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Reading acts : U.S. readers' interactions with literature, 1800-1950 /

by Ryan, Barbara; Thomas, Amy M.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, c2002Edition: 1st ed.Description: xv, 289 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 1572331828 (acid-free paper).Subject(s): Books and reading -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Books and reading -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Literature and society -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Literature and society -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Women -- Books and reading -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Women -- Books and reading -- United States -- History -- 20th centuryOnline Resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Blunted hearts : female readers and printed authority in the early republic / Elisabeth B. Nichols -- This cultivated mind : reading and identity in a nineteenth-century reader / Alison M. Scott -- Reading women/women reading : the making of learned women in antebellum America / Mary Kelley -- The reader retailored : Thomas Carlyle, his American audiences, and the politics of evidence / Leon Jackson -- Reading the silences : documenting the history of American Tract Society readers in the antebellum South / Amy M. Thomas -- Reading and middle-class identity in Victorian America : cultural consumption, conspicuous and otherwise / Barbara Sicherman -- A real basis from which to judge : fan mail to Gene Stratton-Porter / Barbara Ryan -- Ornaments, tools, or friends : literary reading at the Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers, 1921-1938 / Jane Greer -- Pulp fictions and problem girls : reading and rewriting single pregnancy in the postwar United States / Regina G. Kunzel -- You make us articulate : reading, education, and community in Dorothy Canfield's middlebrow America / Jennifer Parchesky -- They flash upon that inward eye : poetry recitation and American readers / Joan Shelley Rubin.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-282) and index.

Blunted hearts : female readers and printed authority in the early republic / Elisabeth B. Nichols -- This cultivated mind : reading and identity in a nineteenth-century reader / Alison M. Scott -- Reading women/women reading : the making of learned women in antebellum America / Mary Kelley -- The reader retailored : Thomas Carlyle, his American audiences, and the politics of evidence / Leon Jackson -- Reading the silences : documenting the history of American Tract Society readers in the antebellum South / Amy M. Thomas -- Reading and middle-class identity in Victorian America : cultural consumption, conspicuous and otherwise / Barbara Sicherman -- A real basis from which to judge : fan mail to Gene Stratton-Porter / Barbara Ryan -- Ornaments, tools, or friends : literary reading at the Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers, 1921-1938 / Jane Greer -- Pulp fictions and problem girls : reading and rewriting single pregnancy in the postwar United States / Regina G. Kunzel -- You make us articulate : reading, education, and community in Dorothy Canfield's middlebrow America / Jennifer Parchesky -- They flash upon that inward eye : poetry recitation and American readers / Joan Shelley Rubin.

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