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Plantation Heiress Fiction, Slavery, and the Properties of White Marriage

Jeffory A. Clymer

in Family Money: Property, Race, and Literature in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199897704
eISBN:
9780199980123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199897704.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Chapter 3 considers how the color line shaped disputes over the economic position of women within marriage between whites. In books featuring the travails of white plantation heiresses, novelist E. ... More


Cheap Sensation: Pamphlet Potboilers and Beadle’s Dime Novels

Shelley Streeby

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 5: The American Novel to 1870

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385359
eISBN:
9780190252786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385359.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter focuses on the cheap sensational fiction written by authors such as George Lippard, Ned Buntline, and A. J. H. Duganne for story-papers in the late nineteenth century. More specifically, ... More


Johnny Morrow and the Dangerous Classes

Vincent DiGirolamo

in Crying the News: A History of America's Newsboys

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780195320251
eISBN:
9780190933258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195320251.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Poor people of all ages and races peddled papers to eke out a living during the hard times of the 1850s. Vast numbers of children in New York slept on the streets, scrounged for food, and washed at ... More


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