Bowing to Necessities by C. Dallett Hemphill

Bowing to Necessities
  • Title : Bowing to Necessities
  • Author : C. Dallett Hemphill
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 9780195154085
  • Pages : 310
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  • Language : English
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Anglo-Americans wrestled with some profound cultural contradictions as they shifted from the hierarchical and patriarchal society of the seventeenth-century frontier to the modern and fluid class democracy of the mid-nineteenth century. How could traditional inequality be maintained in the socially leveling environment of the early colonial wilderness? And how could nineteenth-century Americans pretend to be equal in an increasingly unequal society? Bowing to Necessities argues that manners provided ritual solutions to these central cultural problems by allowing Americans to act out--and thus reinforce--power relations just as these relations underwent challenges. Analyzing the many sermons, child-rearing guides, advice books, and etiquette manuals that taught Americans how to behave, this book connects these instructions to individual practices and personal concerns found in contemporary diaries and letters. It also illuminates crucial connections between evolving class, age, and gender relations. A social and cultural history with a unique and fascinating perspective, Hemphill's wide-ranging study offers readers a panorama of America's social customs from colonial times to the Civil War.


The Lost Tradition of Economic Equality in America, 1600–1870 by Daniel R. Mandell

The Lost Tradition of Economic Equality in America, 1600–1870
  • Title : The Lost Tradition of Economic Equality in America, 1600–1870
  • Author : Daniel R. Mandell
  • Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1421437112
  • Pages : 328
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  • Language : English
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Informing current discussions about the growing gap between rich and poor in the United States, The Lost Tradition of Economic Equality in America is surprising and enlightening.


Mere Civility by Teresa M. Bejan

Mere Civility
  • Title : Mere Civility
  • Author : Teresa M. Bejan
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0674545494
  • Pages : 260
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  • Language : English
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In liberal democracies committed to tolerating diversity as well as disagreement, the loss of civility in the public sphere seems critical. But is civility really a virtue, or a demand for conformity that silences dissent? Teresa Bejan looks at early modern debates about religious toleration for answers about what a civil society should look like.


Entangled Lives by Marla Miller

Entangled Lives
  • Title : Entangled Lives
  • Author : Marla Miller
  • Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1421432749
  • Pages : 384
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  • Language : English
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Offering an intervention into larger conversations about local history, microhistory, and historical scholarship, Entangled Lives is a revealing journey through early America.


Siblings by C. Dallett Hemphill

Siblings
  • Title : Siblings
  • Author : C. Dallett Hemphill
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0190215895
  • Pages : 316
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Brothers and sisters are so much a part of our lives that we can overlook their importance. Even scholars of the family tend to forget siblings, focusing instead on marriage and parent-child relations. Based on a wealth of family papers, period images, and popular literature, this is the first book devoted to the broad history of sibling relations, spanning the long period of transition from early to modern America. Illuminating the evolution of the modern family system, Siblings shows how brothers and sisters have helped each other in the face of the dramatic political, economic, and cultural changes of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The book reveals that, in colonial America, sibling relations offered an egalitarian space to soften the challenges of the larger patriarchal family and society, while after the Revolution, in antebellum America, sibling relations provided order and authority in a more democratic nation. Moreover, Hemphill explains that siblings serve as the bridge between generations. Brothers and sisters grow up in a shared family culture influenced by their parents, but they are different from their parents in being part of the next generation. Responding to new economic and political conditions, they form and influence their own families, but their continuing relationships with brothers and sisters serve as a link to the past. Siblings thus experience and promote the new, but share the comforting context of the old. Indeed, in all races, siblings function as humanity's shock-absorbers, as well as valued kin and keepers of memory. This wide-ranging book offers a new understanding of the relationship between families and history in an evolving world. It is also a timely reminder of the role our siblings play in our own lives.


