Life in Iron Mills / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$15.30
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$11.30
(Save 32%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $2.48
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 85%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (36) from $2.48   
  • New (4) from $15.31   
  • Used (32) from $2.48   

Overview

This edition reprints the text of Rebecca Harding Davis's Life in the Iron Mills together with a broad selection of thematically arranged historical and cultural documents that open up the novella to the consideration of a range of social and cultural issues vital to Davis's ninteenth century. Special attention is given to nineteenth century American discussions of work and social class, moral and social reform, the development of American art and industry, and the position of the woman writer. A general introduction providing historical and cultural background, a chronology of Davis's life and times, an introduction to each thematic group of documents, headnotes, extensive annotations, a generous selection of illustrations, and a selected bibliography make this volume the definitive scholarly edition of this classic work of industrial fiction.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312133603
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Publication date: 8/28/1997
  • Series: Bedford Cultural Editions Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 435
  • Sales rank: 870,753
  • Product dimensions: 5.59 (w) x 8.23 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Series
About This Volume

PART I. LIFE IN THE IRON MILLS: THE COMPLETE TEXT

Introduction: Cultural and Historical Background

Chronology of Davis's Life and Times

A Note on the Text

Life in the Iron-Mills [1861 Atlantic Monthly Edition]

PART II. LIFE IN THE IRON-MILLS: CULTURAL CONTEXTS

1. Work and Class
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "The Village Blacksmith"
Alexis de Tocqueville, "That Aristocracy May Be Endangered by Manufactures"
A. W. Campbell, "Iron Interests of Wheeling"
Captain Willard Glazier, "Pittsburg"
John Roach, Senate Testimony from Iron Foundry Proprietor
William Weihe, Senate Testimony from Iron Puddler and Union Leader
Jesse Claxton, J. G. Going, and N. R. Fielding, Senate Testimony from Workers of Color
Robert D. Layton, Senate Testimony from Grand Secretary of the Knights of Labor
Reese E. Lewis, "March of the Rolling-Mill Men" (song)
Felix O'Hare, "The Shoofly" (song)
Walt Whitman, "A Song for Occupations"
Oliver Wendell Holmes, From "A Rhymed Lesson"
James Russell Lowell, "Without and Within"
Andrew Carnegie, From The Gospel of Wealth
Fanny Fern, "Sewing Machines"
Fanny Fern, "The Working-Girls of New York"
Harriet Hanson Robinson, From Loom and Spindle
Anonymous, "Factory Life -- Romance and Reality"
Anonymous, "My Experience as a Factory Operative"
Elizabeth E. Turner, "Factory Girl's Reverie"
Herman Melville, "The Tartarus of Maids"

2. Social Reform and the Promise of the Dawn
Orestes Brownson, From "The Laboring Classes"
Ralph Waldo Emerson, From "American Civilization"
Henry Ward Beecher, "Practical Hints"
Charles Loring Brace, From The Dangerous Classes of New York
Anonymous, "In Soho on Saturday Night" (song)
Josiah Strong, "Perils -- Immigration"
Josiah Strong, "The Anglo-Saxon and the World's Future"
Anna Gordon, Senate Testimony on the Kitchen Garden Movement
T. S. Arthur, From Ten Nights in a Bar-Room
John Greenleaf Whittier, "The Quaker of the Olden Time"
Harriet Beecher Stowe, "The Quaker Settlement" (From Uncle Tom's Cabin)
Edward Bellamy, From Looking Backward: 2000-1887

3. Art and Artists
James Jackson Jarves, "An Inquiry into the Art-Conditions and Prospects of America"
James Jackson Jarves, From Art Thoughts
Anonymous, "Hints to American Artists"
William Wetmore Story, From Conversations in a Studio
Anonymous, "The Stewart Art Gallery"
Anonymous, "The Process of Sculpture"
Anonymous, "The Greek Slave"
Nathaniel Hawthorne, "A Sculptor's Studio" (From The Marble Faun)
Henry James, From Roderick Hudson
Wilson McDonald, Senate Testimony on the Arts and Art Education in the United States
Florence Elizabeth Cory, Senate Testimony on Industrial Art Schools for Women

4. Women and Writing: The Public Platform
Nathaniel Hawthorne, Letter to George D. Ticknor
Margaret Fuller, From "The Great Lawsuit"
Augusta Evans Wilson, From St. Elmo
Caroline Kirkland, "Literary Women"
Fanny Fern, From Ruth Hall
Lucy Larcom, From A New England Girlhood
Louisa May Alcott, From Little Women
Annie Fields, From Life and Letters of Harriet Beecher Stowe

Bibliography

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2005

    Heartbreaking

    The only story I've ever read by Rebecca Harding Davis, and it was outstanding. Life in the Iron Mills is so beautifully written and heartbreaking that it's a shame Harding didn't write more like this. I would highly recommed this story to anyone who merely enjoys reading.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)