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The Dime Novel Companion

Author : J. Randolph Cox
ISBN : 0313256748
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This encyclopedic guide to the American dime novel contains over 1,200 entries on serial publications, major writers and editors, publishers, and major characters, fiction genres, themes, and locales. An introduction provides a brief history of the dime novel. A discussion of dime novel scholarship includes a selected directory of libraries and museums with significant collections of dime novels. An appendix contains a publishing chronology of the more than 300 serial publications, and a selected bibliography suggests further reading. This comprehensive reference will appeal to popular culture scholars and to dime novel collectors. As an important research tool, entries are cross-referenced throughout. An index is included.
Category: Literary Criticism

Mae West

Author : Jill Watts
ISBN : 0195347676
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Why don't you come up and see me sometime?" Mae West invited and promptly captured the imagination of generations. Even today, years after her death, the actress and author is still regarded as the pop archetype of sexual wantonness and ribald humor. But who was this saucy starlet, a woman who was controversial enough to be jailed, pursued by film censors and banned from the airwaves for the revolutionary content of her work, and yet would ascend to the status of film legend? Sifting through previously untapped sources, author Jill Watts unravels the enigmatic life of Mae West, tracing her early years spent in the Brooklyn subculture of boxers and underworld figures, and follows her journey through burlesque, vaudeville, Broadway and, finally, Hollywood, where she quickly became one of the big screen's most popular--and colorful--stars. Exploring West's penchant for contradiction and her carefully perpetuated paradoxes, Watts convincingly argues that Mae West borrowed heavily from African American culture, music, dance and humor, creating a subversive voice for herself by which she artfully challenged society and its assumptions regarding race, class and gender. Viewing West as a trickster, Watts demonstrates that by appropriating for her character the black tradition of double-speak and "signifying," West also may have hinted at her own African-American ancestry and the phenomenon of a black woman passing for white. This absolutely fascinating study is the first comprehensive, interpretive account of Mae West's life and work. It reveals a beloved icon as a radically subversive artist consciously creating her own complex image.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Black Diamond

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ISBN : NYPL:33433090791512
Genre : Coal trade
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Category: Coal trade

Good Time Girls Of The Alaska Yukon Gold Rush

Author : Lael Morgan
ISBN : 0945397763
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Morgan offers an authentic and deliciously humorous account of the prostitutes and other "disreputable" women who were the earliest female pioneers of the Far North. At the turn of the century, tens of thousands of Americans left their homes, escaping a worldwide depression & the restraints of the Victorian Era, to stampede to Alaska & the Yukon, where millions of dollars in gold was being discovered in remote, subartic mining camps. Women accompanied the men on the long journey to the Far North--more often prostitutes, dance hall girls & entertainers than respectful wives & schoolteachers. These are the girls of the demimonde, that "half world" of disreputable women who lived on the outskirts of society. Meet "Dutch Kate" Wilson, who pioneered many areas long before the "respectable" women who received credit for getting there first; ruthless heartbreakers Cad Wilson & Rose Blumkin; "French Marie" Larose, who auctioned herself off as a wife to the highest bidder; & Edith Neile, called the "Oregon Mare," famous for both her outlandish behavior & her soft-hearted generosity. These "good time girls" crossed geographic & social frontiers, finding freedom, independence, hardship, heartbreak & sometimes astonishing wealth. They were an important part of this key chapter in the history of the West, which holds a special place in the American imagination.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Klondike Stampede

Author : Tappan Adney
ISBN : HARVARD:32044081331902
Genre : History
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Edwin Tappan Adney (1868-1950) was a photographer, artist, and writer. His 1900 book, The Klondike Stampede, remains a classic on the Gold Rush era.
Category: History

Alaska And The Klondike

Author : Angelo Heilprin
ISBN : PRNC:32101072330945
Genre : Alaska
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Category: Alaska


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ISBN : UOM:39015035539991
Genre : Coal
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Category: Coal

We Were There In The Klondike Gold Rush

Author : Benjamin Appel
ISBN : OSU:32435050807163
Genre : Gold mines and mining
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A father and son go north with the Klondike gold rush of 1897 and, despite great hardships, manage to pan their fortune.
Category: Gold mines and mining


Author : Polly Evans
ISBN : 9781841623108
Genre : Travel
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Canada's Yukon is one the world's last great wildernesses, where bears, moose and caribou roam. It's a place where hikers, paddlers, skiers and mushers can travel for days without seeing another human soul, where the northern lights dance green and red across starry skies, and where glaciers tumble, mountain peaks soar, and tundra shrubs scream scarlet as summer turns to fall. Bradt's Yukon is the only guidebook dedicated to this natural and historical wonderland. Offering practical advice on everything from where to pan for gold to how to avoid being eaten by a bear, alongside quirky anecdotes (such as the story behind the 'sourtoe cocktail' - a shot of whisky garnished with a severed human toe), it's the perfect companion for highway drivers, cruise-ship passengers, and outdoors enthusiasts alike.
Category: Travel

Music Of The Alaska Klondike Gold Rush

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ISBN : 1889963135
Genre : History
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"The heart of this book is the music talked about in diaries of the gold seekers"--P. xi.
Category: History

Gambling In America

Author : William Norman Thompson
ISBN : 9781576071595
Genre : Games
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An A–Z look at the history and impacts of gambling, including related legal, legislative, economic, and social issues. * More than 250 entries on every aspect of gambling in the United States * A chronology of significant events in the history of gambling from prehistory to the present day * The full text of 11 of the author's published articles on gambling * Reviews of more than 60 books in an extensive and thoroughly annotated bibliography
Category: Games


Author : Tennessee. Division of Geology
ISBN : UIUC:30112026925997
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