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When Private Talk Goes Public

Gossip in American History

Authors: Feeley, Kathleen, Frost, Jennifer

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About this book

Gossip is one of the most common, and most condemned, forms of discourse in which we engage - even as it is often absorbing and socially significant, it is also widely denigrated. This volume examines fascinating moments in the history of gossip in America, from witchcraft trials to People magazine, helping us to see the subject with new eyes.

About the authors

Christine Eisel, Bowling Green State University, USA Mary Beth Norton, Cornell University; USA Virginia Price, Historic American Buildings Survey, National Park Service, USA Nancy Isenberg, Louisiana State University, USA Erica L. Ball, California State University, Fullerton, USA Samantha Barbas, University of Buffalo, USA Molly M. Wood, Wittenberg University, USA Mary Desjardins, Dartmouth College, USA Kimberly Wilmot Voss, University of Central Florida, USA Andrea Friedman, Washington University, St. Louis, USA Anne Helen Petersen, Whitman College, USA Tim Seiber, University of Redlands, USA

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Feeley, Kathleen A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • “They make one very handsome Mirkin amongst them”: Gossip and Church Politics in Mid-Seventeenth-Century Virginia

    Eisel, Christine

    Pages 17-38

  • “The Time When There Was So Much Talk of the Witchcraft in This Country”: Gossip and the Essex County Witchcraft Crisis of 1692

    Norton, Mary Beth

    Pages 39-58

  • Governed by Gossip: The Personal Letters and Public Purpose of Philip Ludwell in Early-Eighteenth-Century Virginia

    Price, Virginia

    Pages 59-78

  • The Infamous Anne Royall: Jacksonian Gossip, Scribbler, and Scold

    Isenberg, Nancy

    Pages 79-100

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
When Private Talk Goes Public
Book Subtitle
Gossip in American History
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-44230-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137442307
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-44229-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49502-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 269
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