America

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/9780226451787.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explores the movement of African Americans into the genre of blackface minstrelsy in the post-Civil War era. It argues, rooted in hatred and love, the minstrelsy-based perception of ... More


Walt Whitman (1819–1892)

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/9780195098372.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Civil War, Walt Whitman claimed, could not, should not, be written about, yet he never stopped writing. He wrote profusely in notebooks, letters, editorials, and poems during the war; Memoranda ... More


The Welcome Arrival

Douglas W. Shadle

in Antonín Dvořák's New World Symphony

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190645625
eISBN:
9780190645663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190645625.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

New York-based philanthropist and entrepreneur Jeannette Thurber (1850–1946) founded the National Conservatory of Music in 1885 to provide a world-class but low-cost professional music education to ... More


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