Down with the Old Canoe: A Cultural History of the Titanic Disaster (Updated Edition)

Down with the Old Canoe: A Cultural History of the Titanic Disaster (Updated Edition)

Steven Biel


“Brimming over with wit and perception. . . . clean and fascinating.”―Dan Rather

each person from suffragists to their competitors; radicals, reformers, and capitalists; critics of know-how and glossy lifestyles; racists and xenophobes and champions of racial and ethnic equality; editorial writers and folks singers, preachers and poets stumbled on ethical and cultural classes within the sinking of the Titanic.

In a brand new version that either commemorates the only hundredth anniversary of the catastrophe and elaborates, in a revised afterword, at the ship's endured influence at the public mind's eye (evidenced through the Titanic mania evoked via James Cameron's 1997 film), Steven Biel explores the Titanic in all its complexity and contradictions. sixteen pages of black-and-white photos and illustrations

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