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Synopsis: Gathers together excerpts from the Wisconsin "Badger State Banner" between 1885 and 1990, and photographs from the same period.
Review: The last decade of the 19th century was, for some Americans, a time when great fortunes were to be made. For many others, however, the period was a time of economic dislocation, when the gap between city and countryside, rich and poor, grew ever wider. As the Indian Wars ended and the Gilded Age extended into America's first Imperial Age, social critics such as Mark Twain and William Dean Howells began to examine the dark side of the American dream: violence, poverty, degenerate behavior, suicide, and insanity.
In the late 1960s, another desperate time, historian Michael Lesy took a long look at fin-de-siècle America. Examining a collection of several thousand glass plate negatives and historical documents from Jackson County, Wisconsin, he concocted a sprawling treatise on a past that had been willfully forgotten, a brooding rejoinder to Edgar Lee Masters's Spoon River Anthology. First published in 1973, Lesy's Wisconsin Death Trip, now reissued in a handsome paperbound edition, became a key text of the counterculture, a book to shelve alongside Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee and Custer Died for Your Sins--and it sometimes reads like a hip product of its time. Lesy documents the unsettling record of one small corner of rural America, turning up accounts of barn burnings, attacks by gangs of armed tramps, threatening and obscene letters, death by diphtheria and smallpox (the Wisconsin townsfolk had, some years, to attend several funerals a week), alcoholism, madness, business and bank failures, and even a case or two of witchcraft.
After reading Lesy's texts and viewing the sometimes unsettling images he's turned up, you would be forgiven for thinking that no one in small-town Wisconsin in our great-great-grandparents' time was well-adjusted--which is, of course, not the case. Hyperbole notwithstanding, this is a remarkable study, one that Lesy himself rightly calls an experiment in both history and alchemy. --Gregory McNamee
Title: Wisconsin Death Trip
Book Condition: Acceptable
Book Description Pantheon Books, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. 1st. 0394483669. Bookseller Inventory # 715626
Book Description Pantheon Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 0394483669 1973 Pantheon Books hard cover - 1st edition 1st printing - much wear to edges of dust jacket - sun fade to edge of cover - otherwise binding strong contents clean - enjoy. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1015750
Book Description Pantheon Books, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020394483669
Book Description Pantheon Books, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. New York: Random House / Pantheon Books, 1973. Later printing. Hardcover. Oblong – 8 ½ x 11”. Unpaginated [250 pp]. Good in a good dust jacket. The dust jacket is protected in mylar. Moderate rubbing, creases and chipping to the edges of the dust jacket. Moderate foxing to the head of the front and rear boards. Internally very good. The interior appears unmarked. The binding is solid. Bookseller Inventory # BOOK3-050917001
Book Description Pantheon Books, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Bookseller Inventory # P010394483669
Book Description Pantheon Books, New York, 1973. First edition. Oblong hardcover. First printing. Interesting book of photographs by Charles Van Schaik from the late 1800's and early 1900's together with period news accounts and other tidbits. An about very good copy with some foxing to the boards and an attractive bookplate to the front pastedown obscured by the flap of the very good plus dust jacket with a few small edge tears and some foxing to the verso. (Parr & Badger v2, 216-217; Roth 222-223). Bookseller Inventory # 150967
Book Description Pantheon Books, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0394483669
Book Description Pantheon Books, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110394483669
Book Description Pantheon Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0394483669 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0190222
Book Description Pantheon Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 0394483669 Like New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # LN6.0190222