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The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture: Volume Six: US Popular Print Culture 1860-1920

Christine Bold


What did most people read? Where did they get it? Where did it come from? What were its uses in its readers’ lives? How was it produced and distributed? What were its relations to the wider world of print culture? How did it develop over time? These questions are central to this series of books devoted to the exploration of popular print culture in English from the beginning of the sixteenth century to the present. This volume explores a cornucopia of U.S. popular print materials from 1860 to 1920, the period when mass culture exploded into the everyday lives of large swathes of the population ... More

Keywords: print culture, print materials, mass culture, working-class, authors, genres

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199234066
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199234066.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christine Bold, editor
Professor of English, School of English & Theatre Studies, University of Guelph

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Christine Bold

Part I Forms and Technologies of Cultural Production

Chapter 1 The Changing Face of Publishing

Ronald J. Zboray and Mary Saracino Zboray

Chapter 3 Dime Novels

J. Randolph Cox

Chapter 5 Newspapers

Jean M. Lutes

Chapter 6 The Magazine Revolution, 1880–1920

Amanda Hinnant and Berkley Hudson

Chapter 7 American Advertising

Cary Nelson and Mike Chasar

Part II Popular Genres

Chapter 11 Labour and Popular Print Culture

Kathryn J. Oberdeck and Frank Tobias Higbie

Chapter 12 American Woman’s Suffrage Print Culture

Mary Chapman and Victoria Lamont

Chapter 15 Westerns

Christine Bold

Chapter 18 Sensationalism

David M. Stewart

Chapter 19 Popular Poetry in Circulation

Coleman Hutchison and Elizabeth Renker

Part III Sites of Difference and Power

Chapter 22 Mexican / American

Kirsten Silva Gruesz

23 The Yellow Claw

John Kuo Wei Tchen

Chapter 27 Rough Justice

Christopher P. Wilson