Introduction Chapter 1 Autobiographers and Diarists Thomas De Quincey, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Benjamin Franklin, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl John Henry Newman, Apologia Pro Vita Sua Chapter 2 Biographers and History Writers James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson Thomas Carlyle, On Heroes, Hero-Worship and the Heroic in History Winston Churchill, The Approaching Conflict Thomas Babington Macaulay, Hallamís History George Trevelyan, Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay Chapter 3 Critics Matthew Arnold, The Function of Criticism at the Current Time Ralph Waldo Emerson, Shakespeare; or, the Poet William Hazlitt, On Poetry in General Walter Pater, Studies in the History of the Renaissance John Ruskin, Of the Pathetic Fallacy Chapter 4 Essayists and Fiction Writers Joseph Addison, True and False Humour Francis Bacon, Of Marriage and Single Life G. K. Chesterton, A Defence of Baby-Worship Charles Lamb, The Two Races of Men Michel de Montaigne, Of the Punishment of Cowardice Chapter 5 Journalists and Science and Nature Writers Margaret Fuller, At Home and Abroad; or, Things and Thoughts in America and Europe H. L. Mencken, Europe After 8:15 Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species Thomas Henry Huxley, Science and Culture Charles Lyell, The Studentís Elements of Geology Chapter 6 Political Writers Thomas Jefferson, Sixth State of the Union Address John Stuart Mill, Considerations on Representative Government Thomas Paine, Common Sense Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, Volume 1 Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman Chapter 7 16th and 17th Centuries Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince Thomas More, Utopia Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan John Milton, Areopagitica Mary Rowlandson, Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson Chapter 8 18th Century Edward Gibbon, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Samuel Johnson, Preface to a Dictionary of the English Language John Locke, Second Treatise on Government Jonathan Swift, A Modest Proposal Richard Steele, The Tatler Chapter 9 19th Century Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Biographia Literaria Susan B. Anthony, On Womenís Right to Vote Francis Parkman, The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience Oscar Wilde, De Profundis Chapter 10 20th Century Willa Cather, On the Art of Fiction W. E. B. DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Man-Made World; or, Our Androcentric Culture George Santayana, The Life of Reason Olive Schreiner, Woman and Labour Answers
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