The Syntax of Class: Writing Inequality in Nineteenth-Century America

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Lacking a native language for expressing class differences, American writers in the wake of the European revolutions of 1848 struggled to find social taxonomies able to captureand manageincreasingly apparent inequalities of wealth and power. As new social types emerged, and with them, new narratives of success and failure, police and reformers became weary of the dangerous classes, while novelists as different as Maria Cummins, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Frank Webb, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, and Horatio Alger, Jr., focused their ...

The Syntax of Class: Writing Inequality in Nineteenth-Century America 2006, University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, MI

ISBN-13: 9780472031818

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The Syntax of Class: Writing Inequality in Nineteenth-Century America 2003, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691113890

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