Selling Antislavery by Teresa A. Goddu

Selling Antislavery
  • Title : Selling Antislavery
  • Author : Teresa A. Goddu
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  • ISBN Code : 0812251997
  • Pages : 344
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"Selling Antislavery maps the vast media archive generated by institutional antislavery in the antebellum era. By paying particular attention to the movement's foundational phase in the 1830s-when the American Anti-Slavery Society was at the height of its organizational powers and before it splintered into warring factions in 1840-Selling Antislavery locates the emergence of abolitionist mass media in an earlier era and traces that period's influence on subsequent decades. In providing the prehistory of Uncle Tom's Cabin, it shows how Stowe's novel and related products mark the apex rather than the birth of antislavery mass media"--


Humanities by N.A

Humanities
  • Title : Humanities
  • Author : N.A
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A Day in the Life by Peter N. Stearns

A Day in the Life
  • Title : A Day in the Life
  • Author : Peter N. Stearns
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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  • Pages : 228
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  • Language : English
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Collects essays on daily life throughout history, including health and medicine, clothing and dress, material culture, standards of living, work and consumerism, and popular culture.


American Studies by N.A

American Studies
  • Title : American Studies
  • Author : N.A
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Material Culture in America by Helen Sheumaker

Material Culture in America
  • Title : Material Culture in America
  • Author : Helen Sheumaker
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  • Pages : 569
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The first encyclopedia to look at the study of material culture (objects, images, spaces technology, production, and consumption), and what it reveals about historical and contemporary life in the United States. • Nearly 200 entries tracing the history, production, consumption, and reception of various types of goods and exploring the uses and meanings of artifacts within changing social, cultural, economic, and political contexts • A detailed introductory essay unites each entry with a common thread • Contributions from over 50 scholars, curators, and teachers working in the field of material culture studies today, representing cutting-edge scholarship in museums and historical societies, universities and colleges • Illustrations include advertisements, such as a 19th-century trade card and a Singer sewing machine ad, plus photographs of a 1949 "Torpedo pedal car" and a life-size modernist-style streamlined locomotive prototype by Raymond Loewy


Encyclopedia of the New American Nation: Abolition of slavery in the north to exploration and explorers by Paul Finkelman

Encyclopedia of the New American Nation: Abolition of slavery in the north to exploration and explorers
  • Title : Encyclopedia of the New American Nation: Abolition of slavery in the north to exploration and explorers
  • Author : Paul Finkelman
  • Publisher : Gale Cengage
  • ISBN Code : 9780684313474
  • Pages : 3
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  • Language : English
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Presents a three-volume encyclopedia of the history of the new American nation, and contains over six hundred alphabetically-arranged articles covering major events and issues from 1754 to 1829.


Fearless and Free by Bruce Cole

Fearless and Free
  • Title : Fearless and Free
  • Author : Bruce Cole
  • Publisher : Government Printing Office
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  • Pages : 121
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CELEBRATING THE 4OTH YEAR OF THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES.


Gateway Heritage by N.A

Gateway Heritage
  • Title : Gateway Heritage
  • Author : N.A
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Popular Print and Popular Medicine by Thomas A. Horrocks

Popular Print and Popular Medicine
  • Title : Popular Print and Popular Medicine
  • Author : Thomas A. Horrocks
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  • Pages : 221
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Explores the role of almanacs in early American culture.


America, History and Life by N.A

America, History and Life
  • Title : America, History and Life
  • Author : N.A
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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.


