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1783-1815: The Arts

1783-1815: Chapter Two: The Arts

by EILEEN KA-MAY CHENG

CONTENTS

CHRONOLOGY 26

OVERVIEW 38

TOPICS IN THE NEWS

Architecture: Classical Revival 40

Architecture: The National Capitol 41

Architecture: Federal Style 42

Art: American Portraiture 43

An African American Painter 43

Art: Houdons Sculpture of Washington 45

Art: The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts 46

Drama: Morality and the Theater 47

Drama: The Emergence of American Theater 49

Jonathan Visits the Theater 49

Fiction: The First American Novel 50

Fiction: Women and the Novel 51

Historical Writing: Documenting the New Nation 52

Historical Writing: The Washington Myth 53

Washingtons Cherry Tree 53

Literature and the Monthly Anthology 54

Music: The Indigenous Idiom 55

Music: The Movement for Reform 56

Music: Musical Societies 57

Music: Patriotic Songs 58

Adams & Liberty 58

Poetry: The Connecticut Wits 59

Poetry: The Quest for an American Epic 61

HEADLINE MAKERS

Hugh Henry Brackenridge 62

Charles Brockden Brown 63

William Dunlap 64

Charles Willson Peale 65

Susanna Haswell Rowson 66

John Trumbull 66

Mercy Otis Warren 67

PUBLICATIONS 68

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