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Author Cohen, Patricia Cline.

Title The flash press : sporting male weeklies in 1840s New York / Patricia Cline Cohen, Timothy J. Gilfoyle, and Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz ; in association with the American Antiquarian Society
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (278 pages) : illustrations
Series Historical studies of urban America
Historical studies of urban America.
Contents CONTENTS; INTRODUCTION; PART I. THE FLASH PRESS; 1 BEGINNINGS: RIVALRY AND SATIRE; 2 SEXUAL POLITICS; 3 TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS; 4 LEGACIES; PART II. FLASH PRESS EXCERPTS; 1 PURPOSES; 2 LIBERTINISM; 3 BROTHEL LIFE; 4 HETEROSEXUALITY; 5 GOSSIP, VITUPERATION, AND BLACKMAIL; 6 RACISM, ANTI-AMALGAMATION; 7 HOMOSEXUALITY; 8 INDICTMENTS; 9 SPORTS AND THEATER IN THE FLASH WORLD; 10 THE ILLUSTRATIONS OF JOHN H. MANNING; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; APPENDIX; NOTES; INDEX
Summary Obscene, libidinous, loathsome, lascivious. Those were just some of the ways critics described the nineteenth-century weeklies that covered and publicized New York Citys extensive sexual underworld. Publications like the Flash and the Whipdistinguished by a captivating brew of lowbrow humor and titillating gossip about prostitutes, theater denizens, and sporting eventswere not the sort generally bound in leather for future reference, and despite their popularity with an enthusiastic readership, they quickly receded into almost complete obscurity. Recently, though, two sizable collections of
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Men's magazines -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 19th century.
Sensationalism in journalism -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Gilfoyle, Timothy J.
Horowitz, Helen Lefkowitz.
American Antiquarian Society.
ISBN 0226112357 (electronic bk.)
9780226112350 (electronic bk.)
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