Being American in Europe, 1750–1860 by Daniel Kilbride

Being American in Europe, 1750–1860
  • Title : Being American in Europe, 1750–1860
  • Author : Daniel Kilbride
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • ISBN Code : 1421409003
  • Pages : 248
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While visiting Europe In 1844, Harry McCall of Philadelphia wrote to his cousin back home of his disappointment. He didn’t mind Paris, but he preferred the company of Americans to Parisians. Furthermore, he vowed to be "an American, heart and soul" wherever he traveled, but "particularly in England." Why was he in Europe if he found it so distasteful? After all, travel in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries was expensive, time consuming, and frequently uncomfortable. Being American in Europe, 1750–1860 tracks the adventures of American travelers while exploring large questions about how these experiences affected national identity. Daniel Kilbride searched the diaries, letters, published accounts, and guidebooks written between the late colonial period and the Civil War. His sources are written by people who, while prominent in their own time, are largely obscure today, making this account fresh and unusual. Exposure to the Old World generated varied and contradictory concepts of American nationality. Travelers often had diverse perspectives because of their region of origin, race, gender, and class. Americans in Europe struggled with the tension between defining the United States as a distinct civilization and situating it within a wider world. Kilbride describes how these travelers defined themselves while they observed the politics, economy, morals, manners, and customs of Europeans. He locates an increasingly articulate and refined sense of simplicity and virtue among these visitors and a gradual disappearance of their feelings of awe and inferiority.


Sensory Worlds in Early America by Peter Charles Hoffer

Sensory Worlds in Early America
  • Title : Sensory Worlds in Early America
  • Author : Peter Charles Hoffer
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • ISBN Code : 0801881366
  • Pages : 344
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  • Language : English
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Over the past half-century, historians have greatly enriched our understanding of America's past, broadening their fields of inquiry from such traditional topics as politics and war to include the agency of class, race, ethnicity, and gender and to focus on the lives of ordinary men and women. We now know that homes and workplaces form a part of our history as important as battlefields and the corridors of power. Only recently, however, have historians begun to examine the fundamentals of lived experience and how people perceive the world through the five senses. In this ambitious work, Peter Charles Hoffer presents a "sensory history" of early North America, offering a bold new understanding of the role that sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch played in shaping the lives of Europeans, Indians, and Africans in the New World. Reconstructing the most ephemeral aspects of America's colonial past—the choking stench of black powder, the cacophony of unfamiliar languages, the taste of fresh water and new foods, the first sight of strange peoples and foreign landscapes, the rough texture of homespun, the clumsy weight of a hoe—Hoffer explores the impact of sensuous experiences on human thought and action. He traces the effect sensation and perception had on the cause and course of events conventionally attributed to deeper cultural and material circumstances. Hoffer revisits select key events, encounters, and writings from America's colonial past to uncover the sensory elements in each and decipher the ways in which sensual data were mediated by prevailing and often conflicting cultural norms. Among the episodes he reexamines are the first meetings of Europeans and Native Americans; belief in and encounters with the supernatural; the experience of slavery and slave revolts; the physical and emotional fervor of the Great Awakening; and the feelings that prompted the Revolution. Imaginatively conceived, deeply informed, and elegantly written, Sensory Worlds of Early America convincingly establishes sensory experience as a legitimate object of historical inquiry and vividly brings America's colonial era to life.


Uplifting a People by Marybeth Gasman,Katherine V. Sedgwick

Uplifting a People
  • Title : Uplifting a People
  • Author : Marybeth Gasman,Katherine V. Sedgwick
  • Publisher : Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 204
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  • Language : English
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Philanthropy is typically considered to be within the province of billionaires. This book broadens that perspective by highlighting modest acts of giving by African Americans on behalf of their own people. Examining the important tradition of Black philanthropy, this groundbreaking work documents its history: its beginning as a response to discrimination through self-help among freed slaves, and its expansion to include the support of education, religion, the arts, and legal efforts on behalf of civil rights. Using diverse approaches, the authors illuminate a new world of philanthropy - one that will be of interest to scholars and students alike. Chapters review the contributions of such major figures as Booker T. Washington and Thurgood Marshall, and discuss the often-surprising practices and methods of contemporary African American donors.


