Noel, Mary
February 1956
American Heritage;Feb1956, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p50
The article traces the history of dime novels in the United States. This industry was started by Erastus Beadle, a printer from Otsego, New York. Beadle established his shop in New York City in 1860 and released his first dime novel entitled "Malaeska, The Indian Wife." Dime novels were criticized by the moralists because there were few psychologists during those days.


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