Mechanic Accents: Dime Novels and Working-Class Culture in America
Publish date: September 1st 1987
Pages no: 259
Edition language: English
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...