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Author Hughes, Amy.

Title Spectacles of reform : theater and activism in nineteenth-century America / Amy E. Hughes
Published Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 248 pages) : illustrations
Contents The body as/in/at the spectacle -- The delirium tremens: spectacular insanity in The drunkard -- The fugitive slave: Eliza's flight in Uncle Tom's cabin -- The railroad rescue: suffrage and citizenship in Under the gaslight -- Afterword: our sensations, our heroes, our freaks
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-234) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject American drama -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Spectacular, The -- History -- 19th century.
Spectacular, The, in literature.
Theater and society -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Theater -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012033645
ISBN 0472028898 (electronic bk.)
1283941600 (electronic bk.)
9780472028894 (electronic bk.)
9781283941600 (electronic bk.)