eBook American History Through Literature: 1870-1920, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Tom Quirk, Gary Scharnhorst
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  • ISBN-10: 0684314932
  • ISBN-13: 9780684314938
  • DDC: 810.935809
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - College Senior
  • 1340 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released December 2005
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006
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Overview

American History Through Literature: 1870--1920, designed for the general reader, presents literature not as a simple inventory of authors or titles but rather as a historical and cultural field viewed from a wide array of contemporary perspectives. This three-volume set provides a unique overview of the period following the Civil War through the emergence of the United States as a world power at the end of World War I. The set features more than 250 survey entries. Subjects include: political topics (Reform, Women's Suffrage); ideas in context (Scientific Materialism, Darwinism); values (Assimilation, Success); society (Labor, Mass Marketing); genres (Science Fiction, War Writing); popular entertainment (Baseball, Boxing); publishing (Scribner's Magazine); works of literature and nonfiction ("Billy Budd," "The Theory of the Leisure Class"); and much more. This A-Z, cross-referenced, and illustrated title offers analysis of a wide range of classics in American literature, viewed as cultural and historical documents, cultivates critical skills in reading texts from various perspectives, including aesthetic, biographical, social, historical, racial and gendered. Along with its companion title on the period covering 1820 to 1870, this set provides a comprehensive overview of a key century in American historical and literary studies.

Contributors

Contributors

  • Tom Quirk
  • Gary Scharnhorst

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 0684314649 | ISBN-13: 9780684314648

Reviews

"This three-volume reference (which complements the three-volume American history through literature 1820-1870) presents lengthy essays on works and themes in literature that contextualize them within their historical milieu. Many essays feature an individual work for the subject, describing the work's critical reception and interpretation while focusing on the events or themes it depicts, such as racism, class, or philosophical or religious belief. Thematic essays, including those on adolescence, city dwellers, humor, or social Darwinism, explore the meaning and impact of the concept during the era, with many specific literary examples. Each essay concludes with cross referencing and bibliography. May b&w images are included. The contributors teach English or history, mainly in the US." --Booknews.com, May 2007

— Booknews.com

"The entries in these volumes are generally thoughtful and good for high school or college students studying this time period. Each entry has a useful bibliography of primary and secondary works, and there is a table of contents as well as a helpful index." --ARBA, March 2007

— ARBA

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American History Through Literature: 1870-1920  (ISBN-10: 0684314649 | ISBN-13: 9780684314648)

This A-Z, cross-referenced and illustrated title provides a unique overview of the period following the Civil War through the emergence of the United States as a world power at the end of World War I. The set features more than 250 survey entries. Subjects include: political topics (Reform, Women's Suffrage); ideas in context (Scientific Materialism, Darwinism); values (Assimilation, Success); society (Labor, Mass Marketing); genres (Science Fiction, War Writing); popular entertainment (Baseball, Boxing); publishing (Scribner's Magazine); works of literature and nonfiction ("Billy Budd," "The Theory of the Leisure Class"); and much more. The analysis of a wide range of classics in American literature, viewed as cultural and historical documents, cultivates critical skills in reading texts from various perspectives, including aesthetic, biographical, social, historical, racial and gendered. Along with its companion title on the period covering 1820 to 1870, this set provides a comprehensive overview of a key century in American historical and literary studies.

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American History Through Literature: 1870-1920  (ISBN-10: 0684314649 | ISBN-13: 9780684314648)

This A-Z, cross-referenced and illustrated title provides a unique overview of the period following the Civil War through the emergence of the United States as a world power at the end of World War I. The set features more than 250 survey entries. Subjects include: political topics (Reform, Women's Suffrage); ideas in context (Scientific Materialism, Darwinism); values (Assimilation, Success); society (Labor, Mass Marketing); genres (Science Fiction, War Writing); popular entertainment (Baseball, Boxing); publishing (Scribner's Magazine); works of literature and nonfiction ("Billy Budd," "The Theory of the Leisure Class"); and much more. The analysis of a wide range of classics in American literature, viewed as cultural and historical documents, cultivates critical skills in reading texts from various perspectives, including aesthetic, biographical, social, historical, racial and gendered. Along with its companion title on the period covering 1820 to 1870, this set provides a comprehensive overview of a key century in American historical and literary studies.

While Gale strives to replicate print content, some content may not be available in the eBook version due to rights restrictions. Call your Sales Rep for details.

Price: $688.00