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American Philosophical Society
Raising Kane: Elisha kent Kane and the Culture of Fame in Antebellum America (Transaction Vol. 98, Pt 3)
Mark Metzler Sawin
The cultural biography of Elisha Kent Kane, a sickly Philadelphia physician who transformed himself into an internationally celebrated Arctic explorer and author before his untimely death in 1857. This book is an important reinterpretation of the life of a prototypically American figure. Following Kane’s exploits from the Mexican War through his arctic adventures and ill-fated romance with the Spiritualist medium Margaret Fox, author Mark Sawin ties this singular figure into the main currents of mid-19th century popular culture, opening a new vista on the meanings of masculinity, celebrity, and heroism. This work comprises two initiatives: a new and exhaustive research work into the life and accomplishments of a remarkable adventurer, and a sociological analysis of popular perceptions of Kane.s work and feats. Illus.
Origins of Calvin’s Theology of Music: 1536-1543: Transactions, APS (vol. 69, part 4)
Antonius de Carlenis, O.P.: Four Questions on the Subalternation of the Sciences (Transaction 84-4)
Ptolemy and the Foundations of Ancient Mathematical Optics: A Source Based Guided Study: Transactions, APS (vol. 89, part 3)
The Bookrunner: A History of Inter-American Relations -- Print, Politics, and Commerce in the United States and Mexico: Transactions, APS (Vol. 101, Part 1)
Steno on Muscles: Introduction, Texts and Translation (Transaction 84-1)
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