Adventures on Wall Street: Finance and Industry in American Dime Novels

Sammons, Franklin; Buonacore, Sarah
September 2012
Financial History;Fall2012, Issue 104, p12
Academic Journal
The article discusses the depiction of finance and industry in dime novels, a term used to describe late 19th and early 20th century American popular fiction, focusing on the American Museum of Finance's collection of dime novels with financial and industrial themes. The authors discuss the popularity of dime novels in terms of an increase in printing, railroad, and shipping efficiency, and the books' construction out of pulp-wood paper is described. The research value of dime novels is noted.


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