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George Ticknor and the Boston Brahmins

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Publication Date: 01/01/1967

289 pages

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  • Introduction
  • I. The Formative Years
    • 1. The Schoolmaster
    • 2. The School of the Prophets
    • 3. A Compact, United, and Kindly Community
    • 4. The Fear of Apocalypse
    • 5. Liberal Christianity
    • 6. The Anthology Society
    • 7. Abandoning the Law
    • 8. Pilgrimage in the New World
  • II. A Yankee Abroad
    • 1. Our Old Home
    • 2. The Personification of Earnestness
    • 3. The Fountainhead
    • 4. A Vast Bright Babylon
    • 5. Italiam! Italiam!
    • 6. The Riddle of Spain
    • 7. Return to Orthodoxy
  • III. The Cause of Sound Learning
    • 1. The Professor in Boston
    • 2. A Well-disciplined High School
    • 3. Models
    • 4. The Strategy of Reform
    • 5. Sabotage
    • 6. The End of the Kirkland Era
  • IV. The True Uses of Literature
    • 1. Literary History as Allegory: The Case of France
    • 2. A Broken Column
    • 3. Literary Nationalism
    • 4. The Writer as Moralist
  • V. Gentleman of Letters
    • 1. The Autocrat of Nine Park Street
    • 2. The Grand Tour
    • 3. The Brahmin Caste of New England
    • 4. High Priest
    • 5. Labor Ipse Voluptas
  • VI. Clouded Destiny
    • 1. The American Character and the American Revolution
    • 2. The Rule of Law
    • 3. The Role of Public Schools and Libraries
    • 4. Antaeus
    • 5. The American Experiment
    • 6. Slavery and Disunion
    • 7. Prospect and Retrospect
  • Bibliography
    • A Note on Manuscript Sources
    • Ticknor’s Writings
    • General Bibliography
  • Notes
  • Index

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