First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Ann Fabian teaches History at Rutgers University in New Jersey. She is the author of the forthcoming Plain Unvarnished Tales: True Stories from Nineteenth-Century America.
"Ann Fabian's study is a genuinely original work that stimulates readers to re-think many familiar--and unfamiliar--aspects of nineteenth-century American culture, as well as its legacy in the twentieth." -- John Kasson, author of Rudeness and Civility: Manners in Nineteenth Century Urban America
"A series of finely crafted essays on a common theme: the difficulty of distinguishing between licit and illicit gambling in American market culture. Her book is a fresh, imaginative foray into virtually uncharted territory."
"Ann Fabian's probes into the underside of nineteenth-century Jackson Lears, The New Republict and illumination. Her book shows us the American work ethic turned inside out." -- Daniel T. Rodgers, author of The Work Ethic in Industrial America, 1850-1920 and Contested Truths: Keywords in American Politics Since Independence