Nineteenth-Century American Children & What They Read

Voices from Nineteenth-Century America

General subject index

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Also see annotated bibliographies on various subjects, including 19th-century children, their books, and social history; works by Jacob Abbott; and works on and by Samuel Griswold Goodrich

ART, ARTWORK, & ARTISTS

ROGERS GROUPS; JOHN ROGERS (artist)
AMATEUR ART

ASTRONOMY; ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS

IN POETRY
AURORA BOREALIS; NORTHERN LIGHTS
MOON
IN LITERATURE
COMETS
DONATI’S COMET; COMET DONATI
HALLEY’S COMET; COMET HALLEY
METEORS; LEONIDS

APPAREL

CLOTHING
CLOTHING OF GIRLS
CLOTHING IN LITERATURE
MAKING CLOTHING
KNITTING
SEWING
SEWING IMPLEMENTS: STRAIGHT PIN
WEAVING; HOMESPUN
JEWELRY
IN LITERATURE

CONCEPTS

DEFINING BEAUTY
DEVELOPMENT OF CIVILIZATION
COMMUNITY; COMMUNITIES; COMPUTERS & CYBERCOMMUNITIES
COUNTRY LIFE & CITY LIFE; RURAL LIFE & URBAN LIFE
FREEDOM
WAR
MILITARY LIFE; SOLDIERS; ARMY
  • The Mameluke,” by Grenville Mellen, in The Token (1835)
  • The Brothers,” by Lydia H. Sigourney, in The Pearl (1837)

CRIME

CRYPTOZOOLOGY

ECONOMICS

BAD USE OF MONEY
GOOD USE OF MONEY
PAYING WHAT IS OWED
POVERTY & THE POOR
WEALTH
IMPERMANENCE OF WEALTH

EDUCATION; SCHOOLS; SCHOOL LIFE

IN LITERATURE
IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION
EDUCATION OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS
EDUCATION OF THE HEARING IMPAIRED
EDUCATION OF NATIVE-AMERICANS
SUBJECTS STUDIED
MATHEMATICS
IN LITERATURE
SPELLING
STUDYING
IMPORTANCE OF STUDYING
TEACHERS

ELVES

ETIQUETTE

FEELINGS

ANTICIPATION
FRIENDS; FRIENDSHIP
FALSE FRIENDS
  • To a Lady,” by R., in The Token (1836)
PEER PRESSURE
LOVE & ROMANCE

FIREWORKS

FLOWERS

FORTUNE TELLING

GARDENING

GENDER

FEMALE; GIRLS & WOMEN

IN LITERATURE
GIRLS, EDUCATION OF
IN LITERATURE
MOTHERS & MOTHERHOOD
SUFFRAGE; WOMEN’S RIGHTS

MALE; BOYS & MEN

GHOSTS

GIFTS; GIFT-GIVING

GOVERNMENT; POLITICS

POLITICAL POWER

GUNS

HOLIDAYS; LEISURE ACTIVITIES; TOYS & GAMES

HOLIDAYS

NEW YEAR’S DAY, also see NEW YEAR’S ADDRESSES
MAY DAY; MAY QUEEN
AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY
THANKSGIVING
CHRISTMAS
CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS
TWELFTH DAY

RIDDLES & PUZZLES & GAMES & SPORTS; PASTTIMES & PLAY

GAMBLING
GAMES
SEASONAL GAMES & ACTIVITIES
ARCHERY
BASEBALL
BIRCH-SWINGING
BLIND MAN’S BUFF; BLIND MAN’S BLUFF
CHESS
CRICKET
FISHING
FOOTBALL
HOOPS
HOPSCOTCH
HUNT THE SLIPPER
ICE SKATING
JUGGLING
JUMPING ROPE
KITES
MARBLES
SHUTTLECOCK
SWIMMING
SWINGING
THREAD THE NEEDLE
TOYS
BOATS
DOLLS
JACK STRAWS; JACK-STRAWS
SLEDS
WHISTLES

SOCIAL EVENTS; PARTIES

DANCING

HOUSEHOLD MATTERS

FURNISHINGS; FURNITURE
MINNESOTA FARMHOUSE
  • chapter 3-6, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
HOUSEWORK
COOKING: FOOD; RECIPES

