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Republic of Words
The Atlantic Monthly and Its Writers, 1857–1925
Susan Goodman

University Press of New England



Contents

Preface
• Beginnings
• Forging Traditions: James Russell Lowell
• John Brown’s War
• The Battle of the Hundred Pine: Thomas Wentworth Higginson
• Dueling Visions: Louis Agassiz and Asa Gray
• Reconstructions: Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. and Jr.
• James and Annie Fields: The Business of Hospitality
• Harriet Beecher Stowe Tests the Magazine
• Battle of the Books
• Henry David Thoreau, John Burroughs, and a Changing Magazine
• William Dean Howells: Democracy at Work
• John Greenleaf Whittier’s Seventieth Birthday
• Bret Harte to the Lions
• Straddling the Atlantic: Henry James
• Clarence King, Scholar-Adventurer
• The Gilded Eighties
• Thomas Bailey Aldrich, Guardian at the Gate
• In the Wake of Louis Agassiz
• A Magazine in Decline and Ascension
• From the Far East to Mars: Lafcadio Hearn and Percival Lowell
• Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois
• Progressive Politics under Walter Hines Page
• From Sea to Shining Sea
• A State of Uncertainty
• Ellery Sedgwick: Politics and Poets
• A Window on the War:
Atlantic Writers and World War I
• America’s War
• The Turbulent Twenties, I
• The Turbulent Twenties, II
• Across the Decades
• Acknowledgments
• Notes
• Index

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