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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.
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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 Citys extensive sexual underworld. Publications like the Flash and the Whipdistinguished by a captivating brew of lowbrow humor and titillating gossip about prostitutes, theater denizens, and sporting eventswere not the sort generally bound in leather for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cohen, Patricia Cline.
Flash press.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007039994
(OCoLC)173509415
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Cline Cohen; Timothy J Gilfoyle; Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz; American Antiquarian Society.
ISBN: 9780226112350 0226112357
OCLC Number: 304494946
Description: 1 online resource (278 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: CONTENTS; INTRODUCTION; PART I. THE FLASH PRESS; 1 BEGINNINGS: RIVALRY AND SATIRE; 2 SEXUAL POLITICS; 3 TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS; 4 LEGACIES; PART 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; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; APPENDIX; NOTES; INDEX.
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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Obscene, libidinous, loathsome, lascivious. Those were just some of the ways critics described the nineteenth-century weeklies that covered and publicized New York Citys extensive sexual underworld. Publications like the Flash and the Whipdistinguished by a captivating brew of lowbrow humor and titillating gossip about prostitutes, theater denizens, and sporting eventswere not the sort generally bound in leather for future reference, and despite their popularity with an enthusiastic readership, they quickly receded into almost complete obscurity. Recently, though, two sizable collections of.

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