HUMOROUS PIECES

JOBS; PROFESSIONS; WORKING

BLACKSMITH; BLACKSMITHING
  • Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: Up the River, by Jacob Abbott (1860)
CHIMNEY SWEEP
EXPLORER; EXPLORING
FACTORY WORKER
FARMER; FARMING
IN MINNESOTA
  • chapter 3-6, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
LETTER CARRIER; POSTAL WORKER
  • Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: Up the River, by Jacob Abbott (1860)
PEDDLER
PRINTER; PRINTING; BINDER
SHOE-SHINE
SAILOR
TRAPPER

LIFE STAGES

STAGES OF LIFE

CHILDREN; CHILDHOOD

IN LITERATURE
CHILDREN IN PRISON
LOST CHILDREN; KIDNAPPED CHILDREN
NEGLECTED CHILDREN
SLAVE CHILDREN
IN LITERATURE
WORKING CHILDREN
IN LITERATURE
ADULT ATTITUDES TOWARD CHILDREN
“HURRIED CHILDREN”; CHILDREN GROWING UP TOO SOON; PRECOCITY
CHILD-REARING
DISCIPLINING (also see under “OBEDIENCE”)

YOUTH

COURTSHIP, MARRIAGE & MARRIED LIFE

FAMILIES & FAMILY LIFE

RESPECT FOR PARENTS
SIBLINGS
ORPHANS
IN LITERATURE
ADOPTION

DEATH

HEAVEN; AFTER-LIFE

MEDICINE & MEDICAL PROCEDURES; HEALTH

DISEASES
CONSUMPTION
DISABILITY; DISABLED CHILD
AMPUTATION; AMPUTEE
BLINDNESS
IN LITERATURE
DEAFNESS; HEARING-IMPAIRED
DEAF SLAVE
  • chapter 11, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
MENTAL DISABILITY
MENTAL HEALTH
  • Monody,” by Lydia Sigourney, in The Token (1835)
HEALTH, IMPORTANCE OF
IN LITERATURE
  • The Haunted Quack,” by Nathaniel Hawthorne; as Joseph Nicholson, in The Token (1831)

MUSIC; SONGS

“YANKEE DOODLE”
BY STEPHEN FOSTER: “OLD UNCLE NED”; “THE OLD FOLKS AT HOME”

NATURAL HISTORY

KINDNESS TO ANIMALS
GEOLOGY; PALEONTOLOGY; PREHISTORY; PREHISTORIC CREATURES; DINOSAURS
PLANTS
ANIMALS
ANTELOPE
BEAR; POLAR BEAR
BUFFALO
CAT; KITTEN
CROCODILE; ALLIGATOR
DOG
ELEPHANT
FOX
FROG
HORSE
HYENA
JAGUAR
RACCOON
RHINOCEROS
SNAKE
SQUIRREL
TIGER
TURTLE
BIRDS
CROW
BALD EAGLE; OLD ABE; WAR EAGLE
DOVE; PIGEON
OWL
ROBIN
SWALLOW
VULTURE

NIGHT

IN LITERATURE

PEOPLE

IN GENERAL:

AFRICANS & AFRICAN-AMERICANS
EDUCATION OF
SLAVERY
IN WASHINGTON, DC
ABOLITION; ABOLITIONIST
CHARLES BALL
  • “Charles Ball’s Mother,” “The Mother and Babe,” “A Slave’s Cabin,” & “A Slave’s Dream,” in The Slave’s Friend (1837?, #16)
SARAH M. GRIMKÉ; ANGELINA E. GRIMKÉ; JOSEPH HORACE KIMBALL
WILLIAM KNIBB
GEORGE THOMPSON
HENRY C. WRIGHT; HENRY CLARKE WRIGHT
NATIONAL FREEDMAN’S RELIEF ASSOCIATION
FREEDMEN; FORMER SLAVES; CIVIL WAR VETERAN
ELDERLY PEOPLE
GRANDPARENTS
HUGUENOTS
LEFT-HANDED PEOPLE
MORAVIANS
NATIVE AMERICANS
IN LITERATURE
IN MINNESOTA
  • chapter 6, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
EDUCATION OF
CHEROKEE
CHIPPEWA; OJIBWE; OJIBWA; ANISHINAABE
DAKOTA; LAKOTA
IN LITERATURE
INUIT
KICKAPOO
IN LITERATURE
MOHAWK
IN LITERATURE
MOHEGAN
IN LITERATURE
  • Fort Mystick,” by Lydia Sigourney, in The Token (1835)
OSAGE, OMAHA, MISSOURI
PENOBSCOT
PEQUOD
  • Fort Mystick,” by Lydia Sigourney, in The Token (1835)
SEMINOLE
SENECA
IN LITERATURE
PURITANS

