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Chesnut & Timrod & Whitman & THE CIVIL WAR

Intro: As I thoroughly enjoyed the readings for the beginning of this week, I was eager to read the readings for the second half of the week and wasted almost no time. For this week’s readings, I found it hard … Continue reading

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“Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory”: The Meanings of the Civil War

Intro: When I first opened to this week’s first set of readings, I was not initially eager to begin reading. I have read about the Civil War many times in my previous years of education and was worried that these … Continue reading

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Age of Reform and Expansion: Jacobs and Douglass

This week’s readings taught me a lot about Harriet Jacobs and Frederick Douglass and their influence during a time of tremendous reform and expansion. Harriet Jacobs (1813-1897): Below is an image of Harriet Ann Jacobs, a woman born into slavery. … Continue reading

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Inventing a Culture in an Age of Reform and Expansion

American Literature (1830-1865): Emerson, portrayed above, strongly believed that American writers “needed to develop new literary forms and modes of expression in response to the democratic institutions, material realities, and social dynamics of life in the United States” (588). I … Continue reading

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Catharine Maria Sedgwick & Augustus Baldwin Longstreet: A New Kind of Literature

For this blog entry, I aim to focus mainly on the writing of Catharine Maria Sedgwick, although I will touch upon the works of Augustus Baldwin Longstreet as they are very interesting as well! I will begin by discussing Sedgewick… … Continue reading

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Colonization: Not for the Faint-Hearted

Introduction: After reading from the textbook for multiple weeks now, I have come to the conclusion that I thoroughly enjoy the readings. In the past, I have read a course textbook simply to be able to follow along in class … Continue reading

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English Settlement & A Puritan New England

Introduction: While I enjoyed reading about William Bradford and his text on Plymouth Plantation, I really enjoyed reading Anne Bradstreet’s poetry because I feel a deeper connection to poetry. I keep a “poetry journal” and often enter in quotes or … Continue reading

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