“I suggest, henceforth, when a woman talks about women’s rights, she be answered with the word, ‘Titanic’ nothing more — just Titanic.” wrote a St Louis man to the St Louis Post-Dispatch in 1912. He was not alone in mining the ship for a metaphor. Everyone found ammunition in the Titanic — suffragists and their opponents, radicals, reformers, entrepreneurs, Luddites, racists and xenophobes, champions of racial equality, editorial writers, folk singers, preachers, etc.
The Titanic disaster echoes a richly diverse, paradoxical and fascinating America and this analysis of the disaster from the instant it sank, became used in sermons, movies, marketing and still does.
300 pages. Hardback. Out of print. Limited amount.
Sociology, cultural history.