Bodies of Reform: The Rhetoric of Character in Gilded Age America (America and the long 19th century) (eBook, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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Bodies of Reform: The Rhetoric of Character in Gilded Age America (America and the long 19th century)

Author: James B Salazar
Publisher: New York University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Charts the development of the concept of "character" in the fictional genres, social reform movements, and political cultures of the United States from the mid-nineteenth to the early-twentieth  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print
Bodies of Reform: The Rhetoric of Character in Gilded Age America (America and the long 19th century)
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James B Salazar
OCLC Number: 939167767
Notes: Book.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction: "The Grandest Thing in the World" 1 Philanthropic Taste: Race and Character in Herman Melville's The Confidence-Man 2 Character Is Capital: Manufacturing Habit in Mark Twain's Character Factory 3 Muscle Memory: Building the Body Politic of Character in Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the National Police Gazette 4 "A Story Written on Her Face": Pauline Hopkins's Unmaking of the Inherited Character of Race 5 Character's Conduct: Spaces of Interethnic Emulation in Jane Addams's "Charitable Effort" Notes IndexAbout the Author

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Salazar's splendid study gives this term a cultural history, and in the process shows how the rhetoric of character has profound effects on what we do from child-rearing, to physical exercise, to Read more...

 
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