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

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  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 3/17/2012
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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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 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.

Author Biography

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

Table of Contents

Foreword: Nature Jeers At Our Follyp. 3
April 1912p. 9
The Rule of the Sea and Landp. 23
Mammonp. 59
Interword: A Noble Structure of Enduring Stonep. 85
Unknown and Unsungp. 97
A Night To Rememberp. 135
Enthusiastsp. 167
Mission To Destinyp. 197
Afterword: Titanic Maniap. 221
List of Abbreviationsp. 235
Notesp. 239
Acknowledgmentsp. 281
Indexp. 285
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