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How the Arabian Nights Inspired the American Dream 1791–1935

Susan Nance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832745
eISBN:
9781469605784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807894057_nance
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Americans have always shown a fascination with the people, customs, and legends of the “East”—witness the popularity of the stories of the Arabian Nights, the performances of Arab belly dancers and ... More


Capitalism and the Arabian Nights, 1790–1892

Susan Nance

in How the Arabian Nights Inspired the American Dream 1791–1935

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832745
eISBN:
9781469605784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807894057_nance.5
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter sets the stage with the story of how the Arabian Nights inspired the dream of contented and abundant consumption in the United States during the nineteenth century. It was in admiration ... More


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