Life in the Iron Mills

ISBN-10: 031213360X

ISBN-13: 9780312133603

Edition: 1998

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This edition reprints the text of Rebecca Harding Davis'sLife in the Iron Millstogether with a broad selection of thematically arranged historical and cultural documents that open up the novella to the consideration of a range of social and cultural issues vital to Davis's ninteenth century. Special attention is given to nineteenth century American discussions of work and social class, moral and social reform, the development of American art and industry, and the position of the woman writer. A general introduction providing historical and cultural background, a chronology of Davis's life and times, an introduction to each thematic group of documents, headnotes, extensive annotations, a generous selection of illustrations, and a selected bibliography make this volume the definitive scholarly edition of this classic work of industrial fiction.
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List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 8/15/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 435
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Cecelia Tichi is William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English at Vanderbilt University. She is author or editor of eleven books, including Exposes and Excess: Muckraking in America, 1900/2000, and was awarded the 2009 Hubbell Medal for Lifetime Achievement by the American Literature Section of the Modern Language Association.

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About This Volume
Life in the Iron Mills: The Complete Text
Introduction: Cultural and Historical Background
Chronology of Davis's Life and Times
A Note on the Text
Life in the Iron-Mills [1861 Atlantic Monthly Edition]
Life in the Iron-Mills: Cultural Contexts
Work and Class
"The Village Blacksmith"
"That Aristocracy May Be Endangered by Manufactures"
"Iron Interests of Wheeling"
Senate Testimony from Iron Foundry Proprietor
Senate Testimony from Iron Puddler and Union Leader
Senate Testimony from Workers of Color
Senate Testimony from Grand Secretary of the Knights of Labor
"March of the Rolling-Mill Men" (song)
"The Shoofly" (song)
"A Song for Occupations"
From "A Rhymed Lesson"
"Without and Within"
From The Gospel of Wealth
"Sewing Machines"
"The Working-Girls of New York"
From Loom and Spindle
"Factory Life -- Romance and Reality"
"My Experience as a Factory Operative"
"Factory Girl's Reverie"
"The Tartarus of Maids"
Social Reform and the Promise of the Dawn
From "The Laboring Classes"
From "American Civilization"
"Practical Hints"
From The Dangerous Classes of New York
"In Soho on Saturday Night" (song)
"Perils -- Immigration"
"The Anglo-Saxon and the World's Future"
Senate Testimony on the Kitchen Garden Movement
From Ten Nights in a Bar-Room
"The Quaker of the Olden Time"
"The Quaker Settlement" (From Uncle Tom's Cabin)
From Looking Backward: 2000-1887
Art and Artists
"An Inquiry into the Art-Conditions and Prospects of America"
From Art Thoughts
"Hints to American Artists"
From Conversations in a Studio
"The Stewart Art Gallery"
"The Process of Sculpture"
"The Greek Slave"
"A Sculptor's Studio" (From The Marble Faun)
From Roderick Hudson
Senate Testimony on the Arts and Art Education in the United States
Senate Testimony on Industrial Art Schools for Women
Women and Writing: The Public Platform
Letter to George D. Ticknor
From "The Great Lawsuit"
From St. Elmo
"Literary Women"
From Ruth Hall
From A New England Girlhood
From Little Women
From Life and Letters of Harriet Beecher Stowe
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