By Tom Quirk
This A-Z, cross-referenced and illustrated name offers a special review of the interval following the Civil conflict during the emergence of the us as a global strength on the finish of worldwide warfare I. The set good points greater than 250 survey entries. topics contain: political subject matters (Reform, Women's Suffrage); rules in context (Scientific Materialism, Darwinism); values (Assimilation, Success); society (Labor, Mass Marketing); genres (Science Fiction, struggle Writing); well known leisure (Baseball, Boxing); publishing (Scribner's Magazine); works of literature and nonfiction ("Billy Budd," "The conception of the rest Class"); and lots more and plenty extra. The research of quite a lot of classics in American literature, seen as cultural and ancient records, cultivates serious abilities in analyzing texts from numerous views, together with aesthetic, biographical, social, old, racial and gendered. besides its better half identify at the interval masking 1820 to 1870, this set offers a complete assessment of a key century in American ancient and literary stories.
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But they have not agreed about the precise sources that lay at the heart of the book. It is difficult to escape the view that the positivism of Auguste Comte, as first applied to American conditions by Croly’s father, is an important component of Croly’s thought. Particular scholars have suggested other ingredients that may have played a part in shaping the work. These range from William James’s (1842– 1910) pragmatism and G. W. F. Hegel’s ideas on the nation-state to the views of Croly’s Harvard teachers Royce, Santayana, and Charles Eliot Norton.
15. ” This insight, first quipped in 1869, was not lost on charlatans such as George Hull, Stub Newell, Charles Dawson, and Smith Woodward. ” Hull was an atheist who had argued with an evangelical Christian about a line from Genesis: “There were giants in the earth in those days” (Gen. 6:4). Hull schemed with his brother-in-law to add one more “fossil” to the many already discovered in a region near Cardiff, New York. After ordering three thousand pounds of gypsum and hiring a stonecutter to make a “petrified giant,” Hull and Newell buried the fake giant in a marsh, where it was “discovered” in 1869 by well diggers.