ATQ (The American Transcendental Quarterly)

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

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 4, December

ATQ (1969-2008): Introduction
ATQ editor Josie P. Campbell modestly credits the late Tom H. Towers, who preceded her as editor, for turning the ATQ into an excellent academic journal. She describes him as her "mentor in American Studies and popular culture studies and one of the...
Domestic Conspiracy: Class Conflict and Performance in Louisa May Alcott's "Behind a Mask"
Although it is now recognized that class conflict reaches into all spheres--not only politics and labor, but also family and private life--until recently scholars of nineteenth-century America have tended to reinforce the sentimental fiction of separate...
Money, Mobility, and the Idle Speculation of Nathaniel Parker Willis
Writing to his friend George Pumpelly in 1828, the budding literary celebrity Nathaniel Parker Willis boasted of the shoddy poems he had just published. They were, he claimed: the nonsense of a 5 dollar inspiration ... the most reckless rhymes...
"No Time for Repinings": Ruth McEnery Stuart Reconstructs the South
Louisiana native Ruth McEnery Stuart, a southern humorist and storyteller who moved to New York in the late nineteenth century, created a career that rivaled Mark Twain's. Like Twain, Stuart filled lecture halls on her speaking tours; she shared with...
Unsexed by Labor: Middle-Class Women and the Need to Work
In the post-Civil War struggle in the United States to regain economic stability it was not uncommon for single, middle-class women to leave home and seek employment either out of necessity or, increasingly, out of a desire to develop a professional...