Cultural Narratives: Textuality and Performance in American Culture Before 1900

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This collection of original essays examines debates on how written, printed, visual, and performed works produced meaning in American culture before 1900. The contributors argue that America has been a multimedia culture since the eighteenth century. According to Sandra M. Gustafson, the verbal arts before 1900 manifest a strikingly rich pattern of development and change. From the wide variety of indigenous traditions, through the initial productions of settler communities, to the elaborations of colonial, postcolonial, and ...

Cultural Narratives: Textuality and Performance in American Culture Before 1900 2010, University of Notre Dame Press

ISBN-13: 9780268029760

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