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Consult the general bibliography. Annotated selections from Jefferson and Hamilton will be found on pages 387-402 of this volume. In addition read Jefferson's First Inaugural Address and Hamilton's Speech in the New York Convention on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution (The World's Famous Orations), J. T. Morse's "Thomas Jefferson " (American Statesmen Series) and Thos. E. Watson's "Thomas Jefferson," Henry Cabot Lodge's "Alexander Hamilton" (American Statesmen Series) and James Schouler's "Alexander Hamilton" (Makers of America Series).

Copious extracts from the minor writers of this period may be found in the "Library of American Literature" and Duyckinck's "Cyclopædia of American Literature." Read Washington's First Inaugural Address and his Farewell Address (The World's Famous Orations). Papers by members of the class on John Trumbull's " McFingal," Charles Brockden Brown's "Wieland," Philip Freneau's Poems, and the Songs and Ballads of the American Revolution would prove interesting.

Noteworthy fiction illustrating the period of the American Revolution John Esten Cooke's "Henry St. John " (1774-75); J. P. Kennedy's "Horseshoe Robinson" (1757-80); Harold Frederick's "In the Valley" (1757-80); James Fenimore Cooper's "The Pilot" (1778-79), and "The Spy" (1780); Maurice Thompson's "Alice of Old Vincennes" (1780); Paul Leicester Ford's "Janice Meredith"; Winston Churchill's "Richard Carvel "; S. Weir Mitchell's "Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker"; and Geo. Cary Eggleston's "A Carolina Cavalier " (1779-80).

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WILLIAM ELLERY CHANNING (1780-1842). Preacher, lecturer, and Unitarian leader of Massachusetts. Author of various works in prose and verse. Among his best prose writings are "Life and Character of Napoleon Bonaparte," "Milton," and "Self-Culture."

AMOS BRONSON ALCOTT (1799-1888). Born in Connecticut. An educator and philosopher of interesting personality. Author of " Essays," "Table Talk," "Concord Days," and other works in prose and verse.

HENRY DAVID THOREAU (1817-1862). An eccentric recluse and student of nature. Born in Massachusetts. Author of "Walden; or, Life in the Woods," "Cape Cod," "The Maine Woods," etc.

MARGARET FULLER OSSOLI (1810-1850). A gifted woman of Massachusetts. Editor of the Dial, and author of "Woman in the Nineteenth Century," "Art, Literature, and the Drama," "At Home and Abroad," etc.

ALEXANDER H. EVERETT (1792-1847). Diplomatist and prose writer of Massachusetts. Ambassador at The Hague in 1818, and at Madrid in 1825. For several years editor and proprietor of The North American Review. His principal works are "Europe," "America," and "Critical and Miscellaneous Essays."

EDWARD EVERETT (1794-1865). A distinguished orator and statesman of Massachusetts. Editor of The North American Review, member of Congress, Governor of Massachusetts, Minister to the Court of Saint James, President of Harvard College, and Secretary of State. Principal works "Defence of Christianity," "Orations and Speeches," and "Importance of Practical Education."


CATHARINE MARIA SEDGWICK (1780-1867). A famous educator and novelist of Massachusetts. She conducted a school for girls at Stockbridge for fifty years. Among her novels are "Hope Leslie," "Clarence," "A New England Tale," and "Redwood," which had the distinction of being reprinted in England and translated into several Continental languages.

LYDIA HUNTLY SIGOURNEY (1791-1865). A Connecticut writer of both prose and poetry; well described as "The American Hemans." Among her fifty-three volumes are "Traits of the Aborigines of America," "Post Meridian," "Letters to Young Ladies," "Poems," etc.

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LYDIA MARIA CHILD (1802–1880). A well-known editor and prose writer of Massachusetts. Among her numerous writings may be mentioned 'Hobomok, an Indian Story," "The Rebels,” a tale of the American Revolution," History of the Condition of Women in All Ages and Nations," "Looking toward Sunset," and "The Romance of the Republic." WASHINGTON ALLSTON (1779-1843). A famous painter, poet, and prose writer, who, though born in South Carolina, belongs by residence to Massachusetts. Author of the poem "The Sylphs of the Seasons," and the art novel "Monaldi." His "Lectures on Art" appeared after his death.

RICHARD HENRY Dana (1787-1879). A poet, editor, and prose writer of Massachusetts. One of the founders of the North American Review; author of "The Buccaneer and Other Poems," and the novels "Tom Thornton," and "Paul Felton."



WILLIAM HICKLING PRESCOTT (1796-1859). A celebrated historian of Bos. Author of a series of standard histories on Spanish themes: "His. tory of Ferdinand and Isabella," "Conquest of Mexico," "Conquest of Peru," and "Philip the Second." (See text.)

JOHN LOTHROP MOTLEY (1814-1877). A distinguished author of Massachusetts, who wrote an admirable series of historical works relating to Holland: "The Rise of the Dutch Republic," "The History of the United Netherlands," and "Life of John of Barneveld." He wrote, also, two novels, "Morton's Hope," and "Merry Mount." (See text.)

GEORGE BANCROFT (1800-1891). A statesman and historian of Massachusetts. Minister to England 1846-1849, and to Prussia and Germany 1867-1874. Author of a standard "History of the United States," written in rhetorical style. (See text.)

RICHARD HILDRETH (1807-1865). A lawyer and journalist of Boston, who wrote a "History of the United States" down to 1820. Among other things he wrote an antislavery novel, "Archy Moore," and "Japan as it Was and Is."

JAMES GORHAM PALFREY (1796-1881). A Unitarian clergyman of Cambridge, Mass., and Professor in Harvard University. He wrote a painstaking "History of New England."

FRANCES SARGENT OSGOOD (1812-1850). A poet and magazine writer of Massachusetts. A volume of poems, "A Wreath of Wild Flowers from New England," was much admired in its day. "Mrs. Osgood," wrote Poe," has a rich fancy, even a rich imagination, - a scrupulous taste, a faultless style, and an ear finely attuned to the delicacies of melody." JAMES T. FIELDS (1817-1881). A well-known publisher, editor, and author of Boston. Born in New Hampshire. Edited the Atlantic Monthly from 1861 to 1871. Besides a volume or two of verse, he wrote "Yesterdays with Authors," and "Underbrush," a collection of essays.

JACOB ABBOTT (1803-1879). A native of Maine, and a voluminous author of books for the young. Among his works are the "Rollo Books" (28 vols.), “The Lucy Books" (6 vols.), and Harper's Story-Books" (36 vols.).

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JOHN S. C. ABBOTT (1805-1877). Brother of Jacob Abbott, and, like him, a minister. Author of numerous moral and historical works, the latter being characterized by a partisan tone. Noteworthy are History of Napoleon Bonaparte," "Napoleon at Saint Helena," "The French Revolution of 1789," etc.

JOSIAH GILBERT HOLLAND (1819-1881). Poet, novelist, and editor of Mas

sachusetts. Edited the Springfield Republican 1849–1866, and Scribner's Magazine from 1870 till his death. His longest poems are "Katrina,” and "Bitter-Sweet"; his best novels are "Miss Gilbert's Career," "Arthur Bonnicastle," and "The Story of Sevenoaks."

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