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 The Gilded Age and Progressive Era: Mastery, Modern Doubt, and the Costs of Progress

Christopher McKnight Nichols

in Prophesies of Godlessness: Predictions of America's Iminent Secularization from the Puritans to Postmodernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195342536
eISBN:
9780199867042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342536.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines three important strands of progressive thought in the late nineteenth century to reveal the tensions between ideas about progress, religion, and science, and resulting ... More


Emerson in the Gilded Age

Randall Fuller

in Emerson's Ghosts: Literature, Politics, and the Making of Americanists

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195313925
eISBN:
9780199787753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313925.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines four 19th-century biographer-critics of Emerson in order to address the notion of canonicity as it applies to the Gilded Age and, by implication, as it relates to the complex ... More


A Sweet Land That Never Was, circa 1994–2001

Emily Satterwhite

in Dear Appalachia: Readers, Identity, and Popular Fiction since 1878

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813130101
eISBN:
9780813135854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813130101.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 5 argues that anxieties about culturelessness and the disappearance of authentic places during the Neo-Gilded Age beginning in the 1980s spurred the resurgence of literary regionalism at a ... More


Introduction

Josephine Nock-Hee Park

in Apparitions of Asia: Modernist Form and Asian American Politics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332735
eISBN:
9780199868148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332735.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, American, 20th Century Literature

The introduction reads figures of transpacific alliance in the Orientalist verse of Walt Whitman and Ernest Fenollosa. Their grand visions of a union between East and West installed a poetics of ... More


Lexington in the Gilded Age: Public Voices

Kolan Thomas Morelock

in Taking the Town: Collegiate and Community Culture in the Bluegrass, 1880-1917

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125046
eISBN:
9780813135113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125046.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Although Lexington and other towns and cities in Kentucky acquired some damage during the Civil War that also signified the end of Reconstruction as well as the military occupation of the South, ... More


Jack London: A Writer's Fight for a Better America

Cecelia Tichi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622668
eISBN:
9781469625065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622668.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Jack London (1876–1916) found fame with his wolf-dog tales and sagas of the frozen North, but this text challenges the long-standing view of London as merely a mass-market producer of potboilers. A ... More


“Pioneers of Spoliation”: Woolson’s Horace Chase and the Role of Magazine Writing in the Gilded-Age Development of the South

Kevin E. O’Donnell

in Witness to Reconstruction: Constance Fenimore Woolson and the Postbellum South, 1873-1894

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617030253
eISBN:
9781617030260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617030253.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter presents a reading of Woolson’s last novel Horace Chase, where she links the industrial and commercial exploitation of the South with her contributions to illustrated magazines. By ... More


The Gilded Age and the Challenge of Industrialization

James W. Ely

in The Guardian of Every Other Right: A Constitutional History of Property Rights

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195323337
eISBN:
9780199851508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323337.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter investigates how the Gilded Age and the challenge of industrialization affected property rights in America. It discusses the actions taken by the Supreme Court that showed its ... More


“Put Me in Class with the Widow Who Gave the Mite”: Lexington's Joseph Tanner in the Gilded Age

Kolan Thomas Morelock

in Taking the Town: Collegiate and Community Culture in the Bluegrass, 1880-1917

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125046
eISBN:
9780813135113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125046.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Attorney Joseph Tanner, who served as Lexington's Democratic city treasurer, ran for reelection in that position in February 1884. Tanner's first seat in city government was acquired in 1881. During ... More


Telling Fictions

Forrest G. Robinson

in The Author-Cat: Clemens's Life in Fiction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823227877
eISBN:
9780823240968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823227877.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Clemens's first novel, The Gilded Age, which he coauthored with Charles Dudley Warner, is a notable exception to this general pattern. His family members served as models for major characters, but ... More


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