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Easterns, Westerns and Private Eyes

American Matters, 1870-1900

By (author) Marcus Klein
Format: Hardback
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press, Wisconsin, United States
Published: 31st Oct 1994
Dimensions: w 152mm h 229mm
ISBN-10: 0299143007
ISBN-13: 9780299143008
Barcode No: 9780299143008
This text explores the sources and meanings of tales and figures that have dominated the American imagination: the Horatio Alger story, the western and the figure of the private eye. They emerged in the late 19th century as a response to immigration, expansion of industry and urbanisation.

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