ATQ (The American Transcendental Quarterly)

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

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 1, March

Campaigning for the Literary Marketplace: Nathaniel Hawthorne, David Bartlett, and the Life of Franklin Pierce
Since the 1824 presidential race, campaign biographies have constituted a distinct genre of American biographical literature. Awakened by the emerging power of a mass electorate, presidential candidates sought innovative strategies for delivering themselves...
Capital Sentiment: Fanny Fern's Transformation of the Gentleman Publisher's Code
Fanny Fern's meteoric rise to fame occurred during a crucial stage in the development of capitalism in America. The changing market conditions that met with seismic ideological shifts regarding work and gender are at the heart of Fern's writing. Fern...
Harriot F. Curtis: Worker, Author, Editor
Harriot F. Curtis (1813-89) may be familiar to some readers as an editor of the factory women's periodical, the Lowell Offering, published in Lowell, Massachusetts, from 1840 to 1845, to which she also contributed much fiction and nonfiction. This...
Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years a Fairy Godmother: Dressmaking as Self-Making in Elizabeth Keckley's Autobiography
My clothes may express the dressmaker, but they don't express me.--Henry James, Portrait of a Lady (183) In this epigraph from Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady, Isabel Archer argues with Madame Merle about whether or not clothing expresses the...
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