Writing Biography: Historians & Their Craft

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Page numbers in italics refer to illustrations.
Abel, Annie Heloise, 19
Adams, Abigail, 81
Adams, John, 81
adolescence, 34, 35
adulthood, 34—35
African Americans, 10, 103—4, 106—8, 118—20, 124—26. See also Douglass, Frederick; Ellington, Edward Kennedy “Duke”; Truth, Sojourner
Agassiz, Louis, 108, 109
Albion, 71
Die Allgemeine Literatur-Zeitung, 133, 146
Alliance of Farmers' Associations, 37, 45
American Historical Review, 28—29
American History, teaching of, 23n53
American Indians, 11
American West, 14—19, 24n53, 24n54
“Amos 'n' Andy, 124
Analects, 35
Anne of Cleves: appearance of, 63; endurance of legends about, 72; framework for biography of, 69—70; and German sources, 58; greeting ceremony for, 65—66; importance of family relationships to, x; judicial records of, 60—61; and official grounds for divorce, 76n58; and Protestantism, 57; Warnicke's reasons for studying, 66, 67, 70—71
Anne of Denmark, 64
annulments, 59—61, 69
Anthony, Susan B., 68
archives, Tudor, 58—63
Aristotle, 105
Ars Poetica (Horace), 104, 105
art historians, 105
art history, 103, 104
arts, definition of, 104
as in painting, so in poetry. See ut pictura poesis
August, Karl, Duke of Saxe-Weimar, 140
autobiographies, 1—2, 120—21, 124—26
Axson, Stockton, 92, 96
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 99
Baker, Josephine, 124, 125
Baker, Ray Stannard, 91—94
Barthes, Roland, 105, 107, 127n5, 127n6
Barzun, Jacques, 19
Battle of Little Big Horn (1876), 8
Beard, Charles, 82
Bei Dao, 31
Beijing Review, 29—30
Beiträge zur Optik (Goethe), 140
Bell, Daniel, 89
Bellamy, Edward, 95
Berry, Kathleen, 68
Betzinez, Jason, 16
biographers: approaches of, 70—71; comparisons by, 94—100; conversations with subjects, 90—94; empathy of, x—xi; and neglect of images, 105; selection of subjects, 80—90; subaltern, 126
Biographia literaria (Coleridge), 139
biography: opinions about field, 55; popularity of, ix—x, 74n11; self- censorship in black, 124—26; value of, 13
Birth of a Nation, 84
black studies, 103
Blake, Eubie, 124
Blum, John Morton, 90
Bogue, Allan, 18—19
Böhmer, Auguste, xii—xiii, 133—34, 141, 144—46, 148
Böhmer, Georg, 141

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