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The Resource Gears and god : technocratic fiction, faith, and empire in Mark Twain's America, Nathaniel Williams

Gears and god : technocratic fiction, faith, and empire in Mark Twain's America, Nathaniel Williams

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Gears and god : technocratic fiction, faith, and empire in Mark Twain's America
Title
Gears and god
Title remainder
technocratic fiction, faith, and empire in Mark Twain's America
Statement of responsibility
Nathaniel Williams
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Language
eng
Summary
"A revealing study of the connections between nineteenth-century technological fiction and American religious faith. In this work, Nathaniel Williams analyzes the genre of technology-themed exploration novels--dime novel adventure stories featuring steam-powered and electrified robots, airships, and submersibles. This genre proliferated during the same cultural moment when evolutionary science was dismantling Americans' prevailing, biblically based understanding of human history"--
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1970-
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Williams, Nathaniel
Dewey number
813/.409
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.T434
LC item number
W55 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in American literary realism and naturalism
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  • Reade, Frank
  • Twain, Mark
  • Literature and technology
  • Religion and literature
  • American fiction
  • Technology in literature
  • Religion in literature
  • Dime novels
  • Christianity in literature
  • Technology in literature
  • Abenteuerroman
  • Glaube
  • Imperialismus
  • Technologie
  • USA
Label
Gears and god : technocratic fiction, faith, and empire in Mark Twain's America, Nathaniel Williams
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [163]-198) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Inventing the technocratic exploration tale : God, gears, and empire -- Building imperialists : the steam man, "used up" man, and man in the moon -- Imagining inventors : Frank Reade and dime-novel technocratic exploration -- Discovering biblical literalism : Frank Reade redux -- Confronting "fol-de-rol" : Mark Twain, technocracy, and religion -- Reconstructing biblical history : technocratic explorations, 1899-1910 -- Conclusion : Technocratic exploration's legacy
Control code
1013501415
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
206 pages
Isbn
9780817319847
Lccn
2017055305
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1013501415
Label
Gears and god : technocratic fiction, faith, and empire in Mark Twain's America, Nathaniel Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [163]-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Inventing the technocratic exploration tale : God, gears, and empire -- Building imperialists : the steam man, "used up" man, and man in the moon -- Imagining inventors : Frank Reade and dime-novel technocratic exploration -- Discovering biblical literalism : Frank Reade redux -- Confronting "fol-de-rol" : Mark Twain, technocracy, and religion -- Reconstructing biblical history : technocratic explorations, 1899-1910 -- Conclusion : Technocratic exploration's legacy
Control code
1013501415
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
206 pages
Isbn
9780817319847
Lccn
2017055305
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1013501415

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