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
     
 

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ISBN-10: 039303965X

ISBN-13: 9780393039658

Pub. Date: 09/28/1996

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

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

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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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