ATQ (The American Transcendental Quarterly)

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

Articles from Vol. 13, No. 1, March

A Passage through "Indians": Masculinity and Violence in Francis Parkman's "The Oregon Trail"
Francis Parkman's The Oregon Trail of 1849 is justly regarded as a particularly detailed, if highly selective, account of life "on the frontier. But what frontier is Parkman, the narrating "I" in this text, actually exploring? This narrative can be...
Awakened Men in Kate Chopin's Creole Stories
Much has been written about Kate Chopin's defiant women. Not only Edna Pontellier, the rebellious heroine in The Awakening, but also the independent-minded women in her Creole stories have received extensive commentary. However, very little has been...
Hawthorne's "Waking Reality"
"The Wives of the Dead" first appeared in the Token for 1832, alongside "My Kinsman, Major Molineaux," "Roger Malvin's Burial," and "The Gentle Boy." The tale remained an orphan for some twenty years -- until the appearance of The Snow-Image, the last...
The Trouble with Douglass's Body
In his oratorical appearances on behalf of the New England abolition movement and then of the larger cause of African-American equality, Frederick Douglass found himself judged according to a set of conventions that valued his body as a visual delight....
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