INDIVIDUALS

FRANCIS ABBOT (eccentric)
JACOB ABBOTT (writer)
JOHN ADAMS (president)
SAMUEL ADAMS (patriot)
AESOP; AESOP’S FABLES
  • Aesop” (SL; 1836, #8)
ALEXANDER ANDERSON (wood engraver)
ANTONINUS PIUS
  • The Brothers,” by Lydia H. Sigourney, in The Pearl (1837)
GEORGE ATZERODT/GEORGE ATZEROTT (assassin)
CHARLES BALL (ex-slave & abolitionist)
  • “Charles Ball’s Mother,” “The Mother and Babe,” “A Slave’s Cabin,” & “A Slave’s Dream,” in The Slave’s Friend (1837?, #16)
JAMES N. BARKER (writer)
  • Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)
P. T. BARNUM; PHINEAS T. BARNUM (showman)
DELIGHT BENEDICT (Samuel Goodrich’s first teacher)
ROSALIE BENEDICT
SARAH BISHOP (Connecticut hermit)
JOHN WILKES BOOTH (actor & assassin)
AUGUSTA BOUJEY (ex-slave)
JOHN GARDINER CALKINS BRAINARD; J. G. C. BRAINARD (editor & poet)
ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING; ROBERT BROWNING (writer)
JACOB BURNET (Ohio judge)
GEORGE GORDON, LORD BYRON (writer)
CATHARINE, OF RUSSIA (empress)
BENVENUTO CELLINI (artist)
CHARLES, DUKE OF BOURBON
CHARLES XII, OF SWEDEN
  • The Brothers,” by Lydia H. Sigourney, in The Pearl (1837)
SETH WELLS CHENEY (writer; 1810-1856)
WILSON CHINN (ex-slave)
CLARK BROTHERS (writers)
  • Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)
BENJAMIN CLARKE FAMILY
HENRY CLAY (politician)
BAYLER COOLEY (ex-slave)
RICHARD H. DANA (writer)
  • Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)
LUCRETIA MARIA DAVIDSON (poet)
RUFUS DAWES (writer)
  • Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)
DOROTHEA DIX
ROSINA DOWNS (ex-slave)
CHARLES FERSON DURANT (balloonist)
MARY DYRE (Quaker minister)
  • Mary Dyre,” by Catharine Maria Sedgwick, in The Token (1831)
GOVERNOR ENDICOTT
EDWARD EVERETT (writer)
  • Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)
EUGENE H. FALES (Union soldier & New York publisher)
LORD EDWARD FITZGERALD (Irish patriot)
HENRY J. FINN (writer)
  • Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)
EDWARD H. FLETCHER (New York publisher)
EDWIN FORREST (actor)
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (statesman & scientist)
JOHN C. FREMONT (explorer & presidential candidate)
ROBERT FULTON (inventor)
IN LITERATURE
SAMUEL GRISWOLD GOODRICH (writer & editor)
W. M. GOODSMITH & CO. (merchant, Chicago, IL)
CATHARINE GUNTER (editor of Cherokee Rose Buds)
BENJAMIN F. HALLETT
MARY ANN HALLOCK FOOTE (artist)
DAVID HAROLD/DAVID HEROLD (assassin)
HARPER BROTHERS (publishing house)
WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON (president)
CASPAR HAUSER (mystery)
CATHERINE ELIZABETH HAVENS (diarist); RENSSELAER HAVENS (merchant)
MRS. EZEKIEL C. HAWKINS
NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE (writer)
NANCY E. HICKS (editor of Cherokee Rose Buds)
ALFRED HILL (drowning victim)
JAMES A. HILLHOUSE (poet)
WINSLOW HOMER (artist)
WILLIAM J. HOWLAND; WILLIAM HOWLAND (wood engraver)
REBECCA HUGER (ex-slave)
JOHN DUNN HUNTER (warrior & writer)
ANNA MARIA HYDE (poet)
THOMAS JEFFERSON
JOAN OF ARC
  • Joan of Arc,” by Frances E. I. Calderon de la Barca, in The Token (1833)
MARY JOHNSON (ex-slave)
ELISHA KENT KANE (explorer)
OLIVER KENDALL, JR (editor)
WILLIAM KNIBB (abolitionist)
THADDEUS KOSCIUSKO; TADEUSZ KOSCIUSKO (patriot)
LAJOS KOSSUTH (Hungarian patriot)
  • “Kossuth’s Address to America” & “Song—The Magyar Chief,” in Buds, Blossoms, and Leaves, by “Eulalie” (Mary Eulalie Fee Shannon) (1854)
MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE
  • The Bald Eagle,” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, in The Token (1833)
ELI HARRISON LEE (penman)
WILLIAM LEGGETT (writer)
  • Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)
ALONZO LEWIS (writer)
  • Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)
ABRAHAM LINCOLN (president)
