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Published by The John Day Company in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States,
  • United States.

Subjects:

  • Nineteenth century,
  • Cults -- United States,
  • Reformers,
  • United States -- Civilization,
  • United States -- Social conditions,
  • United States -- Intellectual life

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statement[by] Gilbert Seldes.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE169.1 .S46
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 414 p., 1 l.
Number of Pages414
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6719446M
LC Control Number28022704
OCLC/WorldCa260532

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Gilbert Seldes, the author of The Stammering Century, writes: This book is not a record of the major events in Ameri­can history during the nineteenth century. It is concerned with minor movements, with the cults and manias of that period. Its personages are fanatics, and radicals, and mountebanks. Its intention is to connect these secondary.   “This stammering century” was Horace Greeley’s pronouncement on his own era. Seldes hears two centuries at once. He hears a “fluent” mainstream composed of apostles of progress, Indian war cries, the loud talk of forty-niners, “the broad tongue of the immigrant,” anti-abolitionist mobs in Boston attacking fugitive slaves, the likes of Daniel Webster, William .   Lists of such fragmentary observations, which suggest the output of a hand-cranked steampunk search engine, are salted through The Stammering Century. Seldes’s book deals primarily with the. The subject is of course as timely at the beginning of the twenty-first century as when the book first appeared in Seldes’s fascinated and often sympathetic accounts of dreamers, rogues, frauds, sectarians, madmen, and geniuses from Jonathan Edwards to the messianic murderer Matthias have established The Stammering Century not only as a Brand: New York Review Books.