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The flash press : sporting male weeklies in 1840s New York

Author: Patricia Cline Cohen; Timothy J Gilfoyle; Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz; American Antiquarian Society.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Series: Historical studies of urban America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Obscene, libidinous, loathsome, lascivious. Those were just some of the ways critics described the nineteenth-century weeklies that covered and publicized New York City's extensive sexual underworld. Publications like the Flash and the Whip--distinguished by a captivating brew of lowbrow humor and titillating gossip about prostitutes, theater denizens, and sporting events--were not the sort generally bound in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Cline Cohen; Timothy J Gilfoyle; Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz; American Antiquarian Society.
ISBN: 9780226112336 0226112330 9780226112343 0226112349
OCLC Number: 173509415
Description: 278 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. I. The Flash Press --
1. Beginnings: Rivalry and Satire --
2. Sexual Politics --
3. Trials and Tribulations --
4. Legacies --
pt. II. Flash Press Excerpts --
1. Purposes --
2. Libertinism --
3. Brothel Life --
4. Heterosexuality --
5. Gossip, Vituperation, and Blackmail --
6. Racism, Anti-Amalgamation --
7. Homosexuality --
8. Indictments --
9. Sports and Theater in the Flash World --
10. The Illustrations of John H. Manning.
Series Title: Historical studies of urban America.
Responsibility: Patricia Cline Cohen, Timothy J. Gilfoyle, and Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz ; in association with the American Antiquarian Society.
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Including short tales of urban life, editorials on prostitution, and moralizing rants against homosexuality, this work features selections that epitomize a distinct form of urban journalism. It  Read more...

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