A History of the Book in America: Volume 3: The Industrial Book, 1840-1880 / Edition 1

A History of the Book in America: Volume 3: The Industrial Book, 1840-1880 / Edition 1

by Scott E. Casper, David D. Hall
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0807830852

ISBN-13: 9780807830857

Pub. Date: 07/09/2007

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

Volume 3 of A History of the Book in America narrates the emergence of a national book trade in the nineteenth century, as changes in manufacturing, distribution, and publishing conditioned, and were conditioned by, the evolving practices of authors and readers. Chapters trace the ascent of the "industrial book—a manufactured product arising from the

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Volume 3 of A History of the Book in America narrates the emergence of a national book trade in the nineteenth century, as changes in manufacturing, distribution, and publishing conditioned, and were conditioned by, the evolving practices of authors and readers. Chapters trace the ascent of the "industrial book—a manufactured product arising from the gradual adoption of new printing, binding, and illustration technologies and encompassing the profusion of nineteenth-century printed materials—which relied on nationwide networks of financing, transportation, and communication. In tandem with increasing educational opportunities and rising literacy rates, the industrial book encouraged new sites of reading; gave voice to diverse communities of interest through periodicals, broadsides, pamphlets, and other printed forms; and played a vital role in the development of American culture.

Contributors:
Susan Belasco, University of Nebraska
Candy Gunther Brown, Indiana University
Kenneth E. Carpenter, Newton Center, Massachusetts
Scott E. Casper, University of Nevada, Reno
Jeannine Marie DeLombard, University of Toronto
Ann Fabian, Rutgers University
Jeffrey D. Groves, Harvey Mudd College
Paul C. Gutjahr, Indiana University
David D. Hall, Harvard Divinity School
David M. Henkin, University of California, Berkeley
Bruce Laurie, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Eric Lupfer, Humanities Texas
Meredith L. McGill, Rutgers University
John Nerone, University of Illinois
Stephen W. Nissenbaum, University of Massachusetts
Lloyd Pratt, Michigan State University
Barbara Sicherman, Trinity College
Louise Stevenson, Franklin & Marshall College
Amy M. Thomas, Montana State University
Tamara Plakins Thornton, State University of New York, Buffalo
Susan S. Williams, Ohio State University
Michael Winship, University of Texas at Austin

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807830857
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
07/09/2007
Series:
A History of the Book in America Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.61(d)

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