\bˈɪɡlə͡ʊ pˈe͡ɪpəz], \bˈɪɡləʊ pˈeɪpəz], \b_ˈɪ_ɡ_l_əʊ p_ˈeɪ_p_ə_z]\
Definitions of BIGLOW PAPERS
Sort: Oldest first
two series of extraordinarily brilliant political satires written by James Russell Lowell. The first, satirizing the Mexican War and contemporary politics, from the point of view of the New England Abolitionists, appeared (1846-1848) in the Boston Courier and the National Anti-Slavery Standard. The second, satirizing the South and contemporary politics during the period of Civil War and reconstruction, appeared (1861-1866) in the Atlantic Monthly. The papers are attributed to Hosea Biglow, a typical young Yankee farmer, Rev. Homer Wilbur, a typical old-school New England clergyman, and Birdofredum Sawin, a character intended to represent the non-Puritan element in the New England democracy.
By John Franklin Jameson