The Resource Souvenirs of America : American gift books, 1825-1840, by Kristina Huff, (electronic resource)

Souvenirs of America : American gift books, 1825-1840, by Kristina Huff, (electronic resource)

Label
Souvenirs of America : American gift books, 1825-1840
Title
Souvenirs of America
Title remainder
American gift books, 1825-1840
Statement of responsibility
by Kristina Huff
Creator
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Token and The Atlantic Souvenir, two of the most popular and successful American gift books between 1825 and 1840, balance claims about the merit and possibility of American literature and art while exploring Americans' relationship with European behavior, settings, and history. The Token and The Atlantic Souvenir offered buyers and owners a way to support American creativity while they displayed gentility inspired by European behavior. The enormous popularity of American gift books suggests that this balance became a way for Americans to approach their own conflicting desires. While many of the writers who contributed to The Token and The Atlantic Souvenir achieved popular success beyond their gift book contributions, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Nathaniel Parker Willis are particularly notable because of their later popularity and associations with Americans' perceptions of Europe. Hawthorne's stories, many of which he revised only slightly for his later collections of stories, have received significant scholarly attention, but the stories' first appearance in gift books is often trivialized in a way that ignores the important relationship between the claims and meaning of the gift book form and the contents of the stories. For both Hawthorne and Willis, the context of their gift book contributions illuminates each individual story or poem, contributing to the understanding of their work and of the audience that received their writings
Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Huff, Kristina
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation year
2006.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Evelev, John
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Gift books
Target audience
specialized
Label
Souvenirs of America : American gift books, 1825-1840, by Kristina Huff, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (February 7, 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
82238331
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Souvenirs of America : American gift books, 1825-1840, by Kristina Huff, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (February 7, 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
82238331
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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