A Staggering Revolution: A Cultural History of Thirties Photography

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"Raeburn skillfully treats the role of the FSA photography project in the contexts of art. In the process he offers the most nuanced, perceptive discussion of the much-misunderstood role of FSA project chief Roy Emerson Stryker that I have ever read. Even for those of us well-schooled in the history and practices of the FSA, these chapters offer something new and valuable. . . . Raeburn challenges readers to look beyond received wisdom about the visual culture of the 1930s and explore it anew for themselves."—American Historical Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780252030840
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2006
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 424
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

The Significance of the Early Republic 1
The Rhetoric of Conciliation: American Civic Culture and the Federalist Defense of Compromise 23
"A Tub to the Whale": The Founding Fathers and Adoption of the Federal Bill of Rights 46
Slavery and the Northwest Ordinance: A Study in Ambiguity 75
"Cementing the Mechanic Interest": Origins of the Providence Association of Mechanics and Manufacturers 103
From Fathers to Friends of the People: Political Personas in the Early Republic 139
A Bridge, a Dam, a River: Liberty and Innovation in the Early Republic 164
The Fragmentation of "A Great Family": The Panic of 1819 and the Rise of a Middling Interest in Boston, 1818-1822 189
The Role of Labor in Early Industrialization: Philadelphia, 1787-1837 214
Masks, Morals, and the Market: American Literature and Early Capitalist Culture, 1790-1820 244
Voter Turnout in Early Ohio 269
Republicanism and the Idea of Party in the Jacksonian Period 298
From Old Hickory to Sly Fox: The Routinization of Charisma in the Early Democratic Party 322
The Exercise of Sovereignty in Cherokee Georgia 352
Westward the Curse of Empire: Texas Annexation and the American Whig Party 373
Race, Sex, and the Dimensions of Liberty in Antebellum America 403
Equity vs. Equality: Emerging Concepts of Women's Political Status in the Age of Jackson 420
Free Love and Feminism: John Humphrey Noyes and the Oneida Community 442
School Discipline and Punishment in Antebellum America 461
Contributors 475
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