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Bret Harte, Urban Spectatorship, and the Bohemian West

in Bohemia in America, 1858-1920

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760836
eISBN:
9780804772549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760836.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter explores how “Bohemia” figured in the early writings and careers of Bret Harte, who wrote under the pseudonym “The Bohemian” in a regular column from 1859 to 1863, and other Golden Era ... More


Sam Clemens the Missourian: Early Acquaintances with “Chinamen”

Selina Lai-Henderson

in Mark Twain in China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804789646
eISBN:
9780804794756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789646.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter begins with Clemens’s early adventures in the American West in the 1860s. What Clemens witnessed in the frontier would contradict the founding ideals that he once learned as a child in ... More


Real American Writers: Joyce and American Literature

Brian Fox

in James Joyce's America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198814023
eISBN:
9780191869822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814023.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 3 focuses on Joyce’s allusions to American literature. It will look to historicize precisely Joyce’s use of American literature within contemporary perceptions of that writing and the canon; ... More


Evening the Odds through Chinese Exclusion

Tara Fickle

in The Race Card: From Gaming Technologies to Model Minorities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781479868551
eISBN:
9781479805686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479868551.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter uncovers the influential role of gambling in the passage of late nineteenth-century immigration laws barring Asian laborers. Although historians have long treated Asian American gambling ... More


Vagrancy and Comparative Racialization in Huckleberry Finn and “Three Vagabonds of Trinidad”

Hsuan L. Hsu

in Sitting in Darkness: Mark Twain's Asia and Comparative Racialization

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479880416
eISBN:
9781479843404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479880416.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the legal and cultural connections between vagrancy and racialization by focusing on the ways in which the relative immobilization of Chinese, Native American, and black bodies ... More


San Francisco in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City by the Bay

Federal Writers Project of the Works Project Administration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268807
eISBN:
9780520948877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268807.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

“San Francisco has no single landmark by which the world may identify it,” according to this book, originally published in 1940. This would surely come as a surprise to the millions who know and love ... More


The American Short Story and the Prodigal Son

Alison M. Jack

in The Prodigal Son in English and American Literature: Five Hundred Years of Literary Homecomings

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198817291
eISBN:
9780191858819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817291.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The prevalence of the Prodigal Son paradigm in the American short story tradition is analysed as offering a perspective on issues of independence and identity. The significance of the personal change ... More


“Plagued by Their Own Inventions” Refmming the Technological Ruins of San Francisco, 1906–1909

in Untimely Ruins: An Archaeology of American Urban Modernity, 1819-1919

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226946634
eISBN:
9780226946658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226946658.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Photography has played a central role in the representation of both cities and ruins. No one can dispute the camera's prolific capacity to reproduce ruins in large quantities—especially those of ... More


The Struggle for the Cultural Heritage: Christina Stead Refunctions Charles Dickens and Mark Twain

Jonathan Arac

in Impure Worlds: The Institution of Literature in the Age of the Novel

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231782
eISBN:
9780823241149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231782.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Samuel Clemens Pollit-Stead's composite figure of Charles Dickens and Mark Twain as petit-bourgeois paterfamilias and socialist booster of the 1930s allows her to explore, at once critically and ... More


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