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Mechanic Accents: Dime Novels and Working-Class Culture in America - Michael Demming
Mechanic Accents: Dime Novels and Working-Class Culture in America
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A second edition of a widely acclaimed study of American popular fiction and working-class culture. Combining Marxist literary theory with American labor history, Michael Denning explores what happened when, in the 19th century, working people began to read cheap novels and the "fiction question"... show more
A second edition of a widely acclaimed study of American popular fiction and working-class culture. Combining Marxist literary theory with American labor history, Michael Denning explores what happened when, in the 19th century, working people began to read cheap novels and the "fiction question" became a class question. Includes a new Afterword by the author.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781859842508 (185984250X)
Publisher: Verso
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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2.0 Dime novels and the workers who read them
In this book Michael Denning studies the working class of 19th and early 20th century America through an unusual medium – the books they read. He views young factory workers of both genders as the main audience of the mass-produced “dime novels” of the era, the action-adventure and rags-to-riches ta...
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