The Young Mans Guide (1834)

The Young Mans Guide (1834) PDF Author: William Alexander Alcott
Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC
ISBN: 9781498199360
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 328

Book Description
This Is A New Release Of The Original 1834 Edition.

The Young Man's Guide

The Young Man's Guide PDF Author: William Alexander Alcott
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780371978061
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 350

Book Description
This is a reproduction of the original artefact. Generally these books are created from careful scans of the original. This allows us to preserve the book accurately and present it in the way the author intended. Since the original versions are generally quite old, there may occasionally be certain imperfections within these reproductions. We're happy to make these classics available again for future generations to enjoy!

The Young Man's Guide

The Young Man's Guide PDF Author: William Andrus Alcott
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : Conduct of life
Languages : en
Pages : 340

Book Description


The Young Man's Guide

The Young Man's Guide PDF Author: William a. Alcott
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781406858747
Category : Health & Fitness
Languages : en
Pages : 168

Book Description
Alcott was an American educator, educational reformer, physician and prolific author. This work was first published in 1834 and is reprinted from the twelfth edition of 1838.

Skepticism and American Faith

Skepticism and American Faith PDF Author: Christopher Grasso
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190494379
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 662

Book Description
Between the Revolution and the Civil War, the dialogue of religious skepticism and faith profoundly shaped America. Although usually rendered nearly invisible, skepticism touched-and sometimes transformed-more lives than might be expected from standard accounts. This book examines Americans wrestling with faith and doubt as they tried to make sense of their world.

The Commerce of Vision

The Commerce of Vision PDF Author: Peter John Brownlee
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812295307
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 407

Book Description
When Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote in 1837 that "Our Age is Ocular," he offered a succinct assessment of antebellum America's cultural, commercial, and physiological preoccupation with sight. In the early nineteenth century, the American city's visual culture was manifest in pamphlets, newspapers, painting exhibitions, and spectacular entertainments; businesses promoted their wares to consumers on the move with broadsides, posters, and signboards; and advances in ophthalmological sciences linked the mechanics of vision to the physiological functions of the human body. Within this crowded visual field, sight circulated as a metaphor, as a physiological process, and as a commercial commodity. Out of the intersection of these various discourses and practices emerged an entirely new understanding of vision. The Commerce of Vision integrates cultural history, art history, and material culture studies to explore how vision was understood and experienced in the first half of the nineteenth century. Peter John Brownlee examines a wide selection of objects and practices that demonstrate the contemporary preoccupation with ocular culture and accurate vision: from the birth of ophthalmic surgery to the business of opticians, from the typography used by urban sign painters and job printers to the explosion of daguerreotypes and other visual forms, and from the novels of Edgar Allan Poe and Herman Melville to the genre paintings of Richard Caton Woodville and Francis Edmonds. In response to this expanding visual culture, antebellum Americans cultivated new perceptual practices, habits, and aptitudes. At the same time, however, new visual experiences became quickly integrated with the machinery of commodity production and highlighted the physical shortcomings of sight, as well as nascent ethical shortcomings of a surface-based culture. Through its theoretically acute and extensively researched analysis, The Commerce of Vision synthesizes the broad culturing of vision in antebellum America.

Mystery fiction and modern life

Mystery fiction and modern life PDF Author:
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781617034404
Category : American fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 260

Book Description
This analysis of the genre shows that the fictional world portrayed by the mystery writer parallels the actual world of the reader. Because daily life is so implausible, readers willingly suspend disbelief as they are absorbed by the pages of detective fiction. This apparent unity of the fictional thriller and veritable circumstance produces a code of modernity that is the essence of the genre. In the light of this concept of modernity Mystery Fiction and Modern Life examines works by Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Allan Poe, John Buchan, Eric Ambler, Dashiell Hammett, Ross Macdonald, Tony Hillerman, Agatha Christie, Helen MacInnes, Patricia Cornwell, Marcia Muller, Sara Paretsky, Anthony Price, and others.

The Murder of Helen Jewett

The Murder of Helen Jewett PDF Author: Patricia Cline Cohen
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0679740759
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 514

Book Description
In 1836, the murder of a young prostitute made headlines in New York City and around the country, inaugurating a sex-and-death sensationalism in news reporting that haunts us today. Patricia Cline Cohen goes behind these first lurid accounts to reconstruct the story of the mysterious victim, Helen Jewett. From her beginnings as a servant girl in Maine, Helen Jewett refashioned herself, using four successive aliases, into a highly paid courtesan. She invented life stories for herself that helped her build a sympathetic clientele among New York City's elite, and she further captivated her customers through her seductive letters, which mixed elements of traditional feminine demureness with sexual boldness. But she was to meet her match--and her nemesis--in a youth called Richard Robinson. He was one of an unprecedented number of young men who flooded into America's burgeoning cities in the 1830s to satisfy the new business society's seemingly infinite need for clerks. The son of an established Connecticut family, he was intense, arrogant, and given to posturing. He became Helen Jewett's lover in a tempestuous affair and ten months later was arrested for her murder. He stood trial in a five-day courtroom drama that ended with his acquittal amid the cheers of hundreds of fellow clerks and other spectators. With no conviction for murder, nor closure of any sort, the case continued to tantalize the public, even though Richard Robinson disappeared from view. Through the Erie Canal, down the Ohio and the Mississippi, and by way of New Orleans, he reached the wilds of Texas and a new life under a new name. Through her meticulous and ingenious research, Patricia Cline Cohen traces his life there and the many twists and turns of the lingering mystery of the murder. Her stunning portrayals of Helen Jewett, Robinson, and their raffish, colorful nineteenth-century world make vivid a frenetic city life and sexual morality whose complexities, contradictions, and concerns resonate with those of our own time.

Wise Words for the Good Life

Wise Words for the Good Life PDF Author: Helen Nearing
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1890132411
Category : Conduct of life
Languages : en
Pages : 194

Book Description
As one of the leading twentieth-century practitioners of self-sufficient living, Helen Nearing found illumination and solace in the sayings of predecessors who had sought their own versions of "the good life." By grouping the wisdom of the ages into categories that are quirky yet eminently sensible, she brings to life the contemporary relevance of some of the most profound chroniclers of our rural heritage.

A Republic in Time

A Republic in Time PDF Author: Thomas M. Allen
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807831794
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 292

Book Description
The development of the American nation has typically been interpreted in terms of its expansion through space, specifically its growth westward. In this innovative study, Thomas Allen posits time, not space, as the most significant territory of the young