Down with the Old Canoe A Cultural History of the Titanic Disaster

ISBN-10: 0393340805
ISBN-13: 9780393340808
Edition: 2012
Authors: Steven Biel
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/28/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Everyone from suffragists to their opponents; radicals, reformers, and capitalists; critics of technology and modern life; racists and xenophobes and champions of racial and ethnic equality; editorial writers and folk singers, preachers and poets found moral and cultural lessons in the sinking of the Titanic. In a new edition that both commemorates the one hundredth anniversary of the disaster and elaborates, in a revised afterword, on the ship's continued impact on the public imagination (evidenced by the Titanic mania evoked by James Cameron's 1997 film), Steven Biel explores the Titanic in all its complexity and contradictions.

She holds a Ph.D. from Michigan State University.She holds a Ph.D. from Michigan State University.Steven Biel is Director of Studies in History and Literature at Harvard University, and the author of Down With the Old Canoe: A Cultural History of the Titanic Disaster .  

Meanings
Foreword: Nature Jeers At Our Folly
April 1912
The Rule of the Sea and Land
Mammon
Interword: A Noble Structure of Enduring Stone
Unknown and Unsung
Memories
A Night To Remember
Enthusiasts
Mission To Destiny
Afterword: Titanic Mania
List of Abbreviations
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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