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Thomas Bangs Thorpe (1815-1878)

.Thomas Bangs Thorpe

Southwestern Humor

"Early Humorists" from the Cambridge History
Biographical Sketch from Stephen Railton's site at the  University of Virginia Crossroads Site
Biographical sketches by nineteenth-century writers:

From Oscar Fay Adams, A Dictionary of American Authors 
From Evert A. Duyckinck, Cyclopaedia of American Literature 
Information on The Spirit of the Times
Information on "The Mighty Hunter" and Other Features of Southwestern Humor (U. Virginia)

Photograph courtesy of the Crossroads site

Works Available Online

"The Big Bear of Arkansas" (1854)
Cotton and Its Cultivation. New York, 1854.
The Hive of "The Bee-Hunter" New York: Appleton, 1854.
Lynde Weiss, an Autobiography. 1854.
The Master's House. New York: T. L. McElrath, 1854.
The Mysteries of the Backwoods, or, Sketches of the Southwest. Philadelphia: Carey and Hart, 1846.
Our Army at Monterey. Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1847.
Our Army on the Rio Grande. Philadelphia: Carey and Hart, 1846.
A Voice to America. New York: E. Walker, 1855.

Comments to D. Campbell.