By Catharine Maria Sedgwick
Jane Elton, orphaned as a tender woman, is going to reside along with her aunt Mrs. Wilson, a egocentric and overbearing girl who practices a repressive Calvinism. of their rural New England village, Jane grows up craving to damage loose from Mrs. Wilson's tyranny and locate her position as a citizen of the evolving American Republic. She is helped by means of her encounters with characters who include a number of shadings of ethical, non secular, and civic advantage: the affectionate servant Mary Hull, a pious Methodist; Mr. Lloyd, a type Quaker; loopy guess, emotional, sympathetic, yet deeply volatile; and previous John, bereaved yet clever. eventually, A New-England Tale is set the relationship among parenting and governing, and the major position ladies play in shaping a fledgling state.
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7 In the area of literary production, then, ministers joined other writers, including full-time professional authors, in producing formulaic sentimental romances promoted for their virtuous influence, vaguely edifying and clearly sentimental religious books and tracts, exotic travel literature, profiles of the newly and venerable rich, etiquette books for young women, treatises on domestic economy, and guides to success for the young man. There was an unprecedented commercial look to the various forms of human enterprise, including the literary profession.
And, although the chronological history of Thoreau's use of economic vernacular is related to the progression of his career, a precise correspondence cannot be marked. Nonetheless, the shape of his career is as relevant as his culture of enterprise in examining his excursions into the economic discourse and behavior of the times. IV On the whole, the American culture of enterprise in which Thoreau endeavored to find his place and language, especially in the late forties and the fifties, helped to focus his vocation and concentrate his energies.
Semantically, the economic transformation can be traced in gradual alterations of key ideological terms such as commerce, business, profit, industry, and corporation, and in changes in their conjunction with other terms or, one might say, in their valency. John Quincy Adams used a conventional triangulation of terms to describe the nation's economic life—the "agricultural, commercial, and manufacturing" interests (Presidents, 3:979). Commerce denoted international trade to Adams, Jackson, Van Buren, and Polk, but was extended to internal exchange of goods and services in the speeches of Fiilmore.