The Unvarnished Truth: Personal Narratives in Nineteenth-Century America

The Unvarnished Truth: Personal Narratives in Nineteenth-Century America

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The practice of selling one's tale of woe to make a buck has long been a part of American culture. The Unvarnished Truth: Personal Narratives in Nineteenth-Century America is a powerful cultural history of how ordinary Americans crafted and sold their stories of hardship and calamity during the nineteenth century. Ann Fabian examines the tales of beggars, convicts, ex-slaves, prisoners of the Confederacy, and others to explore cultural authority, truth-telling, and… (more)

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Publisher: University of California Press (December 04, 1999)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 268 pages

File size: 2.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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