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The unvarnished truth : personal narratives in nineteenth-century America, Ann Fabian

Label
The unvarnished truth : personal narratives in nineteenth-century America
Title
The unvarnished truth
Title remainder
personal narratives in nineteenth-century America
Statement of responsibility
Ann Fabian
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 the nature of print media as the country was shifting to a market economy. This book describes the controversies surrounding these little-read tales and returns them to the social worlds where they were produced."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fabian, Ann
Dewey number
920.073
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
E337.5
LC item number
.F33 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Autobiography
  • Poor
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Autobiography
  • Poor
  • United States
  • Herinneringen
  • Populaire literatuur
  • Verenigde Staten
Label
The unvarnished truth : personal narratives in nineteenth-century America, Ann Fabian
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-246) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beggars -- Convicts -- Slaves -- Prisoners of war -- Epilogue: lovers, farm wives, and tramps
Control code
45729382
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 255 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520928039
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttszpjx
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45729382
Label
The unvarnished truth : personal narratives in nineteenth-century America, Ann Fabian
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-246) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beggars -- Convicts -- Slaves -- Prisoners of war -- Epilogue: lovers, farm wives, and tramps
Control code
45729382
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 255 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520928039
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttszpjx
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45729382

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