By Tom Quirk
This A-Z, cross-referenced and illustrated name offers a different evaluation of the interval following the Civil struggle in the course of the emergence of the us as an international energy on the finish of global conflict I. The set good points greater than 250 survey entries. topics contain: political issues (Reform, Women's Suffrage); principles in context (Scientific Materialism, Darwinism); values (Assimilation, Success); society (Labor, Mass Marketing); genres (Science Fiction, conflict Writing); renowned leisure (Baseball, Boxing); publishing (Scribner's Magazine); works of literature and nonfiction ("Billy Budd," "The concept of the relaxation Class"); and lots more and plenty extra. The research of quite a lot of classics in American literature, considered as cultural and ancient records, cultivates serious talents in analyzing texts from a number of views, together with aesthetic, biographical, social, ancient, racial and gendered. besides its better half name at the interval protecting 1820 to 1870, this set presents a finished assessment of a key century in American historic and literary experiences.
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On the other hand, Antin also knows that her poem’s performance is not complete until she impresses students such as Lizzie McDee, a native-born American. ” This recognition— from immigrant to American—is the point Antin wanted her “born Americans” to stumble upon when they joined her teachers and her classmates in praising her story, her Americanization. Accept my universal story as part of yours, she seems to say, and you must accept that your identity has been transformed too. The point is not that Antin renounces her Jewish identity, though she is free to do so.
Sanger, resident physician at the correctional facility on Blackwell’s Island, New York, prepared The History of Prostitution: Its Extent, Causes, and Effects throughout the World (1858) as an official report to the governor of the Alms-House of the City of New York. The first two-thirds of this nearly sevenhundred-page tome, largely compiled from other sources, traces the history of prostitution around the world. The last third of the book is based on primary research. At the time of its publication, Sanger’s History of Prostitution was recognized as the most important sociological study of prostitution ever conducted.
THE AUTHOR Herbert Croly was born on 23 January 1869 in New York City. His mother, Jane Cunningham Croly, who wrote under the name “Jennie June,” was a nationally known author on women’s topics and a pioneer in the creation of women’s clubs across the country. His father, David Goodman Croly, was a respected New York journalist, editor of the New York World, and a spirited evangelist in America for the positivist views of the French thinker Auguste Comte (1798–1857). Young Herbert, therefore, grew up in a home swirling with books and ideas and frequented by stimulating visitors, a home where conveying ideas through writing was practically a daily way of life.