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Contesting the Past, Reconstructing the Nation American Literature and Culture in the Gilded Age, 1876-1893

Author: Benjamin A Railton
Publisher: Alabama University of Alabama Press 2009
Series: Amer Lit Realism & Naturalism
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Fables of American history embodied in Gilded Age literature In this study of Gilded Age literature and culture, Benjamin Railton proposes that in the years after Reconstruction, America's identity was often contested through distinct and competing conceptions of the nation's history. He argues that the United States moved toward unifying and univocal historical narratives in the years between the Centennial and  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin A Railton
ISBN: 9780817315801 0817315802 9780817380205 0817380205
OCLC Number: 1020172051
Description: 1 online resource (327 Seiten)
Series Title: Amer Lit Realism & Naturalism

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Fables of American history embodied in Gilded Age literature In this study of Gilded Age literature and culture, Benjamin Railton proposes that in the years after Reconstruction, America's identity was often contested through distinct and competing conceptions of the nation's history. He argues that the United States moved toward unifying and univocal historical narratives in the years between the Centennial and Columbian Expositions, that ongoing social conflict provided sites for complications of those narratives, and that works of historical literature offer some ...

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