By John Dos Passos
John Dos Passos (1896-1970) was once born in Chicago and graduated from Harvard in 1916. His carrier as an ambulance motive force in Europe on the finish of worldwide conflict I led him to put in writing "Three Soldiers" in 1919. A prolific go back and forth author, biographer, playwright, and novelist, he's an American vintage of the 20th century.
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While thus engaged, intently perusing the face of his watch by the light of the moon, a stout middle-aged gentleman, wrapped up in a thick overcoat, with a carpet bag in his hand, came striding rapidly across the street, and for a moment stood silent and unperceived at his shoulder. ” said a hearty cheerful voice. — George Lippard, Quaker City (1845) T he contests for authority among antebellum timekeepers cannot be underestimated. 1 In the passage that stands as the epigraph to this chapter, all the elements of midcentury time telling are evident.
These “standard times” further dissociated clock time from natural time. They severed time from the local and the particular. Without the local and particular, clock time became even more tightly tethered to institutions, procedures, and standards. It depended on reliable clocks and ﬁrmly established time standards. Like Father Time with his reaper atop the eight-ton Jewelers Building clock, time has always disciplined humans. Time begins with sunrises, births, ar- 18 | INTRODUCTION rivals; it always ends, in a sunset, a death, a departure.
George Lippard, Quaker City (1845) T he contests for authority among antebellum timekeepers cannot be underestimated. 1 In the passage that stands as the epigraph to this chapter, all the elements of midcentury time telling are evident. The aural and visual compete—the clock has “just struck one,” but Luke “peruses” rather than listens. ” Which is the authority for the time, the pocket watch or the state 42 | C H A P T E R T WO house clock, the bell striking one or the moon? ” Indeed, every timekeeper seemed to show its own time; there was little possibility of synchronicity, not between aural and visual time indicators, not between natural and mechanical ones, not even between a pocket watch and the state house clock.