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Higginson, Thomas Wentworth 1823-1911

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Works: 868 works in 2,620 publications in 1 language and 53,960 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Personal narratives  Poetry  Records and correspondence  Personal correspondence  Biographies  Diaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Composer, Author of introduction, Adapter, Attributed name, Former owner, Signer
Classifications: PS1541, 811.4
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Army life in a black regiment by Thomas Wentworth Higginson( Book )

82 editions published between 1869 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1862 military necessity enabled Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton to pry from a hesitant President Lincoln the authority to enlist black troops in the Union army. The pioneer regiment of ex-slaves was to secure the beachhead tenuously held at Beaufort, off the South Carolina coast. The commanding officer chosen for the First South Carolina Volunteers was Thomas Wentworth Higginson, a militant human rights activist, writer and lecturer, and former Unitarian minister. This text is Colonel Higginson's own account of his two years at Camp Saxton
The complete poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson( Book )

17 editions published between 1890 and 2006 in English and held by 1,612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here are 450 poems from the private collection of America's most cherished poet, including many difficult to find elsewhere
Margaret Fuller Ossoli by Thomas Wentworth Higginson( Book )

69 editions published between 1884 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1884 volume in the American Men of Letters series presents the biography of Margaret Fuller Ossoli, better known as Margaret Fuller, a proto-feminist and leading transcendentalist. Drawing on her letters and papers, Higginson takes pains to show her as a woman of action as well as intellect
Poems by Emily Dickinson( Book )

113 editions published between 1890 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected poems of Emily Dickinson
Discourses and Enchiridion by Epictetus( Book )

6 editions published in 1944 in English and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporaries by Thomas Wentworth Higginson( Book )

33 editions published between 1899 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Thomas Wentworth Higginson( Book )

23 editions published between 1902 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is described as being different from other biographies of Longfellow in its organization and use of additional content. Its three focuses include little-published correspondence between Longfellow and his first wife, information on his early academic years and a compilation of excerpts from some of his earliest work
Favorite poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black rebellion; a selection from Travellers and outlaws by Thomas Wentworth Higginson( Book )

16 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black Rebellion, a fascinating account of five slave insurrections, among them the story of the Maroons, escaped slaves in the West Indies and South America who successfully resisted larger British armies while living an independent existence for generations in the mountains and jungles of Jamaica and Surinam; of Gabriel Prosser, who recruited about 1,000 fellow slaves in 1800 to launch a rebellion throughout Virginia; of Denmark Vesey, an ex-slave, seaman, and artisan, fluent in several languages, who conspired in 1822 to kill the white citizens of Charleston, South Carolina
John Greenleaf Whittier by Thomas Wentworth Higginson( Book )

21 editions published between 1902 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Enchiridion by Epictetus( Book )

22 editions published between 1948 and 1997 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The teaching of Epictetus, briefly expressed, is, that man ought to be thankful to God for all things, and always content with that which happens, for what God chooses is better than what men can choose (iv. c. 7). The Discourses of Epictetus with the Encheiridion and Fragments were translated into English by the learned lady Mrs. Elizabeth Carter; who is said to have lived to the age of eighty-nine. The fourth edition (1807) contains the translator's last additions and alterations. There is an Introduction to this translation which contains a summary view of the Stoic philosophy for the purpose of explaining Epictetus; and also there are notes to the translation. The editor of this fourth edition says that "the Introduction and notes of the Christian translator of Epictetus are, in the estimation of most readers, not the least valuable parts of the work:" and he adds "this was also the opinion of the late Archbishop Seeker, who though he thought very highly of the Philosophy of Epictetus, considered the Introduction and notes as admirably calculated to prevent any mistake concerning it, as well as to amend and instruct the world." The Introduction is certainly useful, though it is not free from errors. I do not think that the notes are valuable. I have used some of them without any remarks; and I have used others and made some remarks on them where I thought that Mrs. Carter was mistaken in her opinion of the original text, or on other matters. The translation of Mrs. Carter is good; and perhaps no Englishman at that time would have made a better translation. I intended at first to revise Mrs. Carter's translation, and to correct any errors that I might discover. I had revised about half of it, when I found that I was not satisfied with my work; and I was advised by a learned friend to translate the whole myself. This was rather a great undertaking for an old man, who is now past seventy-six. I have however done the work with great care, and as well as I could. I have always compared my translation with the Latin version and with Mrs. Carter's; and I think that this is the best way of avoiding errors such as any translator may make. A man who has not attempted to translate a Greek or Latin author does not know the difficulty of the undertaking. That which may appear plain when he reads often becomes very difficult when he tries to express it in another language. It is true that Epictetus is generally intelligible; but the style or manner of the author, or we may say of Arrian, who attempted to produce what he heard, is sometimes made obscure by the continual use of questions and answers to them, and for other reasons"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Carlyle's laugh, and other surprises by Thomas Wentworth Higginson( Book )

11 editions published between 1909 and 1990 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cheerful yesterdays by Thomas Wentworth Higginson( Book )

21 editions published between 1897 and 1978 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1898 collection of the militant abolitionist's essays and sketches
Harvard memorial biographies by Thomas Wentworth Higginson( Book )

24 editions published between 1866 and 2000 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woman and her wishes. An essay by Thomas Wentworth Higginson( Book )

31 editions published between 1850 and 1996 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In response to arguments against education for women, Higginson argues for women's rights to equal access to higher education
Malbone : an Oldport romance. by Thomas Wentworth Higginson( Book )

51 editions published between 1869 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a man's life by Thomas Wentworth Higginson( Book )

16 editions published between 1905 and 2013 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters and journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, 1846-1906 by Thomas Wentworth Higginson( Book )

15 editions published between 1921 and 2013 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Negro spirituals by Thomas Wentworth Higginson( )

7 editions published between 1867 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helen Jackson by Thomas Wentworth Higginson( )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The complete poems of Emily Dickinson
Alternative Names
Higginson, T. W.

Higginson, T.W. 1823-1911

Higginson, T. W. (Thomas Wentworth), 1823-1911

Higginson, Thomas W.

Higginson, Thomas W. 1823-1911

Higginson, Thomas Wentworth 1823-1911

Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Storrow

Higginson Thomas Wentworth Storrow 1823-1911

Thomas Wentworth Higginson Amerikaans dichter (1823-1911)

Thomas Wentworth Higginson amerikansk poet

Thomas Wentworth Higginson politico e patriota statunitense

Thomas Wentworth Higginson Union United States Army officer

Thomas Wentworth Higginson US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Abolitionist

Wentworth Higginson, Thomas 1823-1911

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The complete poems of Emily DickinsonMargaret Fuller OssoliPoemsHenry Wadsworth LongfellowBlack rebellion; a selection from Travellers and outlawsJohn Greenleaf WhittierThe Enchiridion