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By Shelley Streeby

ISBN-10: 0520223144

ISBN-13: 9780520223141

ISBN-10: 0520229452

ISBN-13: 9780520229457

This cutting edge cultural background investigates an interesting, exciting, and infrequently lurid collection of sensational literature that used to be very hot within the usa in 1848--including dime novels, affordable tale paper literature, and journalism for working-class americans. Shelley Streeby uncovers subject matters and photographs during this "literature of sensation" that show the profound impression that the U.S.-Mexican battle and different nineteenth-century imperial ventures during the Americas had on U.S. politics and tradition. Streeby's research of this interesting physique of renowned literature and mass tradition broadens right into a sweeping demonstration of the significance of the concept that of empire for knowing U.S. heritage and literature.

This available, interdisciplinary publication brilliantly analyzes the sensational literature of George Lippard, A.J.H Duganne, Ned Buntline, Metta Victor, Mary Denison, John Rollin Ridge, Louisa may well Alcott, and plenty of different writers. Streeby additionally discusses antiwar articles within the exertions and land reform press; rules approximately Mexico, Cuba, and Nicaragua in pop culture; and lots more and plenty extra. even though the Civil warfare has frequently been a massive interval marker in U.S. historical past and literature, Streeby proposes an enormous paradigm shift by utilizing mass tradition to teach that the U.S.-Mexican warfare and different conflicts with Mexicans and local american citizens within the borderlands have been primary in forming the complicated nexus of race, gender, and sophistication within the United States.

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