Selected Library of Congress Subject Headings

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Alcuin: A DialogueLesson on Concealment
Adini FragmentLesson on Sensibility
Alloa fragmentsLetters (i.e. CBB's actual correspondence, as opposed to epistolary fictions)
A Lesson on ConcealmentMonroe's Embassy (Monroe's Embassy, or, the Conduct of the Government, in Relation to Our Claims to the Navigation of the Mississippi [sic], Considered)
American Register (The American Register, or General Repository of History, Politics, and Science)Monthly Magazine (The Monthly Magazine and American Review)
Annals of Europe and AmericaOrmond (Ormond; or The Secret Witness)
An Address to the Congress (An Address to the Congress of the United States, on the Utility and Justice of Restrictions Upon Foreign Commerce)Periodical Writings
Address to the Government (An Address to the Government of the United States, on the Cession of Louisiana to the French)Poetic Works
Architectural drawingsPortrait of an Emigrant (Portrait of an Emigrant. Extracted from a Letter)
Arthur Mervyn (Arthur Mervyn; or, Memoirs of the Year 1793)The Rhapsodist
Clara Howard (Clara Howard; In a Series of Letters)A Series of Original Letters
Death of Cicero (Death of Cicero, A Fragment)The Scribbler
Dialogue on MusicShort Fiction
Dialogue on PaintingSignior Adini
The Difference between History and RomanceSketch of the Life and Character of John Blair Linn
Edgar Huntly (Edgar Huntly; or, Memoirs of a Sleep-Walker)Sky-Walk
Ellendale fragmentSomnambulism (Somnambulism. A Fragment)
Godolphin fragmentStephen Calvert (Memoirs of Stephen Calvert)
Henrietta LettersA System of General Geography
Historical SketchesThessalonica (Thessalonica. A Roman Story.)
Insanity; A FragmentThe Trials of Arden
Jane Talbot (Jane Talbot; A Novel)Valerian
Jessy FragmentA View of the Soil and Climate (A View of the Soil and Climate of the United States of America by C.F Volney, Translated with occasional remarks, by C. B. Brown)
Literary Magazine (The Literary Magazine and American Register)Walstein’s School of History (Walstein’s School of History. From the German of Krants of Gotha)
The Man at HomeThe Weekly Magazine
Medwaye fragmentWieland (Wieland; or The Transformation. An American Tale)
Memoirs of Carwin (Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist)

Topics, Themes, Questions A-E

aestheticsAusten, Jane (1775-1817)Caribbeandialogism
abolitionismAustraliaCarey, Matthew (1760-1839)Dickens, Charles (1812-1870)
abortionauthorshipCaritat, Hocquet (1752-1817)Dickey, James (1923-1997)
African AmericanBartram,William (1739-1823)causalitydidactic fiction
alienationBeadle, William (1730-1782)characterdisease
Alien and Sedition Acts, 1798Belles Lettres SocietyChristianitydisguise
Allen, Paul (1775-1826)benevolenceCicero (106 to 43 BCE)dissent
Allen, Richard (1760-1831)Bernard, John (1756-1828)class relationsdomesticity
allegoryThe BibleColeman, George (1766-1829)doppelganger
Allston, Washington (1779-1843)bibliographycolonialismdreams
ambiguity BildungsromanCooper, James Fenimore (1789-1851)Dreiser, Theodore (1871-1945)
American culturebiographyCope, Thomas P. (1768-1854)Duane, William (1780-1865)
American exceptionalismBleeker, Anthony (1770-1827)Copley, John Singleton (1738-1815)Dunlap, William (1766-1839)
American IndianBleecker, Ann Elizabeth (1752-1783)correspondenceDwight, Timothy (1752-1817)
American identityBonaparte, Napoleon (1769-1821)cosmopolitanismeconomic relations
American landscapeBrackenridge, Hugh Henry (1748-1816)Crevecoeur, J. Hector St. John de (1735-1813)editor
American periodicalsBrainerd, David (1718-1747)crimeEdwards, Jonathan (1703-1758)
American Revolution, 1775-1783Bringhurst, Joseph Jr. (1767-1834)cross-dressingEmerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882)
animalsBritish periodicalscuriosityemigration
anxietyBrown, Elijah (1740-1810)Dana, Richard Henry, Jr (1815-1882)empiricism
Apess, William (1798-1839)Brown, John (1735-1788)Darwin, Charles Robert (1809-1882)Encyclopedie
approach-eco-criticalBrown, William Hill (1765-1793)Darwin, Erasmus (1731-1802) England
approach-feministBurke, Edmund (1729-1797)Davis, John (1774-1854)English language
approach-historicistByron, George Gordon (1788-1824)deathEnlightenment
approach-new criticalcomedyDeismempire
approach-postcolonialcommerceDelaware Indiansempiricism
approach-poststructuralistCondorcet, Antoine-Nicholas Caritat de (1743-1794)democracyepistemology
approach-psychologicalconcealmentDemocratic-Republican Party, 1792-1828epistolary fiction
archetypesconfidence manDennie, Joseph (1768-1812)eroticism
architectureconspiracyDerrida, Jacque (1930-2004)essay
artistCalvinismdetective fictionEurope
Atlantic Worldcaptivity narrativedialogue

