Civic Passions: Seven Who Launched Progressive America (and What They Teach Us)

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You do not currently have access to this article. Download all figures. Her career-long commitment to advancing interdisciplinary scholarship was honored in her election as President of the American Studies Association Her prose, lively and accessible, connects with a variety of audiences, in academia and beyond. Nor did the huge heads show the extent to which Mt. Rushmore in this book and her analysis of similar US natural features and monuments. She reads objects and images with as much intelligence as she explicates words. Those who have had the honor of working with Tichi always comment on her wonderful collegiality, her impeccable professionalism, her formidable productivity and her mentoring skills.

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Really has had more impact on my life than I can even begin to know. In recognition of her extraordinary achievements to this date, and grateful appreciation for the curiosity, range and passion of her work and its contributions to our understanding American literature and the culture it thrives within and helps to build, we present the Jay B. Hubbell Award for to Cecelia Tichi.

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If one is fortunate, the extensive network is also familial. In recent years our daughters, Claire Grezemkovsky and Julia Harrison, have lent their knowledge and research skills to specific projects. The Hubbell award positions one along a historical timeline dating to the inaugural award presented to Professor Jay B.

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Hubbell, the founder of the journal, American Literature. I thank Harrison T. Meserole for instilling the obligation of scholarly exactitude and the idea of scholarly publication. I thank Frank Brady a specialist in eighteenth-century British literature for exemplary pursuit of argument.

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In graduate school at the University of California at Davis, some of us had the good fortune to work under the direction of the late Brom Weber. Only later were they recognizable as sand grains in a literary seed bed. One more point about Professor Weber. Feeling recruited actually, drafted into his enthusiasm for colonial American literature, we women doctoral students were blithely unaware that Weber was strategically protecting our interests, not his own. But Weber recognized as this female then-grad student did not that the expansion of colonial literature in colleges and universities nationwide would open job opportunities for women.

He was correct. At that time, there were simply not enough men studying the Puritan sermons of Cotton Mather and the poems of Anne Bradstreet to fill all the available open jobs. Grumbling privately to one another, we women Ph. This was in the post-Sputnik halcyon moment of institutional expansion of U. The founding year of the Hubbell award--my baccalaureate year of is significant for our field of study and classroom work, and I linger with it here because in many ways it has proved to be a major pivot point.

Civic Passions: Seven Who Launched Progressive America (and What They Teach Us)

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At that moment—the mids-- the post-World War II generation of Americanist critics—those awarded the Hubbell medal in the first decade of its existence —had published the landmark studies that all of us younger scholars of American literature relied upon for our exams, our dissertations, our entry-level work. These and certain other titles defined the canon and shaped interpretive approaches to it. These books remain engaging and admirable.

They set a high standard. We did not know that contemporary events were about to challenge us to undertake scholarship, criticism, and the formation of course syllabi in a radically different direction.

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Events of and thereabouts augured an American literary-critical future that would move us in startlingly different directions. In that same year some ten thousand persons, mainly students, rallied on the Berkeley campus of the University of California to call for the lifting of a ban on political speech and a freedom of speech for all students everywhere.

In Mississippi in that same year three white young men civil rights workers—Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner, and James Chaney--disappeared near the city of Meridien, their bodies found forty days after their disappearance.

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The year marked the federal Civil Rights Act and the 24 th Amendment to the Constitution forbidding the poll tax in federal elections.