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

Other author/creatorQuirk, Tom, 1946-
Other author/creatorScharnhorst, Gary.
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoDetroit : Charles Scribner's Sons/Thomson Gale, 2006.
Description3 volumes : illustrations ; 29 cm
Supplemental Content Table of contents
Contents Addiction to ghost stories -- 2. Harper & brothers to poverty -- 3. Pragmatism to "the yellow wall-paper."
Abstract 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 The analysis of a wide range of classics in American literature, viewed as cultural and historical documents, cultivates critical skills in reading texts from various perspectives, including aesthetic, biographical, social, historical, racial and gendered.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2005023736
ISBN0684314649 (set hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN9780684314648 (set hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN0684314657 (v. 1 : alk. paper)
ISBN9780684314655 (v. 1 : alk. paper)
ISBN0684314665 (v. 2 : alk. paper)
ISBN9780684314662 (v. 2 : alk. paper)
ISBN0684314673 (v. 3 : alk. paper)
ISBN9780684314679 (v. 3 : alk. paper)
ISBN0684314932 (e-book)
ISBN9780684314938 (e-book)

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