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Cultural narratives : textuality and performance in American culture before 1900

Author: Sandra M Gustafson; Caroline Sloat
Publisher: Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©2010.
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A collection of essays that examines debates on how written, printed, visual, and performed works produced meaning in American culture before 1900. This title argues that America has been a  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra M Gustafson; Caroline Sloat
ISBN: 9780268029760 0268029768
OCLC Number: 468973389
Description: vi, 393 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / Caroline F. Sloat --
Hand piety, or, Operating a book in early New England / Matthew P. Brown --
Poor performance : incompetence in conversation, manuscript, and print in British America / David S. Shields --
Addressing maps in British America : print, performance, and the cartographic reformation / Martin Brückner --
Print, manuscript, and staged performance : dramatic authorship and text circulation in the new republic / Jeffrey H. Richards --
From performance to print in the native northeast / Phillip H. Round --
Beyond the printed word : native women's literacy practices in colonial New England / Hilary E. Wyss --
Sarah Wentworth Morton and changing models of authorship / Angela Vietto --
The path of a play script : Louisa Medina's Nick of the Woods / Katherine Wilson --
"The speaking eye and the listening ear" : orality, literacy, and manuscript traditions in northern New England villages / Joan Newlon Radner --
Print poetry as oral "event" in nineteenth-century American periodicals / Ingrid Satelmajer --
Silenced women and silent language in early abolitionist serials / Joycelyn Moody --
Straddling the color line : the print revolution and the transmission, performance, and reception of American vernacular music / Philip F. Gura --
Secret in altered lines : the Civil War song in manuscript, print, and performance publics / Coleman Hutchison --
The state between orality and textuality : nineteenth-century government reports and "orature" / Oz Frankel --
Authentic revisions : James Redpath and the promotion of social reform in America, 1850-90 / Susan S. Williams --
Reading the image : visual culture as print culture and the performance of a bourgeois self / Laura Burd Schiavo --
The emerging media of early America / Sandra M. Gustafson.
Responsibility: edited by Sandra M. Gustafson and Caroline F. Sloat.
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"Gustafson and Sloat show how memories 'have enough cultural currency to be a historical category.' Textual information is well cited and documented, and the titles of the chapters are intriguing. Read more...

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