Topics, Themes, Questions F-L

familicideGilbert, Sir Geoffrey (1674-1726)imageryKant, Immanuel (1724-1804)
familyGilpin, William (1724-1804)imaginationKennedy, Daniel Edwards (1879-1960)
Faulkner, William (1897-1962)Godwin, William (1756-1836)Imlay, Gilbert (1754-1828)King, Stephen (1947-present)
Federalist Party, 1789-1816Goethe, Johann Wolfgang (1749-1832)immigrationKirkland, Caroline (1801-1864)
female homosexualitygothic fictionimperialismThe Lady's Magazine and Repository of Entertaining Knowledge (1792-1793)
fictionGreat Awakening, 1730-1743 individualismLatin
film historyHaitian Revolution, 1791-1804 influencelaws
Fitzgerald, F. Scott (1896-1940)Hawthorne, Nathanial (1804-1864)insanitylegal profession
Foster, Hannah Webster (1758-1840)Hazlitt, William (1778-1830)Irelandliberalism
Francehistorical fictionIrishlibertinism
Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790) historiographyironyLinn, Elizabeth (1775-1834)
French Revolution, 1789-1799 historyirrationalityLinn, John Blair (1777-1805)
Freneau, Phillip (1752-1832)Hogg, James (1770-1835)Irving, Washington (1783-1859)Lippard, George (1822-1854)
Friendly Club of New York CityHolcroft, Thomas (1745-1809)Italyliterary nationalism
Friends Latin SchoolHowells, William Dean (1837-1920)JacobinismLocke, John (1632-1704)
friendshiphuman bodyJames, Henry (1843-1916)Logan, James (1674-1751)
frontierhuman natureJefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)Louisiana Purchase
Fuller, Margaret (1810-1850)Hume, David (1711-1776)Jenks, William (1774-1865)
gender relationshumorJews--identity
genre conventionsiconographyJohnson, Samuel (1709-1784)
geographyidentityJohnson, William (1769-1848)
GermanyIlluminatiJones, Absalom (1746-1818)

Topics, Themes, Questions M-R

male homosexualitynarrative formPoulson, Zachariah, Jr. (1761-1844)race relations
Malthus, Thomas Robert (1766-1834) narrative voicePhiladelphiaRadcliffe, Ann (1764-1823)
marriagenational identityphilosophyradicalism
Marryat, Frederick (1792-1848)nationalism physiognomyrationalism
masculinityNative American-white relationspicturesquereader
masochismnatural rightsplotrealism
masturbationnatural historyPoe, Edgar Allan (1809-1849)reception history
Mediterranean cultureNeal, John (1793-1876)the poorreligious conflict
Medical Repository (1797-1824)neoclassicismThe Port Folio (1801-1827)religious fanaticism
medicineNew York political economyrepublicanism
melodramanovelpolitical ideologyreview essay
Melville, Herman (1819-1891)novel, Early Americanpostcolonialismrevolution
MexicoorphanspregnancyRichardson, Samuel (1689-1761)
Miller, Samuel (1769-1850)Paine, Thomas (1737-1809)print culture historyromance genre
Milton, John (1608-1674)paintingprivacyRomanticism
modernismparanoiapropertyRousseau, Jean-Jacques (1712-1778)
modernizationpatriarchyProud, Robert (1728-1813)Rowlandson, Mary (1637-1711)
Montgomery Bird, Robert (1806-1854)Payne, John Howard (1791-1852)psychological stateRowson, Susanna (1762-1824)
moral judgmentPaxton Riots, 1763-1764public sphererural life
Murray, Judith Sargent (1751-1820)Peacock, Thomas (1785-1866)PuritanismRumford, Count Benjamin (1753-1814)
musicPenn, William (1644-1718)QuakerismRush, Benjamin (1746-1813)
mythology, classicalPennsylvaniaqueer theoryRush, Rebecca (1779-1850)