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(1907), a “comedy of to‐day” by Augustin Daly. [Daly's Theatre, 49 perf.] Portrait of a Lady, picture #728 at the annual Academy exhibition, so lovingly depicts a beautiful woman ...

KNEELAND, Abner

KNEELAND, Abner (1774–1844)   Reference library

John R. Shook

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... (Boston, 1820). Commager, Henry Steele . “ The Blasphemy of Abner Kneeland ,” New England Quarterly 8 (March 1935): 29–41. Repr. in Commager, The Search for a Usable Past, and other essays in Historiography (New York, 1967). French, Roderick S. “ Liberation from Man and God in Boston: Abner Kneeland’s Free-Thought Campaign, 1830–1839 ,” American Quarterly 32 (1980): 202–21. Gallaher, Ruth A. “ Abner Kneeland: Pioneer Pantheist ,” Palimpsest 20 (1939): 209–25. Grasso, Christopher . “ Skepticism and American Faith: Infidels, Converts, and Religious...

DICKSON, Samuel Henry

DICKSON, Samuel Henry (1798–1872)   Reference library

Eric v.d. Luft

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...College , vol. 6 (New Haven, Conn., 1912), 641–7. Kelly, Howard A. , and Walter L. Burrage , ed. Dictionary of American Medical Biography (New York, 1928), 327–8. Norwood, William F. Medical Education in the United States Before the Civil War (Philadelphia, 1944). Radbill, Samuel X. “ Samuel Henry Dickson: Pioneer Southern Medical Educator, ” Annals of Medical History 3rd series 4 (1942): 382–9. Waring, Joseph I. “ Samuel Henry Dickson (1798–1872) ,” Journal of Medical Education 35 (1960): 421–8. Eric v.d....

DANA, Alexander Hamilton

DANA, Alexander Hamilton (1807–1887)   Reference library

Mary E. Hitchcock

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...Evangelist (8 January 1880). “ Data of Ethics by Herbert Spencer,” New York Evangelist (22 March 1883). “The Census of 1880,” New York Evangelist (14 June 1883). “Force and Matter,” New York Evangelist (7 February 1884). “Ralph Waldo Emerson,” New York Evangelist (6 March 1884). “Union Schools,” New York Evangelist (30 July 1885). Further Reading Appletons’ Cycl Amer Bio Anon. “Obituary,” New York Times (28 April 1887). Anon. Reviews of Ethical and Physiological Inquiries : New York Evangelist (13 March 1861); The Independent (20 March 1861);...

STEARNS, John

STEARNS, John (1770–1848)   Reference library

Mary M. Manning

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...his part … led to skepticism, and have furnished Hume and other skeptics with arguments in favor of the absurdities of the ideal system, to the total exclusion of the existence of matter” (8). He cites several metaphysicians and empiricist philosophers, sometimes erroneously, as believing in innate ideas, or first principles, without being able to account for their origin (20–21). He accounts for the origin of these ideas in his own thought by arguing for “the distinctive existence of the soul, and that it possess all the intellectual, moral and religious...

STORY, Joseph

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Brian E. Butler

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...Kent, Story) ,” American Journal of Comparative Law 8 (1959): 201–14. Nadalmann, Kurt H. “ Joseph Story’s Contribution to American Conflict Law: A Comment ,” American Journal of Legal History 4 (1961): 230–53. Nadelmann, Kurt H. “ Joseph Story’s Sketch of American Law ,” American Journal of Comparative Law 3 (1954): 3–8. Newmyer, R. Kent . Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story (Chapel Hill, N.C., 1985). Pound, Roscoe . “ The Decadence of Equity ,” Columbia Law Review 5 (1905): 20–35. Pound, Roscoe . “ The Place of Judge Story in the Making of...

CONOVER, Samuel Forman

CONOVER, Samuel Forman (1762–1824)   Reference library

Mary M. Manning

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...of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, which was then a typical honor for the most prominent practitioners in the city, especially those who had received their medical degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. Yet he was active in the American Philosophical Society. On 20 June 1806 he read before the society “An Essay on the Vermilion Colour of the Blood, and on the Different Colours of the Metallic Oxides with an Application of these Principles to the Arts” and was elected a member on 17 October 1806 . He died in Philadelphia early in 1824 . The...

GAY, Ebenezer

GAY, Ebenezer (1696–1787)   Reference library

Stephen A. Wilson

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..., 10), Gay emphasized the fittedness of our natural intellectual and moral abilities to the appreciation of the structure and purpose of the cosmos ( 1759 , 7). While it may be the content of the “Revelation of God” which “affords the chief Assistance to our knowing and doing of” our various duties toward God and fellow humans, Gay insists that they “yet … belong to the Religion of Nature” as well ( 1759 , 8). In a move highly reminiscent of Bishop Joseph Butler ’s 1736 Analogy of Religion , what Gay argues we are reading when we understand the “Characters of...

BECK, Theodric Romeyn

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Eli A. Braun

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...Medical and Physical Journal 7 (1828): 492–518. Annual Address Delivered before the Medical Society of the State of New York, February 6, 1828 (Albany, N.Y., 1828), discussing medical evidence and testimony in courts, reprinted in Transactions of the Medical Society of the State of New-York (Albany, N.Y., 1828): 41–63. “ An Account of Some of the Lunatic Asylums in the United States ,” New-York Medical and Physical Journal 7 (1828): 186–206, and “Supplement to the Account of Some of the Lunatic Asylums of the United States,” 7 (1828): 251–54. “...

BARTLETT, Elisha

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Eric v.d. Luft

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...can affect this force. 4. We can determine what these similar powers would be for each case. 5. To remove the symptoms is to cure the disease. 6. Remedies could be either like or unlike the disease. 7. Remedies unlike the disease are either ineffective or harmful; only remedies like the disease can act suitably upon the vital force to cure the disease. 8. The strength of the proper remedy is determined by the strength of the disease, and must be just a little bit stronger. 9. No disease can be cured by any remedy that does not cause symptoms which resemble...

CALHOUN, John Caldwell

CALHOUN, John Caldwell (1782–1850)   Reference library

Brian E. Butler

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...Studies 16 (2002): 3–33. Hammond, J. H. An Oration on the Life, Character and Services of John Caldwell Calhoun (Charleston, S.C., 1850). Harp, Gillis J. “ Taylor, Calhoun, and the Decline of a Theory of Political Disharmony ,” Journal of the History of Ideas 46 (1985): 107–20. Harris, J. William . “ Last of The Classical Republicans: An Interpretation of John C. Calhoun ,” Civil War History 30 (1984): 255–67. Heckscher, Gunnar . “ Calhoun’s Idea of ‘Concurrent Majority’ and the Constitutional Theory of Hegel ,” American Political Science Review 33...

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