Chapter 7

America in Conflict: 1830–1865

William Cullen Bryant, Thanatopsis

Thomas Cole, View from Mt. Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm – The Oxbow (painting)

Nathaniel Hawthorne, My Kinsman, Major Molineux

Edgar Allan Poe, The Fall of the House of Usher

Ralph Waldo Emerson, from Self-Reliance

Margaret Fuller, from Woman in the Nineteenth Century

Frederick Douglass, from Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself

Sojourner Truth, Ain’t I a Woman?

Harriet Beecher Stowe, from Uncle Tom’s Cabin, or Life among the Lowly

Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Auction Block Monument (photograph)

Herman Melville, from Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

William Stafford, At the Un-National Monument along the Canadian Border

Chief Seattle, Message to President Franklin Pierce

Walt Whitman, There Was a Child Went Forth; O Captain! My Captain!; Crossing Brooklyn Ferry

Jefferson Davis, Inaugural Address

Anonymous, No More Auction Block for Me or, Many Thousands Gone

Harriet Jacobs, from Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself

Alexander Gardner, Confederate Dead before the Dunker Church (photograph)

Timothy O’Sullivan, A Harvest of Death (photograph)

Supervisory Committee for Recruiting Colored Regiments, Come and Join Us Brothers (advertisement)

Conversation | Abraham Lincoln: The Great Emancipator

Conversation | John Brown: Patriot or Terrorist?

Conversation | The Legacy of Henry David Thoreau