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The syntax of class : writing inequality in nineteenth-century America

Author: Amy Schrager Lang
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2003.
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"The Syntax of Class explores the literary expression of the crisis of social classification that occupied U.S. public discourse in the wake of the European revolutions of 1848. Lacking a native language for expressing class differences, American writers struggled to find social taxonomies able to capture - and manage - increasingly apparent inequalities of wealth and power."--Jacket.
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Lang, Amy Schrager.
Syntax of class.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2003
(DLC) 2002030780
(OCoLC)50479272
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Schrager Lang
ISBN: 9781400825639 1400825636
OCLC Number: 680040809
Awards: Short-listed for Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles 2003 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource (152 pages)
Contents: Introduction : Class, Classification, and Conflict --
Home, in the Better Sense : The Model Woman, the Middle Class, and the Harmony of Interests --
Orphaned in America : Color, Class, and Community --
Indexical People : Women, Workers, and the Limits of Literary Language --
Beginning Again : Love, Money, and a Circle of "Friends."
Responsibility: Amy Schrager Lang.

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