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

by Steven Biel

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

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 Titanic. 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 Titanic mania evoked by James Cameron's 1997 film), Steven Biel explores the Titanic in all its complexity and contradictions.

Down with the Old Canoe A Cultural History of the Titanic Disaster Press Reviews

[An] invaluable cultural history of the disaster. -- Frank Rich

Book Information

ISBN: 9780393340808
Publication date: 26th March 2012
Author: Steven Biel
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 336 pages
Categories: Maritime history, Ships & boats: general interest,

About Steven Biel

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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