American Nervousness

American Nervousness

Author: George Miller Beard

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN: 0342631357

Category: Neurasthenia

Page: 390

View: 549

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American Nervousness, Its Causes and Consequences

American Nervousness, Its Causes and Consequences

Author: George Miller Beard

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 0353905658

Category: Neurasthenia

Page: 376

View: 676

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

American Nervousness

American Nervousness

Author: George M. Beard

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 1331685761

Category: Self-Help

Page: 380

View: 676

Excerpt from American Nervousness: Its Causes and Consequences, a Supplement to Nervous Exhaustion (Neurasthenia) That work, though it appeared but one year ago, speedily passed to a second edition in this country. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Inventing the Modern Artist

Inventing the Modern Artist

Author: Sarah Burns

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300064454

Category: Art

Page: 396

View: 962

Describes how late Victorian culture encouraged the evolution of art as a career, discussing such "inventions" as art therapy and bohemianism, and exploring artists' complicated and confused gender roles

In Darkest Alaska

In Darkest Alaska

Author: Robert Campbell

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812201529

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 784

Before Alaska became a mining bonanza, it was a scenic bonanza, a place larger in the American imagination than in its actual borders. Prior to the great Klondike Gold Rush of 1897, thousands of scenic adventurers journeyed along the Inside Passage, the nearly thousand-mile sea-lane that snakes up the Pacific coast from Puget Sound to Icy Strait. Both the famous—including wilderness advocate John Muir, landscape painter Albert Bierstadt, and photographers Eadweard Muybridge and Edward Curtis—and the long forgotten—a gay ex-sailor, a former society reporter, an African explorer, and a neurasthenic Methodist minister—returned with fascinating accounts of their Alaskan journeys, becoming advance men and women for an expanding United States. In Darkest Alaska explores the popular images conjured by these travelers' tales, as well as their influence on the broader society. Drawing on lively firsthand accounts, archival photographs, maps, and other ephemera of the day, historian Robert Campbell chronicles how Gilded Age sightseers were inspired by Alaska's bounty of evolutionary treasures, tribal artifacts, geological riches, and novel thrills to produce a wealth of highly imaginative reportage about the territory. By portraying the territory as a "Last West" ripe for American conquest, tourists helped pave the way for settlement and exploitation.

Recasting American Liberty

Recasting American Liberty

Author: Barbara Young Welke

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521649668

Category: History

Page: 436

View: 959

This 2001 book considers the role railroads and streetcars played in transforming the conditions of individual liberty in America.

American Bodies

American Bodies

Author: British Association for American Studies. Conference

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814706572

Category: Social Science

Page: 213

View: 634

Contributors from areas including history, literary and cultural studies, and film studies look at the body as a cultural construct configured by politics, gender, racial categories, fears of pollution, and commercial forces that exploit and regulate it, from the 19th century to the present. They examine subjects such as sailor tattoos, maritime cannibalism, birth control, anorexia, boxing, cyberpunk, and plastic surgery. No index. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Anglo-American Perceptions of Hellenism

Anglo-American Perceptions of Hellenism

Author: Tatiani Rapatzikou

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443802734

Category: History

Page: 340

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In this volume an attempt is made to tackle Hellenism as a global and transcultural entity. Through an array of essays, this book constitutes a comparative study of various literary, cultural and artistic trends as these develop throughout the course of the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries on both sides of the Atlantic. Having been designed with the general as well as the specialized reader in mind, this book will prove to be a valuable guide to scholars, undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as to a broad spectrum of readers with an interest in comparative literature, cultural history, history of the classical heritage, transatlantic studies, English and American romantic, modernist and postmodernist narratives. Its diverse material falls under the umbrella terms of “English Hellenisms” and “American Hellenisms” with the intention of enhancing intercultural dialogue and understanding. By embracing multivocality, as proven by the number of articles it contains, this book proves the tenacity, diachronic and intercontinental appeal of Hellenism at the era of multiculturalism and globalization.

From Fair Sex to Feminism

From Fair Sex to Feminism

Author: J A Mangan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135175702

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

View: 392

First published in 1987 with the aim of deepening understanding of the place of women in the cultural heritage of modern society, this collection of essays brings together the previously discrete perspectives of women's studies and the social history of sport. Using feminist ideas to explore the role of sport in women's lives, From Fair Sex to Feminism is a central text in the study of sport, gender and the body.