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Author Frost, Linda
Title Never one nation : freaks, savages, and whiteness in U.S. popular culture, 1850-1877 / Linda Frost
Imprint Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2005
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  306.0973 F9295 2005    AVAILABLE    30500101266644
Descript xix, 241 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-229) and index
Introduction : blinding whiteness and "the wonder of America" -- Roving savages, regionalized Americanness, and the 1862 Dakota Wars -- Emancipation anxiety and the New York City draft riots -- The white gaze, the spectacle of slavery, and the Circassian beauty -- A peculiar identity in the Confederate Southern Illustrated News -- The Yankee, the stump, and the creation of a Confederate imaginary -- What the railroad brought : the "heathen Chinee" and a nation in the West -- The woman question, coast to coast -- Conclusion : consumption, community, and the correspondence column
Subject Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Racism in popular culture -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Whites -- Race identity -- United States
African Americans in popular culture -- History -- 19th century
Indians in popular culture -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Freak shows -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century
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