ATQ (The American Transcendental Quarterly)

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

Articles from Vol. 13, No. 4, December

Louisa May Alcott's Father(s) and "The Marble Woman"
Since 1975, scholars of Louisa May Alcott have recovered thirty-three hitherto unknown gothic "thrillers," as she called them, published anonymously in popular magazines and "story papers" such as The Flag of Our Union, from 1863-1872. Many readers...
Melodrama and the Moral Economy of E.D.E.N. Southworth's the Deserted Wife
"But, dear Sophie," continued the youth, "we must think of some place for securing your safety" In an instant the hands of Withers fell heavily upon his neck. "Perfidious son of a perfidious mother!" he exclaimed, shaking him violently, "her...
Representative Men, Slave Revolt, and Emerson's "Conversion" to Abolitionism
The year 1844, for Ralph Waldo Emerson, brought rapidly changing social, political, and historical conditions, all of which contributed to his "An ... Address ... on the Emancipation of the Negroes in the British West Indies," a departure from his...
"The Servant Is as His Master": Western Exceptionalism in Caroline Kirkland's Short Fiction
In 1843, Caroline and William Kirkland moved their family from Pinckney, Michigan, the frontier town they had helped settle six years earlier, back east to New York City. The Kirklands had been part of a wave of emigration that increased Michigan's...