The Reform Era and Eastern U.S. Development 1815-1850 by Gerald J. Prokopowicz

By Gerald J. Prokopowicz

A part of a sequence delivering precise details at the eras of pre-twentieth century the United States, this quantity contains articles masking headlines and headline makers, awards, achievements and different enlightening and exciting evidence at the reform period and jap improvement in the united states.

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Painter Thomas Cole's The Course of Empire is exhibited. Literature Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The American Scholar"; Nathaniel Hawthorne, Twice-Told Tales; Washington Irving, The Adventures of Captain Eonneville; Hubbard Winslow, Virtue and Happiness. Music Thomas Hastings, The Manhattan Collection; Thomas Whittemore, Songs of Zion. • Edgar Allan Poe leaves the Southern Literary Messenger. • Sarah Josepha Hale's Ladies'Magazine merges with Louis Godey's Lady's Book to become Godey's Lady's Book, the most influential women's magazine of the era.

Often referred to as the Fireside, or Schoolroom, Poets, these writers produced a body of poetry that was simple and unpretentious; if critics in later years found their works to be of lesser quality as poetry, American readers have nevertheless embraced them as representative of American civic THE ARTS 31 and domestic virtue. The Fireside Poets stressed the utility of poetry rather than calling for art for art's sake, as Edgar Allan Poe would. Consequently, these men contributed to a general understanding of poetry that emphasized the content and function of a poem rather than the niceties of its form or diction.

Music Lowell Mason, Manual of the Boston Academy of Music; A. Merrill and W. C. Brown, The Wesleyan Harp; William Porter, The Musical Cyclopedia. • THE ARTS William Strickland designs the Philadelphia Merchants' Exchange. 23 IMPORTANT EVENTS OF 1815-185O 1835 1836 1837 Literature Jacob Abbott, The Little Scholar Learning to Talk; Joseph R. Drake, The Culprit Fay and Other Poems; Charles F. Hoffman, A Winter in the West; Washington Irving, A Tour of the Prairies; Cornelius A. Logan, The Wag of Maine; William Gilmore Simms, The Yemassee.

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