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American history through literature, 1870-1920 / Tom Quirk and Gary Scharnhorst, editors-in-chief.

Contributor(s): Quirk, Tom, 1946- | Scharnhorst, Gary.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Detroit : Charles Scribner's Sons/Thomson Gale , 2006Description: 3 v. : ill. ; 29 cm.ISBN: 0684314649 (set hardcover : alk. paper); 9780684314648 (set hardcover : alk. paper); 0684314657 (v. 1 : alk. paper); 9780684314655 (v. 1 : alk. paper); 0684314665 (v. 2 : alk. paper); 9780684314662 (v. 2 : alk. paper); 0684314673 (v. 3 : alk. paper); 9780684314679 (v. 3 : alk. paper); 0684314932 (e-book); 9780684314938 (e-book).Subject(s): American literature -- 19th century -- Encyclopedias | Literature and history -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Encyclopedias | Literature and history -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Encyclopedias | American literature -- 20th century -- Encyclopedias | History in literature -- Encyclopedias | United States -- History -- 19th century -- Historiography -- Encyclopedias | United States -- History -- 20th century -- Historiography -- EncyclopediasAdditional physical formats: Online version:: American history through literature, 1870-1920.DDC classification: 810.9/358/09034 Other classification: 18.06 | 15.85 Online resources: Also available online
Contents:
Addiction to Ghost stories -- 2. Harper & Brothers to Poverty -- 3. Pragmatism to "The yellow wall-paper".
Summary: Designed for the general reader, this new three-volume set presents literature not as a simple inventory of authors or titles but rather as a historical and cultural field viewed from a wide array of contemporary perspectives. The set, which is ``new historicist'' in its approach to literary criticism, endorses the notion that not only does history affect literature, but literature itself informs history. The set features more than 250 survey entries. Subjects include: political topics (Reform, Women's Suffrage); ideas in context (Scientific Materialsim, Darwinism); values (Assimilation, Success); society (Labor, Mass Marketing); genres (Science Fiction, War Writing); popular entertainment (Baseball, Boxing); publishing (Scribner's Magazine); works of literature and nonfiction (``Billy Budd, '' ``The Theory of the Leisure Class''); and much more. The analysis of a wide range of classics in American literature, viewed as cultural and historical documents, cultivates critical skills in reading texts from various perspectives, including aesthetic, biographical, social, historical, racial and gendered.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Addiction to Ghost stories -- 2. Harper & Brothers to Poverty -- 3. Pragmatism to "The yellow wall-paper".

Designed for the general reader, this new three-volume set presents literature not as a simple inventory of authors or titles but rather as a historical and cultural field viewed from a wide array of contemporary perspectives. The set, which is ``new historicist'' in its approach to literary criticism, endorses the notion that not only does history affect literature, but literature itself informs history. The set features more than 250 survey entries. Subjects include: political topics (Reform, Women's Suffrage); ideas in context (Scientific Materialsim, Darwinism); values (Assimilation, Success); society (Labor, Mass Marketing); genres (Science Fiction, War Writing); popular entertainment (Baseball, Boxing); publishing (Scribner's Magazine); works of literature and nonfiction (``Billy Budd, '' ``The Theory of the Leisure Class''); and much more. The analysis of a wide range of classics in American literature, viewed as cultural and historical documents, cultivates critical skills in reading texts from various perspectives, including aesthetic, biographical, social, historical, racial and gendered.

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