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Salazar, James B
Bodies of reform : the rhetoric of character in Gilded Age America / James B. Salazar
Alternate Title Rhetoric of character in Gilded Age America
New York : New York University Press, c2010
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 4th Floor  PS374.C43 S36 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) American fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism
Character in literature
Characters and characteristics in literature
National characteristics, American, in literature
Character -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Rhetoric -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Political culture -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Politics and literature -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Physical Description x, 300 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-284) and index
Contents Introduction: the grandest thing in the world -- Philanthropic taste: race and character in Herman Melville's The confidence-man -- Character is capital: manufacturing habit in Mark Twain's character-factory -- Muscle memory: building the body politic of character in Charlotte Perkins Gilman and The National Police Gazette -- A story written on her face: Pauline Hopkins's unmaking of the inherited character of race -- Character's conduct: spaces of interethnic emulation in Jane Addams's charitable effort
Series America and the long 19th century

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