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Representative Americans The Romantics

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ISBN-10: 0742520838

ISBN-13: 9780742520837

Edition: 2001

Authors: Norman K. Risjord

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Like the preceeding books in The Representative Americans series, The Romantics makes history human by putting tissue on the skeletal framework of names and dates. It treats people whose principal contributions fell in the first half of the nineteenth century. And while certain individuals may be unfamiliar to readers-the slaves Prince and Fed; Free Frank, a black farmer of Kentucky and Illinois; and the Lowell Girls, Lucy Lacom and Sarah Bagley-the majority of the figures studied are well-known, such as Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Horace Mann, and Catharine Beecher. Tying it all together is the prevailing spirit of American Romanticism. Visit…    
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Book details

List price: $37.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/9/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Introduction: American Romanticism
The Political Theater: Andrew Jackson versus John Quincy Adams
The Soldier and the Diplomat: Fortuitous Allies
Contrasting Styles of Presidency
Old Man Eloquent
Literary Romantics
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Philosopher-Poet
Margaret Fuller: The Romantic as Feminist
Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Romance and the Reality of Domesticity
Impulse to Reform
Horace Mann: "In a republic, ignorance is a crime"
Frances Wright: The Cost of Social Change
Catharine Beecher: The Limits of Reform
Theodore and Angelina Grimke Weld: The Antislavery Dilemma
(Un)Common Lives
Prince and Fed: Varieties of Slave Experience
Lucy Larcom and Sarah Bagley, Lowell Girls
Free Frank, Subtle Entrepreneur
Of Men and Nature
Osceola: The Tragedy of Indian Removal
Jedediah Strong Smith, Mountain Man
John C. Fremont, Destiny's Agent
About the Author