Down with the Old Canoe: A Cultural History of the Titanic Disaster

Down with the Old Canoe: A Cultural History of the Titanic Disaster

by Steven Biel
     
 

Everyone found moral and cultural lessons in the sinking of the Titanic -- suffragists and their opponents; radicals, reformers, and capitalists; critics of technology and modern life; racists and xenophobes and champions of racial and ethnic equality; editorial writers and folk singers, preachers and poets. Like today's sensational news stories, symbolizing very… See more details below

Overview

Everyone found moral and cultural lessons in the sinking of the Titanic -- suffragists and their opponents; radicals, reformers, and capitalists; critics of technology and modern life; racists and xenophobes and champions of racial and ethnic equality; editorial writers and folk singers, preachers and poets. Like today's sensational news stories, symbolizing very different things to different people, the Titanic has become an emblematic tale -- one that continues its grip on the public imagination to this day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393039658
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.81(w) x 8.53(h) x 1.22(d)

Table of Contents

Part I Meanings

Foreword: Nature Jeers At Our Folly 3

Chapter 1 April 1912 9

Chapter 2 The Rule of the Sea and Land 23

Chapter 3 Mammon 59

Interword: A Noble Structure of Enduring Stone 85

Chapter 4 Unknown and Unsung 97

Part II Memories

Chapter 5 A Night To Remember 135

Chapter 6 Enthusiasts 167

Chapter 7 Mission To Destiny 197

Afterword: Titanic Mania 221

List of Abbreviations 235

Notes 239

Acknowledgments 281

Index 285

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