Journal of Women's History by N.A

Journal of Women's History
  • Title : Journal of Women's History
  • Author : N.A
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Masculinity in the Modern West by Christopher E. Forth

Masculinity in the Modern West
  • Title : Masculinity in the Modern West
  • Author : Christopher E. Forth
  • Publisher : Palgrave MacMillan
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  • Pages : 285
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  • Language : English
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Across the Western world "crisis" is the word most commonly used to describe the state of masculinity today, but how new is this idea? Can we identify a time when masculinity was actually stable and secure? Masculinity in the Modern West engages with these questions by examining how traditional ideals about male physical prowess have clashed with the lifestyle changes that accompanied the rise of modern civilization since 1700. In countries like America, Britain, France, Germany and Russia, modernity bolstered male dominance in commerce, politics, technology and the world of ideas; yet images of masculinity have continued to be haunted by the negative effects that polite, cerebral, consumerist and sedentary lifestyles might have on the minds and bodies of men. Modernity thus exercises a double logic that supports male privilege while diminishing the physical difference used to legitimate that privilege. By focusing on the male body, this wide-ranging study proposes that "crises" of masculinity may be structural, and thus inescapable, features of life in our world.


Cultural Costuming by Kevin Richard Muller

Cultural Costuming
  • Title : Cultural Costuming
  • Author : Kevin Richard Muller
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  • Pages : 788
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Globalizing American History by Noralee Frankel,Peter N. Stearns

Globalizing American History
  • Title : Globalizing American History
  • Author : Noralee Frankel,Peter N. Stearns
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  • Pages : 116
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Designed to contribute to the discussion of repositioning the American history survey course in light of the nations global context, Globalizing American History serves as an overview to the issues involved in internationalizing this staple of the school and college history curriculum in light of earlier, exploratory inquires.


Program by Organization of American Historians. Meeting

Program
  • Title : Program
  • Author : Organization of American Historians. Meeting
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American Furniture by Luke Beckerdite

American Furniture
  • Title : American Furniture
  • Author : Luke Beckerdite
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Law & Inequality by N.A

Law & Inequality
  • Title : Law & Inequality
  • Author : N.A
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ATQ by N.A

ATQ
  • Title : ATQ
  • Author : N.A
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Amerikastudien by N.A

Amerikastudien
  • Title : Amerikastudien
  • Author : N.A
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Capital Letters by David Dowling,Lecturer David Dowling

Capital Letters
  • Title : Capital Letters
  • Author : David Dowling,Lecturer David Dowling
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  • Pages : 217
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In the 1840s and 1850s, as the market revolution swept the United States, the world of literature confronted for the first time the gaudy glare of commercial culture. Amid growing technological sophistication and growing artistic rejection of the soullessness of materialism, authorship passed from an era of patronage and entered the clamoring free market. In this setting, romantic notions of what it meant to be an author came under attack, and authors became professionals. In lively and provocative writing, David Dowling moves beyond a study of the emotional toll that this crisis in self-definition had on writers to examine how three sets of authors—in pairings of men and women: Harriet Wilson and Henry David Thoreau, Fanny Fern and Walt Whitman, and Rebecca Harding Davis and Herman Melville—engaged with and transformed the book market. What were their critiques of the capitalism that was transforming the world around them? How did they respond to the changing marketplace that came to define their very success as authors? How was the role of women influenced by these conditions? Capital Letters concludes with a fascinating and daring transhistorical comparison of how two superstar authors—Herman Melville in the nineteenth century and Stephen King today—have negotiated the shifting terrain of the literary marketplace. The result is an important contribution to our understanding of print culture and literary work.


Children in Colonial America by James Marten

Children in Colonial America
  • Title : Children in Colonial America
  • Author : James Marten
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • ISBN Code : 0814795803
  • Pages : 288
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The Pilgrims and Puritans did not arrive on the shores of New England alone. Nor did African men and women, brought to the Americas as slaves. Though it would be hard to tell from the historical record, European colonists and African slaves had children, as did the indigenous families whom they encountered, and those children's life experiences enrich and complicate our understanding of colonial America. Through essays, primary documents, and contemporary illustrations, Children in Colonial America examines the unique aspects of childhood in the American colonies between the late sixteenth and late eighteenth centuries. The twelve original essays observe a diverse cross-section of children—from indigenous peoples of the east coast and Mexico to Dutch-born children of the Plymouth colony and African-born offspring of slaves in the Caribbean—and explore themes including parenting and childrearing practices, children's health and education, sibling relations, child abuse, mental health, gender, play, and rites of passage. Taken together, the essays and documents in Children in Colonial America shed light on the ways in which the process of colonization shaped childhood, and in turn how the experience of children affected life in colonial America.


