ATQ (The American Transcendental Quarterly)

ATQ (The American transcendental Quarterly) is a magazine specializing in Humanities topics.

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 4, December

Bankers in Buckskins: Caroline Kirkland's Critique of Frontier Masculinity
In the early part of the nineteenth century, the American frontier typically was associated with male adventurers like James Fenimore Cooper's Natty Bumppo and the Davy Crockett of popular almanacs. In the national imagination, the West was closely...
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Embedded in the "Battle of the Lakes": A Report from the Textual Frontlines of the 1833 Humboldt Sink Massacre
The first battle between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples in what is today Nevada occurred in 1833 when a party of forty or fifty beaver trappers led by Joseph Walker killed more than twenty-five Paiute Indians near the Humboldt Sink. (1) This...
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"I Hear the Musketry of the Falls": Systematic Geology, the Civil War, and Nation Building
Four years after the Civil War, Clarence King and other members of the Fortieth Parallel Survey deviated from the prescribed one-hundred-mile swath enclosing the parallel in order to investigate the geology of Shoshone Fails on the Snake River. King,...
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Naming Yosemite
The assigning of names is the beginning of nation building. David Hurst Thomas, Skull Wars (2000) It may be among the most oft-told campfire stories in American history: 27 March 1851, members of the Mariposa Battalion, camped near what would...
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