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Bodies of reform : the rhetoric of character in Gilded Age America

Author: James B Salazar
Publisher: New York : New York Univ. Press, 2010.
Series: America and the long 19th century
Edition/Format:   Print book : Government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: Jane Addams; Charlotte Perkins Gilman; Pauline E Hopkins; Herman Melville; Mark Twain; Jane Addams; Charlotte Perkins Gilman; Pauline E Hopkins; Herman Melville; Mark Twain
Material Type: Government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James B Salazar
ISBN: 9780814741306 0814741304 9780814741313 0814741312 9780814741320 0814741320
OCLC Number: 705902560
Description: x, 300 Seiten : Illustrationen.
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
Series Title: America and the long 19th century
Responsibility: James B. Salazar.

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A comprehensive and original study of the various ways the rhetoric of character appeared in American culture. -- Debra Bernardi * American Literary Realism * Salazar's splendid study gives this term Read more...

 
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