Everyday Ideas: Socioliterary Experience Among Antebellum New Englanders

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Univ. of Tennessee Press, 2006 - 430页
Everyday Ideas: Socioliterary Experience among Antebellum New Englanders takes an unprecedented look at the use of literature in everyday life in one of history's most literate societies-the home ground of the American Renaissance. Using information pulled from four thousand manuscript letters and diaries, Everyday Ideas provides a comprehensive picture of how the social and literary dimensions of human existence related in antebellum New England. Penned by ordinary people-factory workers, farmers, clerks, storekeepers, domestics, and teachers and other professionals-the writings examined here brim with thoughtful references to published texts, lectures, and speeches by the period's canonized authors and lesser lights. These personal accounts also give an insider's perspective on issues ranging from economic problems, to social status conflicts, to being separated from loved ones by region, state, or nation. Everyday Ideas examines such references and accounts and interprets the multiple ways literature figured into the lives of these New Englanders. An important aid in understanding historical readers and social authorship practices, Everyday Ideas is a unique resource on New England and provides a framework for understanding the profound role of ideas in the everyday world of the antebellum period.
 

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Production
1
of the Charles M Cobb Journal
4
Portrait of Mary Pierce Poor
18
Deploying
27
A Visit from the Genius of Artillery
38
Writing within Genre
49
The Flower
58
Dissemination
71
Salem Town The Progressive Pictorial Primer
182
Receiving Public Lectures
197
Martha Osborne Barrett
217
Reception of Books and Periodicals
221
Fall Fashions for 1840
229
Everyday
243
James A Healy
265
Harriett Low
276

Presenting
91
Lending and Borrowing
109
Dissemination through
127
John Park
129
Persis Sibley Andrews and Her Daughter Lotte
152
Finding Time
175
The Civil War and the Fate
285
Notes
295
Works Cited
365
Index
401
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Ronald and Mary Zboray are the authors of A Handbook for the Study of Book History in the United States and Literary Dollars and Social Sense: A People's History of the Mass Market Book. They have written articles for Journalism History, American Quarterly, Journal of the Early Republic, Libraries and Culture, Nineteenth-Century Literature, and American Studies.

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