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Sarah Orne Jewett Biography

Sarah Orne Jewett Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909) was an American author born in South Berwick, Maine, on the 3rd of September 1849. She was a daughter of the physician Theodore H. Jewett (1815-1878), by whom she was greatly influenced, and … Continue reading

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The Man with the Muck Rake

“The Man with the Muck Rake” is a memorable speech given by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906. In it, he encourages journalists to pursue honest reporting and avoid sensationalism. Subheads have been added for easier scanning, and there is a … Continue reading

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Anne Bradstreet Biography

First American poet Anne Dudley Bradstreet (1612 – 1672) was the first writer to be published in England’s North American colonies. Her book, The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America, was also published in London in 1650, making Anne the first … Continue reading

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Common Sense by Thomas Paine

COMMON SENSE addressed to the INHABITANTS of AMERICA, On the following interesting SUBJECTS —Of the Origin and Design of Government in general, with concise Remarks on the English Constitution. —Of Monarchy and Hereditary Succession —Thoughts on the present State of … Continue reading

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Robert Frost Resources

Robert Frost Resources Robert Lee Frost (1874 – 1963) was a highly-regarded American poet known for realistic depictions of New England rural life as well as his use of American colloquial speech. His work used homespun themes to explore complex philosophical ideas. Frost … Continue reading

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Mark Twain Bio 1911 EB

Mark Twain Biography Family and boyhood Western travels Marriage and other adventures Money troubles End of life Writing style Other resources Family and boyhood The American author Mark Twain, the nom de plume of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), was born … Continue reading

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“Opportunity” by Edward R. Sill (1841-1887)

This I beheld, or dreamed it in a dream:– There spread a cloud of dust along a plain; And underneath the cloud, or in it, raged A furious battle, and men yelled, and swords Shocked upon swords and shields. A … Continue reading

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