NANCY HANKS LINCOLN (mother of Abraham Lincoln)
“TAD” LINCOLN (son of Abraham Lincoln)
WILLIE LINCOLN (son of Abraham Lincoln)
JENNY LIND (singer)
HORATIO PHINEAS LOVEJOY; HORATIO P. LOVEJOY; AMELIA L. LOVEJOY; SOPHRONIA GEORGE (Illinoisans)
GEORGE LUNT (writer)
  • Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)
WILLIAM MACREADY (actor)
JAMES MADISON (president)
JOHN C. MCCALL (writer)
  • Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)
JAMES MCHENRY (writer)
  • Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)
ISAAC MCLELLAN (writer)
  • Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)
MEH SHWAY-EE
GRENVILLE MELLEN (writer)
  • Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)
METACOM; KING PHILIP (leader)
JOSEPH MOODY (minister)
CLEMENT CLARKE MOORE (writer)
SAMUEL MORSE (inventor)
GEORGE P. MORRIS (writer)
  • Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)
JOHN S. MOSBY (Confederacy)
JOHN NEAL (writer)
  • Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)
MARY A. NEWELL (letter writer)
OLD ABE (Union eagle mascot, Company C, 8th Wisconsin)
ADELBERT OLDER (Union soldier & poet)
“OLIVER OPTIC” (William T. Adams; writer)
ALEXIS ORLOFF; ALEXEI ORLOV
MARGARET FULLER OSSOLI (philosopher)
JOHN HOWARD PAINE (composer); “HOME SWEET HOME”
WILLIAM PATTERSON (of Easton, PA)
REVEREND PAUL (African-American minister)
JAMES K. PAULDING (writer)
  • Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)
WILLIAM B. O. PEABODY (writer)
  • Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)
JAMES G. PERCIVAL (writer)
ELIZA CAROLINE K. PIATT (penwoman)
HENRY PICKERING (writer)
  • Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)
JOHN PIERPONT (writer)
  • Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)
POCAHONTAS (ambassador)
LEWIS PAINE POWELL/LEWIS PAYNE POWELL/LEWIS POWELL (assassin)
GEORGE DENISON PRENTICE (writer)
  • Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)
RAPHAEL (artist)
BUCHANAN READ
STEPHEN RICKS (d. 1832; of Shelter for Colored Orphans, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
JAMES OTIS ROCKWELL (writer)
  • Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)
JOHN ROGERS (artist)
SAMOSET
PICTURED
HENRY SHELTON SANFORD
HENRY SCOTT (ex-slave)
LYDIA HUNTLEY SIGOURNEY (writer)
S. R. SMITH (Ohio poet)
CHARLES SPRAGUE (writer)
  • Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)
HENRY MORTON STANLEY & DAVID LIVINGSTONE (explorers)
JOHN N. STEARNS; JOHN NEWTON STEARNS (editor)
MARY STUART; MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS (ruler)
MRS. SURRATT; MARY SURRATT (conspirator in assassination of Abraham Lincoln)
PEYTON SHORT SYMMES (Ohio lawyer)
PRINCESS TARAKANOVA
CHARLES TAYLOR (ex-slave)
JAMES D. TAYLOR (gold-miner)
TECUMSEH (statesman)
GEORGE THOMPSON (abolitionist)
HENRY DAVID THOREAU (philosopher)
FRANCES TROLLOPE (writer)
SARAH TUTTLE (scrapbook artist)
AUGUSTUS VERHOOF (Polish clergyman)
MINERVA WALDEN (dying child)
LEW WALLACE (writer)
ROBERT WALSH (writer)
  • Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)
MARY WALTON (Shelter for Colored Orphans, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
HENRY WARE, JR. (writer)
  • Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)
GEORGE WASHINGTON (president); MOUNT VERNON
DANIEL WEBSTER (politician)
PROSPER M. WETMORE (writer)
  • Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)
JOHN A. WHIPPLE (astronomer)
ISAAC WHITE (ex-slave)
ROBERT WHITEhead (ex-slave)
JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER (writer)
  • Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)
N. P. WILLIS; NATHANIEL PARKER WILLIS (writer)
SATIRIZED
FRANCIS C. WOODWORTH (editor)
SAMUEL WOODWORTH (writer)
  • Truth, by William J. Snelling (1831 & 1832)
JOHN WOOLMAN (abolitionist)

