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Down with the Old Canoe: A Cultural History of the Titanic Disaster

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Everyone from suffragists to 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 found moral and cultural lessons in the sinking of the . In a new edition that both commemorates the one hundredth anniversary of the disaster and elaborates, in a revised afterword, on the ship's continued impact on the public imagination (evidenced by the mania evoked by James Cameron's 1997 film), Steven Biel explores the in all its complexity and contradictions.

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"Brimming over with wit and insight. . . . Fresh and fascinating."--Dan Rather

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Steven Biel is the executive director of the Mahindra Humanities Center and a senior lecturer on history and literature at Harvard University.

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ISBN:
9780393340808
Author:
Biel, Steven
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - History
Subject:
Nautical-Shipwrecks
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Subject:
Nautical-Ships and Ship History
Edition Description:
Updated Edition
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 pages of black-and-white photographs
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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