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Amelia’s Bloomers: Bleak House Refashioned

Sarah Meer

in American Claimants: The Transatlantic Romance, c. 1820-1920

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198812517
eISBN:
9780191894695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812517.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter draws on the discussions in chapter 4 (illegitimacy, links with British editors, Julia Griffiths’s role), to read the reprinting of Bleak House in Frederick Douglass’ Paper. This brings ... More


The Empire Club Strikes Back

Mark Lawrence Schrad

in Smashing the Liquor Machine: A Global History of Prohibition

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780190841577
eISBN:
9780197523322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190841577.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

A key flaw in the standard, culturalist interpretation is that prohibitionism was a “whitelash” of conservative, rural, nativists “disciplining” of immigrants and blacks. The reality of 1840s New ... More


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