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By Gary (Editors) Quirk Tom;Scharnhorst

This A-Z, cross-referenced and illustrated name presents a different evaluation of the interval following the Civil conflict in the course of the emergence of the us as an international energy on the finish of worldwide battle I. The set positive factors greater than 250 survey entries. matters comprise: political issues (Reform, Women's Suffrage); rules in context (Scientific Materialism, Darwinism); values (Assimilation, Success); society (Labor, Mass Marketing); genres (Science Fiction, struggle Writing); well known leisure (Baseball, Boxing); publishing (Scribner's Magazine); works of literature and nonfiction ("Billy Budd," "The concept of the rest Class"); and lots more and plenty extra. The research of a variety of classics in American literature, considered as cultural and historic files, cultivates serious talents in studying texts from a variety of views, together with aesthetic, biographical, social, ancient, racial and gendered. in addition to its better half name at the interval protecting 1820 to 1870, this set offers a complete review of a key century in American historic and literary reports.

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