The Resource Blacklegs, card sharps, and confidence men : nineteenth-century Mississippi River gambling stories, edited by Thomas Ruys Smith

Blacklegs, card sharps, and confidence men : nineteenth-century Mississippi River gambling stories, edited by Thomas Ruys Smith

Label
Blacklegs, card sharps, and confidence men : nineteenth-century Mississippi River gambling stories
Title
Blacklegs, card sharps, and confidence men
Title remainder
nineteenth-century Mississippi River gambling stories
Statement of responsibility
edited by Thomas Ruys Smith
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1836 Benjamin Drake, a midwestern writer of popular sketches for newspapers of the day, introduced his readers to a new and distinctly American rascal who rode the steamboats up and down the Mississippi and other western waterwaysthe riverboat gambler. These men, he recorded, dress with taste and elegance; carry gold chronometers in their pockets; and swear with the most genteel precision. ... Every where throughout the valley, these mistletoe gentry are called by the original, if not altogether classic, cognomen of æBlack-legs.Æ In Blacklegs, Card Sharps, and Confidence Men, Thomas Ruy
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
810.9/355
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS558.M7
LC item number
B63 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Southern literary studies
Label
Blacklegs, card sharps, and confidence men : nineteenth-century Mississippi River gambling stories, edited by Thomas Ruys Smith
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From Social relations in our Southern states / Daniel R. Hundley -- The Vicksburg tragedy -- From Col. Crockett's exploits and adventures in Texas / Richard Penn Smith -- Putting a black-leg on shore / Benjamin Drake -- From Richard Hurdis, or, The avenger of blood / William Gilmore Simms -- From Excursion through the slave states / George W. Featherstonhaugh / Sketches from the Spirit of the times -- The bivouac, or, A night at the mouth of the Ohio, a sketch of Western voyaging / Joseph Holt Ingraham -- Taking good advice / Madison Tensas (Henry Clay Lewis) -- From Zilla Fitz James, the female bandit of the South-west / Zilla Fitz James-- Breaking a bank / Solomon Smith -- Dialogue between a gambler and a travelling agent / Jonathan Green -- How Dodge 'dodged' the sharpers / M.G. Lewis -- The gamblers outwitted / Emerson Bennett -- From The confidence-man: his masquerade / Herman Melville -- From Clotel, or, The president's daughter / William Wells Brown -- From Narrative of the life and adventures of Henry Bibb / Henry Bibb -- From The white slave, or, Memoirs of a fugitive / Richard Hildreth -- From Hatchie, the guardian slave, or, The heiress of Bellevue / Warren T. Ashton (Rev. William Taylor Adams) -- The pilot's story / William Dean Howells -- From The end of the world: a love story / Edward Eggleston -- From Wanderings of a vagabond: an autobiography / John Morris (John O'Connor) -- The professor's yarn / Mark Twain -- From Old times on the upper Mississippi / George Byron Merrick -- From Flush Fred's full hand, or, Life and strife in Louisiana / Edward Willett -- From Forty years a gambler on the Mississippi / George Devol -- Three portraits of 'Canada' Bill Jones / Allan Pinkerton, Mason Long, George Devol -- From Poker stories / compiled by J.F.B. Lillard
Control code
ocn659563363
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 271 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807137369
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b3567426x
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)659563363
  • pebcs0807137367

Library Locations

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