Brinkley Textbook(Pages 320-326) 1. How was the work of James Fennimore Cooper the culmination of aneffort to produce a truly American literature? What did his worksuggest about the nation and its people? 2. Why was Whitman called “the poet of American democracy?” 3. Who were the transcendentalists? What was their philosophy and howdid they express it in literature? 4.
How did the transcendentalists attempt to apply their beliefs to theproblems of everyday life at Brook Farm? What was the result? 5. What other utopian schemes were put forth during this period? How didthey propose to reorder society to create a better way of life? 6. How did the utopian communities attempt to redefine the gender roles?Which communities were most active in their effort and what did theyaccomplish? 7. Who were the Mormons? What were their origins, what did they believe,and why did they end up in Utah?(Pages 326-334) 1.Order now
What gave rise to the crusade against drunkenness? What successes andfailures resulted from this movement’ efforts? 2. How did the efforts to produce a system of universal public educationreflect the spirit of the age? 3. How did the rise of feminism reflect not only the participation ofwomen in social crusades, but also a basic change in the nature of thefamily? 4. How did feminists benefit from their association with other reformmovements, most notably the abolitionists and at the same time sufferas a result?(Pages 334-341) 1. What was the anti-slavery position of William Lloyd Garrison? How didhe transform abolitionism into a new and dramatically differentphenomenon? 2.
What role did black abolitionists play in the movement? How did theirphilosophy compare with that of Garrison? 3. Why did many Northern whites oppose abolition? How did they show thisopposition? 4. What divisions existed within the abolitionist movement itself? 5. How did abolitionists attempt to arouse widespread public anger overslavery through the use of propaganda? What was the most significantwork to emerge from this effort? Why did it have such an impact?VocabularyAntebellum PeriodTemperance2nd Great AwakeningWCTURevivalismDorthea DixMillennialismThomas GallaudetMormonsHorace MannJoseph SmithMcGuffey ReadersTranscendentalistsSarah GrimkeRalph EmersonLucretia MottHenry David ThoreauElizabeth Cady StantonOn Civil Disobedience Susan B. AnthonyBrook FarmSeneca Falls ConventionUtopian SocietiesAmerican Colonization SocietyShakersAbolitionNew HarmonyWilliam Lloyd GarrisonOneidaThe LiberatorHudson River School of Art Gradual v. Immediate EmancipationWashington IrvingFrederick DouglassJames Fennimore CooperHarriet TubmanNathaniel HawthorneSojourner TruthSylvester GrahamAmelia BloomerBurned Over District PhrenologyCircuit Riders Walt Whitman