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

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

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The Syntax of Class explores the literary expression of the crisis of social classification that occupied U.S. public discourse in the wake of the European revolutions of 1848. Lacking a native language for expressing class differences, American writers struggled to find social taxonomies able to capture--and manage--increasingly apparent inequalities of wealth and power.

As new social types emerged at midcentury and, with them, new narratives of success and failure,… (more)

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Publisher: Princeton University Press (January 06, 2003)

Format: EPUB

File size: 672 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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