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Author Streeby, Shelley, 1963-

Title American sensations : class, empire, and the production of popular culture / Shelley Streeby.

Published Berkeley : University of California Press, 2002.


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Physical description xv, 384 pages 24 cm.
Series American crossroads ; 9.
American crossroads ; 9.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary By focusing on sensationalist literature of the period, Streeby explores issues of race, class, popular culture, and notions of empire in America around the U.S.-Mexican war.
Subject American fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Popular literature -- United States -- History and criticism.
Literature and society -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Social classes in literature.
Sensationalism in literature.
Ethnic groups in literature.
Imperialism in literature.
Nativism in literature.
Race in literature.
ISBN 0520223144 (alk. paper)
0520229452 (paperback: alk. paper)