Literature and Journalism in Antebellum America

Thoreau, Stowe, and Their Contemporaries Respond to the Rise of the Commercial Press

  • Authors
  • Mark┬áCanada

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction: A Sibling Rivalry in American Letters

  3. Encounters and Critiques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Mark Canada
      Pages 11-29
    3. Mark Canada
      Pages 31-56
    4. Mark Canada
      Pages 57-83
  4. News of Their Own

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Mark Canada
      Pages 87-106
    3. Mark Canada
      Pages 107-120
    4. Mark Canada
      Pages 121-148
    5. Mark Canada
      Pages 149-152
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 153-203

About this book


Explores the sibling rivalry that emerged in the American literary marketplace in the decades after the advent of the penny press, showing how journalism became a target, a counterpoint, and even a model for numerous American authors, including Thoreau, Cooper, Poe, and Stowe.


America Cooper fiction journalism news press

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