LITERARY CHARACTERS; CHARACTERS IN FICTION; CHARACTERS IN LITERATURE

PETER PARLEY (storyteller)
REYNARD THE FOX
ST. NICHOLAS; SANTA CLAUS; KRISS-KRINGLE
“FELIX SUMMERLY” (writer)

PHILOSOPHY

PHRENOLOGY; PHRENOLOGIST

PLACES

GEOGRAPHY
OCEAN
GEOGRAPHY OF NORTH & SOUTH AMERICA
GEOGRAPHY OF ASIA
GEOGRAPHY OF EGYPT
GEOGRAPHY OF SIBERIA

AFRICA

EXPLOITATION OF
ASHANTEE “LEGEND”

BURMAH (now MYANMAR)

CANADA

FRANCE

FRENCH REVOLUTION

GREECE

ITALY

INDIA

POLAND

RUSSIA

SPAIN

TURKEY

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

SYMBOLS

AMERICAN FLAG; UNITED STATES FLAG; U. S. FLAG
LIBERTY BELL

EVENTS; AMERICAN HISTORY

IN GENERAL

CALIFORNIA GOLD-RUSH

FIRES

CHICAGO FIRE
MANISTEE FIRE (MICHIGAN)
NEW YORK CITY FIRE (1835)
PESHTIGO FIRE (WISCONSIN)

WARS

AMERICAN REVOLUTION
BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL
WAR OF 1812
U. S. WAR WITH SEMINOLE
CIVIL WAR; SECESSION
BATTLES; BATTLEFIELDS:
LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TENNESSEE
  • chapter 8, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
GUERILLA ACTIVITY, OHIO RIVER
  • chapter 7, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
LIBBY PRISON
MASSACHUSETTS, CIVIL WAR REGIMENT
NORTHWEST SANITARY FAIR
WISCONSIN, CIVIL WAR REGIMENT
RECONSTRUCTION
  • chapter 7-10, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)

GEOGRAPHY; REGIONS & REGIONALISM

EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER

CANALS
HOUSATONIC RIVER
LAKE SUPERIOR
IN LITERATURE
ALABAMA
ARKANSAS
CONNECTICUT
HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT
CHARTER OAK
NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT; SACHEM’S WOOD
NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT; FORT TRUMBULL
NORWICH, CONNECTICUT
YANTIC RIVER
WASHINGTON, DC; DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
  • chapter 11, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHURCH
  • chapter 11, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
GEORGIA
ILLINOIS
CHICAGO
  • chapter 1, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
WESTERN ENGRAVING CO., CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
LOUISIANA
MASSACHUSETTS
NEWPORT TOWER
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
BUNKER-HILL MONUMENT
CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS; WASHINGTON ELM
SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS
NEW YORK
GENESO; GREAT OAK OF GENESEO
MONTAUK POINT
NIAGARA FALLS; NIAGARA RIVER
NEW YORK, NEW YORK
BARNUM’S AMERICAN MUSEUM
CRYSTAL PALACE
DEPARTMENT STORE; TUTTLE’S DEPARTMENT STORE; W. N. STEVENS VARIETY STORE
STATEN ISLAND
UTICA, NEW YORK; TRENTON FALLS
OHIO
CINCINNATI, OHIO
COLUMBUS, OHIO
PENNSYLVANIA
CHESTER COUNTY
GETTYSBURG; BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG
  • chapter 11, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
  • Norwood, by Henry Ward Beecher (1868)
WYOMING VALLEY
NAZARETH, PENNSYLVANIA; BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
RHODE ISLAND
SOUTH CAROLINA
TENNESSEE
CHATTANOOGA
  • chapter 8, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
FORT SAUNDERS, & BATTLEFIELD
  • chapter 9, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
KNOXVILLE, & BATTLEFIELD
  • chapter 9, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN
  • chapter 8, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
MURFREESBORO
  • chapter 7, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
NASHVILLE
  • chapter 7, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
VIRGINIA
JAMESTOWN
MONTPELIER
WISCONSIN
  • chapter 1, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
MILWAUKEE
  • chapter 2, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)

WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER; TRANSMISSISSIPPI WEST

PRAIRIE
CALIFORNIA
INDIAN TERRITORY (now OKLAHOMA)
CHEROKEE FEMALE SEMINARY
KANSAS
MINNESOTA
  • chapter 3-6, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
FORT SNELLING
  • chapter 6, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
LAKE CALHOUN
  • chapter 6, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
MINNEHAHA FALLS
  • chapter 6, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
PRESCOTT, MINNESOTA
  • chapter 4, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
ST. ANTHONY; ST. ANTHONY FALLS, MINNESOTA
  • chapter 5, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA
  • chapter 5, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
UTAH

REGIONS & REGIONALISM

THE NORTH
NEW ENGLAND LIFE
“YANKEES”
THE SOUTH
THE WEST
  • chapter 9, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)

GOVERNMENT; POLITICS; POLITICAL SYSTEM

AMERICAN CONGRESS
AMERICAN POLITICS
AMERICAN PRESIDENT; PRESIDENCY
U. S. MAIL; AMERICAN POSTAL SYSTEM
  • Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: Up the River, by Jacob Abbott (1860)

IMMIGRATION; IMMIGRANTS

CHINESE IMMIGRATION; CHINESE IMMIGRANTS
IRISH IMMIGRATION; IRISH IMMIGRANTS
ITALIAN IMMIGRATION; ITALIAN IMMIGRANTS
SCANDINAVIAN IMMIGRATION; SCANDINAVIAN IMMIGRANTS
  • chapter 5, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)

RACE; RACISM

RACIAL EPITHETS

RELIGION

NATIVE AMERICAN

JUDEO-CHRISTIAN

CREATION OF THE WORLD
SAMSON
THE END OF THE WORLD
CHRISTIANITY
CHRISTIAN DEATH
CHRISTIANITY AS CONSOLATION
CHURCH SERVICE, PROTESTANT
GOD
PRAYER
REDEMPTION
CATHOLICISM; CATHOLICS
METHODISM; METHODISTS; METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
QUAKERS; SOCIETY OF FRIENDS
SHAKERS; UNITED SOCIETY OF BELIEVERS IN CHRIST’S SECOND APPEARING

REWARD OF MERIT

SCRAPBOOK

SLEEP & DREAMING

IN LITERATURE
  • Good Night,” by Samuel Goodrich (MM; Oct 1848)

SOCIAL CLASS

TECHNOLOGY

BALLOONS; BALLOON ASCENSION
BICYCLE; VELOCIPEDE; DANDY HORSE
DAGUERREOTYPES, DAGUERREOTYPING; PHOTOS, PHOTOGRAPHING, PHOTOGRAPHY
MATTHEW BRADY (daguerreotypist)
SEWING MACHINE
STEAM POWER
SUBWAY
TELEGRAPH
ATLANTIC TELEGRAPH

THEATER

TRAVELLING; TRANSPORTATION

RAILROAD; PACIFIC RAILROAD; RAIL TRAVEL
SHIPS; BOATS; SAILORS
SHIPWRECK
WHALING
BOATS (& BOYS)
STEAMBOATS
ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
  • chapter 2, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
ON THE OHIO RIVER
  • chapter 7, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
INDIVIDUAL SHIPS
USS CONSTELLATION; HMS GUERRIERE (ships)
RISING STATES (ship; whaler)
USS WASP; USS HORNET (ships)
ST. NICHOLAS (ship)

UMBRELLAS

ELECTRIC
IN LITERATURE

VALUES

MORAL VALUES; MORALS; MORALITY

VICES & VIRTUES

ADVENTUROUSNESS; RESTLESSNESS
ALCOHOL & TEMPERANCE
ANGER; WRATH
CHARITY; BENEVOLENCE; GENEROSITY
COURAGE; HEROES & HEROISM
CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
DELICACY
DILIGENCE, DUTY, & INDUSTRIOUSNESS
DISAPPOINTMENT; BEARING UP UNDER DISAPPOINTMENT
GUILT
HABITS
BAD HABITS
GOOD HABITS
HONESTY; TRUTHFULNESS; CHEATING
MODERATION & TEMPTATION
OBEDIENCE & DISOBEDIENCE
OPTIMISM
PATIENCE; PERSEVERANCE
PATRIOTISM
PRIDE; VANITY; SELF-CONFIDENCE; HUMILITY; MEEKNESS
SELF-DENIAL
THRIFT; FRUGALITY; MISERLINESS; GREED
TOBACCO-CHEWING; TOBACCO; SMOKING

