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MenckenThe American Iconoclast$
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Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195072389

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.001.0001

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THE CITIZEN OF BALTIMORE

THE CITIZEN OF BALTIMORE

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(p.13) 1 THE CITIZEN OF BALTIMORE
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Mencken
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Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.003.0002

This chapter presents an overview of Mencken's German-American family background and childhood, focusing on Baltimore during the Gilded Age of the 1880s and 1890s, and how it formed his worldview and values. His nascent interest in science, music, writing, and reading is described.

Keywords:   Hollins Street, immigrants, August Mencken, Anna Mencken, printing press, Ellicott City Times

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