High Culture, Low Culture: Recreation and Entertainment in Nineteenth-Century America

American Studies Seminar
Donald M. Scott

The following American Studies Seminar research papers were written by students in the 1982 seminar, "High Culture, Low Culture: Recreation and Entertainment in Nineteenth-Century America," under the supervision of Professor Donald M. Scott.

  • "Actaeon Devoured by his Own Dogs: Edmund Kean and the Boston Theatre Riot of 1825," by William J. Roberts, Jr.
  • "Lafayette's Week in Philadelphia, Sept. 28-Oct. 5, 1824," by James K. Smith
  • "Lowell, Massachusetts: Progressing Attitudes Toward Leisure Time Activity as Interpreted Through the Vox Populi, 1842-1877," by Lisa Sacks
  • "The Massachusetts Game of Baseball," by David Tormey
  • "Mechanics Hall: Its Conception and First Year," by JoAnn Robichaud
  • "A Remarkable Woman: Anna Cora Mowatt's Influence on the American Theatre," by Caryl A. Smachetti
  • "The Roles and Methods of Hunting in America in the Early to Mid-Nineteenth Century," by William J. Astore
  • "The Scope of Entertainment in the 1860s," by Margherita M. Desy
  • "Shakespearean Portraits: The Life of the Imagination," by Heidi Overvold
  • "The Town of Leicester: Leisure Time Activities. Comparison and Contrast late 1800s/late 1900s," by Kathleen M. Jones.

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