America the Beautiful: The Stirring True Story behind Our Nations's Favorite Song

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INDEX
A
Addams, Jane, 37
"America" ("My country 'tis of thee") song, 27, 84-85
America the Beautiful and Other Poems (Bates), 61, 73
Anthem, 11, 81-94
adoption of in 1931, 91
and contest of 1861 to choose, 81, 83
and debate over adoption of "Star-Spangled Banner," 81-91
suggestion of "America the Beautiful" for, 10, 79, 87-93
Antlers Hotel, 29-30, 34, 104
Atlantic Monthly (magazine), 18
B
Baltimore, Maryland, 91
Barbour, Clarence A., 58-59
Bates, Katharine Lee
childhood and early schooling of, 15-16
at Colorado College, 29, 30
and compensation for "America the Beautiful," 113
feminism of, 16, 18, 76-77
and final version of "America
the Beautiful," 61
and globalization, 97
home of, 98
last years and death of, 99-101
life of spanning much history, 10
and Niagara Falls, 20-23
and pets, 10, 97
physical description of, 15
and Pike's peak, 32, 34, 37
and poem published in Atlantic Monthly, 18
as poet, 72-73
and reason for song's success, 95
refusal of to pick among melodies for "America the Beautiful," 62-63, 88
and refusal to participate in debate over national anthem, 88
religious beliefs of, 76
and social causes, 78
statue of, 102
as student at Wellesley, 10, 16, 18-19
as teacher at Wellesley College, 10, 13, 19-20, 66, 97
trip to West of 1893, 13, 14, 20-37
visit to England of, 20
and visit to World's Columbian Exposition, 23-29, 79
and writing "America the Beautiful" poem, 34, 37
"Battle Hymn of the Republic, The," 84
Baxter, Sylvester, 66
Bernhardt, Sarah, 22
Boston Evening Transcript (newspaper), 57-58, 66
Brotherhood, 76, 95, 97
Brown, Emily Sophie, 72
Burgess, Dorothy, 74
Byrd, Admiral Richard E., 99
C
Carnegie, Andrew, 73
Celler Emanuel, 86, 89
Charles, Ray, 9, 93, 95
Chicago World's Fair, 23-29, 74, 78, 79, 103
Cleveland, Grover, 25, 27
Cohan, George M., 66
College Settlement Association, 23
Colorado College, 29, 30, 104
Colorado Springs, Colorado, 29-30, 103-104
Columbus, Christopher, 23
Coman, Katharine, 23, 30, 32, 76, 100
and classes in Colorado, 29
death of, 97
Coney Island, 45-48, 107
Congregationalist, The (journal), 56-57, 113
Coolidge, Calvin, 78
D
Daw, Carl P. Jr., 11
Dewson, Molly, 87
Dickens, Charles, 22, 45
Dickson, David, 39
Dream and Deed (Burgess), 74
Durant, Henry and Pauline, 19
E
Enoch, Ed, 97
F
Falmouth, Massachusetts, 15, 76, 101-102
Falmouth Historical Society, 102

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