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This A-Z, cross-referenced and illustrated name presents a distinct evaluation of the interval following the Civil struggle throughout the emergence of the U.S. as an international strength on the finish of worldwide struggle I. The set gains greater than 250 survey entries. topics comprise: political themes (Reform, Women's Suffrage); principles in context (Scientific Materialism, Darwinism); values (Assimilation, Success); society (Labor, Mass Marketing); genres (Science Fiction, warfare Writing); renowned leisure (Baseball, Boxing); publishing (Scribner's Magazine); works of literature and nonfiction ("Billy Budd," "The concept of the rest Class"); and masses extra. The research of quite a lot of classics in American literature, seen as cultural and old records, cultivates severe abilities in examining texts from numerous views, together with aesthetic, biographical, social, old, racial and gendered. besides its significant other identify at the interval overlaying 1820 to 1870, this set presents a complete assessment of a key century in American historic and literary reviews.

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In 1875 Max Auzinger developed a “black art principle,” a conjuring trick of covering scaffolds and supports when featuring such objects as “floating” trumpets and tambourines during séances. In the half-century between the fake discoveries of the Cardiff Giant and the Piltdown Man, pseudoscientific fads thrived on both sides of the Atlantic. Among con artists of the period were some who allegedly hoped to teach a lesson. In 1908 Douglas Blackburn admitted that he and G. A. Smith had never communicated telepathically, as they had been claiming for the last quarter of a century.

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1968. Edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli. New York: Columbia University Press, 1992. Coultrap-McQuin, Susan. Doing Literary Business: American Women Writers in the Nineteenth Century. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1990. Freedman, Jonathan. Professions of Taste: Henry James, British Aestheticism, and Commodity Culture. : Stanford University Press, 1990. , ed. Professions and Professional Ideologies in America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1983. Glazener, Nancy. S.

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