The Golden Book of Springfield
Cochran, David, Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society
The Golden Book of Springfield. By Vachel Lindsay. Introduction by Ron Sakolsky. (Chicago: Charles H. Kerr Press, 1999. Cxvii + 329 pp., illustra- tions. Paper, $22.00)
In the wake of the success of Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward (1887), Americans were inundated with literary utopias from points of view as diverse as the American people themselves. Novels describing socialist, populist, business, Christian, feminist and an array of other utopias spoke to a people making the uneasy transition from a rural, small-producer capitalist economy to an urban, big business, consumer economy. Such works reflected the social and personal tensions of this period of transformation, but …
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Publication information: Article title: The Golden Book of Springfield. Contributors: Cochran, David - Author. Journal title: Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society. Volume: 94. Issue: 3 Publication date: Autumn 2001. Page number: 346+. © Illinois State Historical Society Summer 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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