1860s American Literature

This is part of Diane's American Literature Course Series This is a good time of year for the load to lighten a bit.  Not knowing for sure what kind of progress we might be able to make through the list, I couldn’t have planned it this way, but our 1860s selections have fallen quite nicely between Thanksgiving … Continue reading 1860s American Literature

The Song of Hiawatha

This is part of Diane's American Literature Course Series My grandpa was born in 1906.  He went to school in the ancient days of America when memorization was considered a good way to, well, remember things.  When I was a child, he could still recite large chunks of Longfellow’s Evangeline.  I believe I first heard from him, … Continue reading The Song of Hiawatha

Uncle Tom’s Cabin Essays

These essays are a Uncle Tom's Cabin assignment from Diane's American Literature Course. Uncle Tom’s Cabin Essays Humaneness   Can you judge the heart, or humaneness, of a man by his treatment of others?  Harriet Beecher Stowe in her book, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, reveals the humaneness, or lack thereof, of southern whites towards black slaves.  Do the … Continue reading Uncle Tom’s Cabin Essays