Consuming Identities by Amy Katherine D. Lippert

Consuming Identities
  • Title : Consuming Identities
  • Author : Amy Katherine D. Lippert
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  • Pages : 1366
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Program of the ... Annual Meeting by Organization of American Historians. Meeting

Program of the ... Annual Meeting
  • Title : Program of the ... Annual Meeting
  • Author : Organization of American Historians. Meeting
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The Kiss in History by Senior Lecturer in Cultural History Karen Harvey

The Kiss in History
  • Title : The Kiss in History
  • Author : Senior Lecturer in Cultural History Karen Harvey
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  • Pages : 208
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This book arose from a conference, supported by the Royal Historical Society, which took place at Institute of Historical Research, University of London. The event was held under the auspices of the Bedford Center for the History of Women, Royal Holloway, University of London.


Program of the Annual Meeting - American Historical Association by American Historical Association

Program of the Annual Meeting - American Historical Association
  • Title : Program of the Annual Meeting - American Historical Association
  • Author : American Historical Association
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Some programs include also the programs of societies meeting concurrently with the association.


Historical Dictionary of the Early American Republic by Richard Buel

Historical Dictionary of the Early American Republic
  • Title : Historical Dictionary of the Early American Republic
  • Author : Richard Buel
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  • Pages : 395
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  • Language : English
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The formative period of the United States, running roughly from 1789 to 1829, has become remote and perhaps overly idealized. While the administrations of George Washington, John Adams, James Madison, James Monroe and John Quincy Adams set the country on the path to modernity by resolving some nagging problems left over from the Revolution, they failed to resolve many crucial issues, such as slavery, the treatment of Native Americans, and the consequences of industrial development. Despite many common goals, the gentry's leadership was riven by sectional friction, personal competition, and partisan bickering that almost tore the nation apart during the War of 1812. The Historical Dictionary of the Early American Republic recounts the achievements and the failures, the progress and the backsliding, and the high and low points of our forefathers. First traced in the chronology and then explained in the introduction, the history of our nation's formative years is laid out in great detail. The several hundred dictionary entries describe the more eminent persons, the evolving institutions, and the crucial events that our young country faced. An extensive bibliography is included to provide easy access for further studies.


Humanities by N.A

Humanities
  • Title : Humanities
  • Author : N.A
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Masterful Women by Kirsten E. Wood

Masterful Women
  • Title : Masterful Women
  • Author : Kirsten E. Wood
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
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  • Pages : 281
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Strange Red Cow by Sara Bader

Strange Red Cow
  • Title : Strange Red Cow
  • Author : Sara Bader
  • Publisher : Clarkson Potter
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  • Pages : 209
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Chronicles three hundred years in the evolution of the United States through an unusual compilation of personal ads, from the colonial period's earliest printed advertisements to today's Internet website postings.


Nineteenth-century Literature Criticism by Laurie Lanzen Harris

Nineteenth-century Literature Criticism
  • Title : Nineteenth-century Literature Criticism
  • Author : Laurie Lanzen Harris
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Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers and other creative writers who lived between 1800 and 1900, from the first published critical appraisals to current evaluations.


Censorship in a "golden Age" by Robert J. Pondillo

Censorship in a
  • Title : Censorship in a "golden Age"
  • Author : Robert J. Pondillo
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  • Pages : 666
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Current Contents by Institute for Scientific Information (Philadelphia)

Current Contents
  • Title : Current Contents
  • Author : Institute for Scientific Information (Philadelphia)
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