ATQ (The American Transcendental Quarterly)

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

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 4, December

Aesthetic Power: Electric Words and the Example of Frederick Douglass
In his 1845 Narrative, Frederick Douglass speaks of a slave's argument for freedom in The Columbian Orator as giving "tongue to interesting thoughts of my own soul, which had frequently flashed through my mind, and died away for want of utterance"...
Frames More Valuable Than the Pictures Themselves: Fiction and Journalism in Hawthorne's the Story Teller
When Captain Joseph White of Salem was murdered on the night of 6 April 1830, the crime set off a narrative of sensationalism and intrigue in New England newspapers that lasted for months. (1) Among the countless Salemites and New Englanders following...
Republican Pleasures: Emerson's "Circles," Oratory, and the Log Cabin Campaign
In recent decades of Emerson scholarship, there have been primarily two ways of situating the political orientation of Emerson's writing: the first, and most widely held, proclaims Emerson's status as an architect of democratic individualism. Generally...
The Minstrel in the Parlor: Nineteenth-Century Sheet Music and the Domestication of Blackface Minstrelsy
The evolution of sheet music in nineteenth-century America positions the medium at rich intersections of popular culture, national identity, public and private space, and consumerism. As a popular culture medium, nineteenth-century sheet music expresses...
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