SOCIAL VALUES

WEATHER & CLIMATE; SEASONS

BLIZZARDS
GALES; EQUINOCTIAL STORMS; HURRICANES

SEASONS

SEASONS AS METAPHOR FOR LIFE
AUTUMN
WINTER

WISHES; WISHING

  • Wishes,” by Anna Bache, in The Pearl (1837)

WORDS IN THE AIR: LANGUAGE & SPEECH PATTERNS

SIMILES
WORDS & WORDPLAY
ORATIONS & ORATORY; SPEECHES & SPEECH-MAKING

WORDS ON THE PAGE: READING, WRITING

BOOKS & READING

BOOKMARK
BOOKS; READERS; NOVELS; FICTION
IN LITERATURE
FRENCH NOVELS, INFLUENCE ON READERS

CREATION

THE ALPHABET
WRITING; HANDWRITING; CALLIGRAPHY
WRITING IMPLEMENTS
PENS & PEN-MAKING
PENCILS
WRITING; AUTHORSHIP
PLAGIARISM
RESEARCH, IMPORTANCE OF DOING ONE’S OWN
WRITERS
NON-PROFESSIONAL WRITERS
AT THIS SITE
PROFESSIONAL WRITERS
AT THIS SITE
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PUBLISHING; PRINTING; PUBLISHERS
FREDERICK GLEASON (publisher)
PAPER MAKING

TYPES OF WORKS

ADVERTISING & ADVERTISEMENTS
SYNERGY IN ADVERTISING
BIBLE
IN POETRY
BOOKS
ILLUSTRATIONS, EDITED BY OWNER
CHAPBOOKS
DIME NOVELS
FABLES
IN EDUCATION
GIFT ANNUALS; GIFT BOOKS; GIFT ALBUMS
NEW YEAR’S ADDRESSES
NURSERY RHYMES
PERIODICALS
IN GENERAL
INTRODUCTIONS
WRITING FOR; SUBMITTING TO
ILLUSTRATIONS
EDITED ILLUSTRATIONS
PREMIUMS
SUBSCRIBING
NEWSPAPER
POETRY
ROBINSONNADE
WORKS FOR YOUNG READERS

INDIVIDUAL WORKS

BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA (book by John James Audubon)
BLEAK HOUSE (novel by Charles Dickens)
CHEROKEE ROSE BUDS; WREATH OF CHEROKEE ROSE BUDS (amateur periodical)
FERN LEAVES FROM FANNY’S PORTFOLIO (book by “Fanny Fern”; Sara Willis Payson)
THE FOUNTAIN (book)
HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN (book by Sir Walter Scott)
“HIGGLETY, PIGGLETY POP!” (nursery rhyme by Samuel Griswold Goodrich)
ILLUSTRATED BALLADS OF NEW ENGLAND (book by John Greenleaf Whittier)
JUVENILE GAZETTE
THE LEGENDARY (gift book)
LITTLE LEAVES FOR LITTLE READERS
MARMION (book by Sir Walter Scott)
“ODE, ADDRESSED TO J. G. PERCIVAL, M. D.”
OUR YOUNG FOLKS
PARLEY’S MAGAZINE
THE PEARL; or, AFFECTION’S GIFT (gift book)
ROBERT MERRY’S MUSEUM & ROBERT MERRY
SLAVE’S FRIEND
THE SOLDIER’S ORPHAN; OR, HISTORY OF MARIA WEST (Mary Sherwood)
“SONG OF HIAWATHA” (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)
  • chapter 6, Wool-Gathering, by “Gail Hamilton” (Abigail Dodge) (1867)
THE TOKEN; THE TOKEN AND ATLANTIC SOUVENIR (gift book)
WALDEN (book by Henry David Thoreau)
WAVERLY NOVELS; WAVERLEY NOVELS (books by Sir Walter Scott)

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