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Autobiography

Autobiography
Memories and Experiences of Moncure Daniel Conway
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  • Date Published: June 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108050623

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  • Published in 1904, three years before his death, Conway's Autobiography is a peaceful and introspective account of a compelling life. Born to a slave-owning Methodist family in Virginia, Conway (1832–1907) turned away from his roots to become a proponent of anti-slavery, free religion, reform and women's suffrage. Observing and becoming involved in the developments of late nineteenth-century religious, political, scientific, literary and artistic thought, he formed friendships with central figures of the age, such as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Thomas Carlyle, which feature in the work alongside his devoted family life. Volume 1 describes his childhood, education and development in America before the Civil War and his arrival in England in 1863, moving in circles of social, legal and religious reform. Volume 2 covers his time in Europe, witnessing and reporting on the unifications of Italy and Germany, the Franco-Prussian War, and the birth of the Third Republic.

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    • Date Published: June 2012
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108050623
    • dimensions: 217 x 140 x 50 mm
    • weight: 1.17kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Dedication and preface
    1. My own people
    2. Our homestead
    3. Our servants
    4. Fredericksburg Academy
    5. Dickinson College
    6. Politics in Virginia
    7. College life
    8. Education and slavery
    9. My early ministry
    10. Rev. Dr Smith, apostle of slavery
    11. Parting from Methodism
    12. Summer at Concord
    13. Concerts and theatres
    14. Divinity school
    15. First sermons at Washington
    16. Ante-bellum Washington
    17. The slavery issue in Washington
    18. Settlement in Cincinnati
    19. Unitarians and slavery
    20. Art in Cincinnati
    21. Abraham Lincoln in Cincinnati
    22. 'The rejected stone'
    23. Residence in Concord
    24. Foreign complications
    25. First interview with the Carlyles
    26. English authors and the American war
    27. Arrival of my family in England. Volume 2:
    28. Discussions in London concerning slavery and the negro
    29. My reviews of Browning
    30. Settlement at South Place Chapel
    31. The Taylors of Aubrey House
    32. Parliament
    33. Lord Rector Carlyle in Edinburgh
    34. Ruskin
    35. 'Artemus Ward'
    36. Paris
    37. London scientific circle
    38. James Anthony Froude
    39. Belgium at the outbreak of the Franco-German war
    40. The fete of victory at Berlin
    41. First visit to Rome
    42. George Peabody
    43. Brooke Herford
    44. Max Müller at Oxford
    45. Dr Jowett at Balliol
    46. Anthropology
    47. Sorby and the spectrum
    48. Residence at Hamlet House
    49. London as Mars Hill
    50. Carlyle–Emerson letters
    51. Memoranda
    52. Index.

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    Moncure Daniel Conway

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