Augustine Joseph Hickey Duganne


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(1823–84), author of poetry, a tragedy, dime novels, and popular economic and political treatises. A Sound Literature the Safeguard of Our National Institutions (1853) and Art's True Mission in America (1853) are chauvinistic works; Parnassus in Pillory (1851) is an imitation of Lowell's Fable for Critics; and Camps and Prisons (1865) is a vivid account of the author's experiences in the Civil War. His Poetical Works were collected in 1855.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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