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American Abyss: Savagery, Empire, and the United States

By: Daniel E. Bender

Price: $7.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Permanent Black: 2010

Edition: First Indian Edition

Seller ID: 032739

ISBN: 8178242907

Condition: New


At the beginning of the twentieth century, industrialization dramatically altered everyday life and shaped debates on immigration, empire, and urbanization. In American Abyss, Daniel E. Bender examines an array of sources—eugenics theories, scientific studies of climate, socialist theory, and even popular novels about cavemen—to show how intellectuals and activists came to understand industrialization in racial and gendered terms as the product of evolution and as the highest expression of civilization. Their discussions are echoed today by the use of such terms as “developed” and “d... View more info