By Tom Quirk
This A-Z, cross-referenced and illustrated name presents a different assessment of the interval following the Civil warfare during the emergence of the U.S. as an international energy on the finish of global struggle I. The set gains greater than 250 survey entries. matters contain: political themes (Reform, Women's Suffrage); principles in context (Scientific Materialism, Darwinism); values (Assimilation, Success); society (Labor, Mass Marketing); genres (Science Fiction, battle Writing); renowned leisure (Baseball, Boxing); publishing (Scribner's Magazine); works of literature and nonfiction ("Billy Budd," "The conception of the relaxation Class"); and lots more and plenty extra. The research of quite a lot of classics in American literature, seen as cultural and ancient files, cultivates serious talents in examining texts from quite a few views, together with aesthetic, biographical, social, historic, racial and gendered. besides its spouse identify at the interval overlaying 1820 to 1870, this set presents a finished review of a key century in American ancient and literary experiences.
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