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The Resource Down with the old canoe : a cultural history of the Titanic disaster, Steven Biel

Down with the old canoe : a cultural history of the Titanic disaster, Steven Biel

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Down with the old canoe : a cultural history of the Titanic disaster
Title
Down with the old canoe
Title remainder
a cultural history of the Titanic disaster
Statement of responsibility
Steven Biel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "I suggest, henceforth, when a woman talks woman's rights, she be answered with the word Titanic, nothing more - just Titanic," wrote a St. Louis man to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in 1912. He was not alone in mining the ship for a metaphor. Everyone found ammunition in the Titanic - suffragists and 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. Protestant sermons used the Titanic to condemn the budding consumer society ("We know the end of...the undisturbed sensualists. As they sail the sea of life we know absolutely that their ship will meet disaster"). African American toasts and working-class ballads made the ship emblematic of the foolishness of white people and the greed of the rich. A 1950s revival framed the disaster as an "older kind of disaster in which
  • people had time to die." An ever-increasing number of Titanic buffs find heroism and order in the tale. Still in the headlines ("Titanic Baby Found Alive!" the Weekly World News declares) and a figure of everyday speech ("rearranging deck chairs..."), the Titanic disaster echoes within a richly diverse, paradoxical, and fascinating America
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Biel, Steven
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Titanic (Steamship)
  • Shipwrecks
Label
Down with the old canoe : a cultural history of the Titanic disaster, Steven Biel
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm34355021
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 300 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393039658
Lccn
96005543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34355021
  • (Sirsi) a569483
Label
Down with the old canoe : a cultural history of the Titanic disaster, Steven Biel
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm34355021
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 300 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393039658
Lccn
96005543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34355021
  • (Sirsi) a569483

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