JoAnne O’Connell reveals a prolific composer who concealed his sympathies for slaves in his plantation songs and wrote in diverse styles to satisfy the changing tastes of his generation. This intimate biography offers an invaluable portrait of the musical, political, economic, social, racial, and gender issues of Antebellum and Civil War America.
Outside of Gold Rush diaries and emigration journals, few narrative records of the antebellum period have been published. Illustrated with photographs, maps, and period advertisements, the diary reveals how a young man worked to establish himself during an era that was rich in opportunity"--Jacket.
These patterns of emergent behavior are the hallmark of a complex, self-organizing economy."--BOOK JACKET.
A definitive portrait of Stephen Foster offers a close-up study of the classic songwriter whose works included "Oh, Susanna" and "Beautiful Dreamer," a troubled man who died a penniless alcoholic at age thirty-seven but whose music helped to create American popular culture. 17,500 first printing.
Ranging from the colonial era to the present day, this authoritative reference encompasses the full range of American literary developments as it spotlights major and popular works of fiction, nonfiction, plays, and poetry; biographical profiles of authors; literary journals; and other trends, themes, award winners, and more.
Excerpt from The Minister's Wooing When one has a story to tell, one is always puz zled which end of it to begin at. You have a whole corps of people to introduce that you know and your reader doesn't; and one thing so presupposes anoth er, that. Whichever way you turn your patchwork, the figures still seem ill-arranged. The small item which I have given will do as well as any other to begin with, as it certainly will lead you to ask, Pray, who was Mrs. Katy Scudder? - and this will start me systematically on my story. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Following the 1851 publication of ‘Uncle Tom's Cabin’, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s monumental classic quickly reached an audience of millions across the world. Stowe’s portrayal of the impact of slavery on African Americans captured the nation's attention, fuelling debates concerning abolition and slavery, whilst arousing opposition in the South and helping to spark the country into Civil War. For the first time in publishing history, Delphi Classics is proud to present the complete FICTIONAL works of Harriet Beecher Stowe, with ALL the novels, spiced with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Stowe's life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 11 novels, with individual contents tables * UNCLE TOM’S CABIN is fully illustrated with the first edition’s original artwork by Hammatt Billings * Includes other anti-slavery novels like DRED, appearing here in full for the first time in digital publishing * Also includes the rare composite novel that Stowe collaborated on with 11 other authors: SIX OF ONE BY HALF A DOZEN OF THE OTHER – available nowhere else * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Many rare short story collections appearing here for the first time in digital publishing * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read * Includes the biography compiled by Stowe's son - spend hours exploring the author’s personal correspondence * Features five other biographical works - discover Stowe's literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels UNCLE TOM’S CABIN OR, LIFE AMONG THE LOWLY UNCLE TOM’S CABIN YOUNG FOLKS’ EDITION DRED: A TALE OF THE GREAT DISMAL SWAMP THE MINISTER’S WOOING AGNES OF SORRENTO THE PEARL OF ORR’S ISLAND OLDTOWN FOLKS MY WIFE AND I PINK AND WHITE TYRANNY WE AND OUR NEIGHBORS SIX OF ONE BY HALF A DOZEN OF THE OTHER POGANUC PEOPLE: THEIR LOVES AND LIVES The Short Story Collections FOUR WAYS OF OBSERVING THE SABBATH AND OTHER RELIGIOUS SKETCHES UNCLE SAM’S EMANCIPATION; EARTHLY CARE A HEAVENLY DISCIPLINE; AND OTHER SKETCHES THE MAY FLOWER, AND MISCELLANEOUS WRITINGS OUR CHARLEY AND WHAT TO DO WITH HIM SOJOURNER TRUTH, THE LIBYAN SIBYL LITTLE FOXES; OR, THE LITTLE FAILINGS THAT MAR DOMESTIC HAPPINESS QUEER LITTLE PEOPLE SAM LAWSON’S OLDTOWN FIRESIDE STORIES HE’S COMING TOMORROW BETTY’S BRIGHT IDEA AND OTHER STORIES THE DAISY’S FIRST WINTER AND OTHER STORIES A DOG’S MISSION; OR, THE STORY OF THE OLD AVERY HOUSE, AND OTHER STORIES LITTLE PUSSY WILLOW AND THE MINISTER’S WATERMELONS NELLY’S HEROICS WITH OTHER HEROIC STORIES HOUSEHOLD PAPERS AND STORIES HUM, THE SON OF BUZ AND OTHER STORIES UNCOLLECTED STORIES The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Poetry RELIGIOUS POEMS The Non-Fiction A KEY TO UNCLE TOM’S CABIN SUNNY MEMORIES OF FOREIGN LANDS LADY BYRON VINDICATED PALMETTO-LEAVES AMERICAN WOMAN’S HOME: OR, PRINCIPLES OF DOMESTIC SCIENCE PREFACE TO ‘THE GARIES AND THEIR FRIENDS’ by Frank J. Webb THE SALEM WITCHCRAFT AND OTHER WORKS IMMORTALITY: A SERMON The Criticism A REVIEW OF UNCLE TOM’S CABIN by A. Woodward The Biographies LIFE OF HARRIET BEECHER STOWE by Charles Edward Stowe DAYS WITH MRS. STOWE by Annie Fields HARRIET BEECHER STOWE; JOHN BROWN: THE CONFLICT PRECIPITATED by Newell Dwight Hillis DAYS WITH MRS. STOWE by Annie Fields HARRIET BEECHER STOWE by Seth Curtis Beach Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles