By Tom Quirk

This A-Z, cross-referenced and illustrated name presents a different evaluate of the interval following the Civil conflict in the course of the emergence of the USA as a global strength on the finish of global conflict I. The set positive aspects greater than 250 survey entries. matters comprise: political subject matters (Reform, Women's Suffrage); rules in context (Scientific Materialism, Darwinism); values (Assimilation, Success); society (Labor, Mass Marketing); genres (Science Fiction, conflict Writing); renowned leisure (Baseball, Boxing); publishing (Scribner's Magazine); works of literature and nonfiction ("Billy Budd," "The conception of the rest Class"); and lots more and plenty extra. The research of a variety of classics in American literature, seen as cultural and historic records, cultivates severe abilities in analyzing texts from a variety of views, together with aesthetic, biographical, social, ancient, racial and gendered. besides its better half identify at the interval masking 1820 to 1870, this set presents a finished evaluate of a key century in American historic and literary reports.

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GRADUATE LIBRARY, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN “otherness,” only so that she may collapse it. Antin’s story of her Americanization is also the dramatization of her own otherness. Antin structures her autobiography so that its first half is concerned exclusively with her “as if” dead other, the little girl Mashke, who grew up in a Polish village called Polotzk in the outer Russian territories. During the time Antin lived there, “the Pale,” as this area was known, contained more than 90 percent of Russia’s Jews.

Barnum attempted to buy interests in the Cardiff Giant, and when he was turned down he made a fake of the fake and claimed that Hull had sold him the original and was now displaying the fake. Not only did Barnum’s fake fake giant allegedly draw larger crowds, the “sucker” quote is misattributed to Barnum when in fact it was uttered by Hull’s banker, David Hannum. If Barnum, Hull, and Newell were able to prey on gullible nonscientists, Dawson and Woodward in 1912 L I T E R A T U R E , 1 8 7 0 – 1 9 2 0 917 PSEUDOSCIENCE and again in 1915 showed that paleontologists could be equally gullible.

Sanger, William W. The History of Prostitution: Its Extent, Causes, and Effects throughout the World. New York: Harper, 1858. Stowe, Harriet Beecher. We and Our Neighbors; or, The Records of an Unfashionable Street. New York: J. B. Ford, 1875. S. Bureau of Labor. Working Women in Large Cities. : Government Printing Office, 1889. Secondary Works Hapke, Laura. Girls Who Went Wrong: Prostitutes in American Fiction, 1885–1917. Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1989.

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