Intimate and Authentic Economies: The American Self-Made Man from Douglass to Chaplin

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Taylor & Francis, Sep 12, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 216 pages
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The story of the American self-made man carries a perennial interest in American literature and cultural studies. This book examines numerous texts from Reconstruction-era autobiographies to the films of the 1930s.

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Tom Nissley received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington. He has written for The Stranger and McSweeney's and works as an editor and writer in Seattle.

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