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By Mary Esteve

Mary Esteve presents a research of crowd representations in American literature from the antebellum period to the early 20th century. As a vital icon of political and cultural democracy, the gang occupies a famous position within the American literary and cultural panorama. Esteve examines quite a number writing by way of Poe, Hawthorne, Lydia Maria baby, Du Bois, James, and Stephen Crane between others. those writers, she argues, distinguish among the aesthetics of immersion in a crowd and the mode of collectivity demanded of political-liberal topics. of their representations of daily crowds, starting from streams of city pedestrians to swarms of teach visitors, from upper-class events to lower-class revivalist conferences, such authors grab at the political difficulties dealing with a mass liberal democracy - difficulties akin to the conditions of citizenship, kingdom formation, mass immigration and the emergence of mass media. Esteve examines either the cultured and political meanings of such city crowd scenes.

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