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The American 1890s : a cultural reader

Author: Susan Harris Smith; Melanie Dawson
Publisher: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2000.
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America at the last fin de siecle was in a period of profound societal transition. This is a wide-ranging anthology of essays, criticism, and fiction first printed in periodicals during those last  Read more...

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American 1890s.
Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)654845985
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Harris Smith; Melanie Dawson
ISBN: 0822324768 9780822324768 0822325128 9780822325123
OCLC Number: 42842378
Description: xv, 468 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Becoming cultured and culture as commodity. "The ideal of culture" / F.W. Gunsaulus --
"Wealth" / Andrew Carnegie --
Brief observations on the habit of reading. "The reading habit" ; "Courses of reading" ; "What Chicago people read" ; "A note on servants' libraries" --
"The novel-reading habit"/ George Clarke --
"The pelican" / Edith Wharton --
"The economic theory of women's dress" / Thorstein Veblen --
2. The idea of types. "The modern American mood" / William Dean Howells --
"The provincials," from a series "Sketches of American types" / Octave Thanet --
"The conduct of life" from a series "The art of living" / Robert Grant --
"The college graduate and public life" / Theodore Roosevelt --
"The awakening of the Negro" / Booker T. Washington --
3. Labor. "The workers--
the West : among the revolutionaries" / Walter A. Wyckoff --
"In the depths of a coal mine" / Stephen Crane --
"A paying concern : a true story of American factory life" / Gertrude Roscoe --
"The night run of the 'Overland' : a story of domestic life among the railroad people" / Elmore Elliott Peake --
"Women and girls in sweat-shops" / Florence Kelley --
"Working-girls clubs" / Clara Sidney Davidge. 4. Social, ethnic, and racial strife. "Club life among outcasts" / Josiah Flynt --
"The future of the red man" / Simon Pokagon --
"Lynch law in the South" / Frederick Douglass --
"A ghetto wedding" / Abraham Cahan --
"The genesis of the gang" / Jacob A. Riis --
"Step-brothers to dives" / Louise Betts Edwards --
5. Mental health & physical training. "The gospel of relaxation" / William James --
"Fashion's slaves" / B.O. Flower --
"Woman and the bicycle" / Marguerite Merington --
"A fin de cycle incident" / Edna C. Jackson --
"Physical education vs degeneracy" / H.W. Foster --
"On being civilized too much" / Henry Charles Merwin. 6. The promises of formal education. "A Negro schoolmaster in the new South" / W.E. Burghardt Du Bois --
"Modern college education" / John Brisben Walker --
"The greatest need of college girls" / Annie Payson Call --
"The school days of an Indian girl" / Zitkala-Să --
"The march of progress" / Charles W. Chesnutt --
"The ingrate" / Paul Laurence Dunbar --
"The genius of Bowlder Bluff" / Abbe Carter Goodloe --
7. The future & cultural change. "What a great city might be--
a lesson from the White City" / John Coleman Adams --
"The problem of the West" / Frederick J. Turner --
"The divorce of man from nature" / Anna R. Weeks --
"Susan's escort" / Edward Everett Hale --
"Twenty-four: four" / Elizabeth Stuart Phelps --
"Within an ace of the end of the world" / Robert Barr.
Responsibility: Susan Harris Smith & Melanie Dawson, editors.
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