ATQ (The American Transcendental Quarterly)

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

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 3, September

At the Frontier of Precision and Persuasion: The Convergence of Natural Philosophy and National Philosophy in John C. Fremont's 1842, 1843-44 Report and Map
John C. Fremont introduces his 1842, 1843-44 Report and Map with a "Notice to the Reader" which raises immediately a number of issues critical to understanding how American expansionism presents exploration in the American West as a romantic yet wholly...
Introduction
In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark expedition, on 6 November 2003 the United States Mint released one of two new versions of the nickel. The reverse side of the first version of the nickel displays the image of the Jefferson...
"Singularly Placed in Scenes So Cultivated": The Frontier, the Myth of Westward Progress, and a Backwoods in the Mountain South
Charles Fenno Hoffman, traveling eastward in the early 1830s after having spent a winter across the Appalachian Mountains in the West, was pleased to find "indications of a populous and long-settled country" near Charlottesville, Virginia (310). He...
"The Ruin of a Bygone Geological Empire": Clarence King and the Place of the Primitive in the Evolution of American Identity
Men are born either catastrophists or uniformitarians. You may divide the human race into imaginative people who believe in all sorts of impending crises ... and others who anchor their very souls to the status quo. Clarence King, "Catastrophism...
West of Winthrop: Landscape and Language in the Washington Territory
He was born in New Haven, Connecticut, twenty-four years before his six-month tour of the West commenced. He traced a family line on his father's side to John Winthrop, first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. On his mother's side, he claimed...