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Author Streeby, Shelley, 1963-

Title American sensations : class, empire, and the production of popular culture / Shelley Streeby.

Publication Info. Berkeley : University of California Press, [2002]


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Description 1 online resource (xv, 384 pages) : illustrations.
Series American crossroads ; 9
American crossroads ; 9.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-377) and index.
Contents Introduction: city and empire in the American 1848 -- George Lippard's 1848: empire, amnesia, and the U.S.-Mexican War -- The story-paper empire -- Foreign bodies and international race romance -- From imperial adventure to Bowery B'hoys and Buffalo Bill: Ned Buntline, nativism, and class -- The contradictions of anti-imperialism -- The hacienda, the factory, and the plantation -- The dime novel, the Civil War, and empire -- Joaquin Murrieta and popular culture.
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Summary This innovative cultural history investigates an intriguing, thrilling, and often lurid assortment of sensational literature that was extremely popular in the United States in 1848--including dime novels, cheap story paper literature, and journalism for working-class Americans.
Subject American fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Popular literature -- United States -- History and criticism.
Literature and society -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Social classes in literature.
Sensationalism in literature.
Ethnic groups in literature.
Imperialism in literature.
Nativism in literature.
Race in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
American fiction. (OCoLC)fst00807048
Ethnic groups in literature. (OCoLC)fst00915988
Imperialism in literature. (OCoLC)fst00968142
Literature and society. (OCoLC)fst01000096
Nativism in literature. (OCoLC)fst01033939
Popular literature. (OCoLC)fst01071405
Race in literature. (OCoLC)fst01086506
Sensationalism in literature. (OCoLC)fst01896100
Social classes in literature. (OCoLC)fst01122375
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1800 - 1899
Indexed Term Litteratur Engelsk, amerikansk litteratur.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Streeby, Shelley, 1963- American sensations. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2002 0520223144 (DLC) 2001006437 (OCoLC)48397926
ISBN 9780520935877 (electronic bk.)
052093587X (electronic bk.)
0585419639 (electronic bk.)
9780585419633 (electronic bk.)
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