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The Resource Boxcar politics : the hobo in U.S. culture and literature, 1869-1956, John Lennon

Boxcar politics : the hobo in U.S. culture and literature, 1869-1956, John Lennon

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Boxcar politics : the hobo in U.S. culture and literature, 1869-1956
Title
Boxcar politics
Title remainder
the hobo in U.S. culture and literature, 1869-1956
Statement of responsibility
John Lennon
Title variation
Hobo in U.S. culture and literature, 1869-1956
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"The hobo is a figure ensconced in the cultural fabric of the United States. Once categorized as a member of a homeless army who ought to be jailed or killed, the hobo has evolved into a safe, grandfatherly exemplar of Americana. Boxcar Politics reestablishes the hobo's political thorns. John Lennon maps the rise and demise of the political hobo from the nineteenth-century introduction of the transcontinental railroad to the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956. Intertwining literary, historical, and theoretical representations of the hobo, he explores how riders and writers imagined alternative ways that working-class people could use mobility to create powerful dissenting voices outside of fixed hierarchal political organizations. Placing portrayals of hobos in the works of Jack London, Jim Tully, John Dos Passos, and Jack Kerouac alongside the lived reality of people hopping trains (including hobos of the IWW, the Scottsboro Boys, and those found in numerous long-forgotten memoirs), Lennon investigates how these marginalized individuals exerted collective political voices through subcultural practices" --
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1975-
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Lennon, John
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Tramps in literature
  • Homelessness in literature
  • Marginality, Social, in literature
  • Social values
  • Political culture
  • Tramps
  • American literature
  • Homelessness in literature
  • Marginality, Social, in literature
  • Political culture
  • Social values
  • Tramps
  • Tramps in literature
  • United States
Label
Boxcar politics : the hobo in U.S. culture and literature, 1869-1956, John Lennon
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Views from the boxcar: a historical and theoretical framing of boxcar politics -- The cramped boxcar: Jack London and Kelly's industrial army -- The polyphonic boxcar: the hobo in Jim Tully's Beggars of life -- The radicalized boxcar: hobos, the "speech of the people," and John Dos Passos's U.S.A -- The interracial boxcar: Scottsboro, the great Depression, and wild boys of the road -- The spiritual boxcar: lostness in on the road and the end of the political hobo -- Afterword: the end of boxcar politics
Control code
880861110
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 220 pages
Isbn
9781625341204
Lccn
2014019932
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)880861110
Label
Boxcar politics : the hobo in U.S. culture and literature, 1869-1956, John Lennon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction -- Views from the boxcar: a historical and theoretical framing of boxcar politics -- The cramped boxcar: Jack London and Kelly's industrial army -- The polyphonic boxcar: the hobo in Jim Tully's Beggars of life -- The radicalized boxcar: hobos, the "speech of the people," and John Dos Passos's U.S.A -- The interracial boxcar: Scottsboro, the great Depression, and wild boys of the road -- The spiritual boxcar: lostness in on the road and the end of the political hobo -- Afterword: the end of boxcar politics
Control code
880861110
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 220 pages
Isbn
9781625341204
Lccn
2014019932
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)880861110

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