The Resource Listening to nineteenth-century America, Mark M. Smith, (electronic resource)

Listening to nineteenth-century America, Mark M. Smith, (electronic resource)

Label
Listening to nineteenth-century America
Title
Listening to nineteenth-century America
Statement of responsibility
Mark M. Smith
Title variation
Listening to 19th century America
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Arguing for the importance of the aural dimension of history, Mark M. Smith contends that to understand what it meant to be northern or southern, slave or free--to understand sectionalism and the attitudes toward modernity that led to the Civil War--we must consider how antebellum Americans comprehended the sounds and silences they heard. Smith explores how northerners and southerners perceived the sounds associated with antebellum developments including the market revolution, industrialization, westward expansion, and abolitionism. In northern modernization, southern slaveholders heard the noise of the mob, the din of industrialism, and threats to what they considered their quiet, orderly way of life; in southern slavery, northern abolitionists and capitalists heard the screams of enslaved labor, the silence of oppression, and signals of pre-modernity that threatened their vision of the American future. Sectional consciousness was profoundly influenced by the sounds people attributed to their regions. And as sectionalism hardened into fierce antagonism, it propelled the nation toward its most earsplitting conflict, the Civil War
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1968-
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Smith, Mark M.
Dewey number
973.5
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Electronic books
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Noise
  • Sound
  • Silence
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Sectionalism (U.S.)
  • North and south
Target audience
adult
Label
Listening to nineteenth-century America, Mark M. Smith, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11832331
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11832331
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11832331
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11832331
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Listening to nineteenth-century America, Mark M. Smith, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11832331
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11832331
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11832331
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11832331
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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