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Wisconsin Death Trip - Michael Lesy

Wisconsin Death Trip

By: Michael Lesy, Warren Susman (Preface by)

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Published: 1st January 2000
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First published in 1973, this remarkable book about life in a small, turn-of-the-century Wisconsin town has become a cult classic. Lesy has collected photos taken between 1890 and 1910 by a Black River Falls photographer, Charles Van Schaik, and juxtaposed them against newspaper accounts and state asylum and police records.

A darkly agitated psycho-photo-historical journey back through the small Wisconsin town of Black River Falls during the 1890's Depression - via local archives, newspaper excerpts, and the Arbus-like eye of the town photographer, Charles Van Schaick, whose cache of some 3000 pristine glass plate negatives is extensively reproduced here. Lesy, a young historian, has assembled his source material with the good novelist's sense of impact and the psychologist's urge to probe. Unique turn-of-the-century Americana. (Kirkus Reviews)

ISBN: 9780826321930
ISBN-10: 0826321933
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 1st January 2000
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 28.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.86