When Private Talk Goes Public

Gossip in American History

  • Editors
  • Kathleen A. Feeley
  • Jennifer Frost

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Kathleen A. Feeley, Jennifer Frost
    Pages 1-16
  3. Samantha Barbas
    Pages 123-138
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 267-269

About this book


Gossip is one of the most common, and most condemned, forms of discourse in which we engage - even as it is often absorbing and socially significant, it is also widely denigrated. This volume examines fascinating moments in the history of gossip in America, from witchcraft trials to People magazine, helping us to see the subject with new eyes.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-49502-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-44230-7
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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