Apostles of Culture: The Public Librarian and American Society, 1876-1920 / Edition 1

Apostles of Culture: The Public Librarian and American Society, 1876-1920 / Edition 1

by Lora Dee Garrison, Christine Pawley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0299181146

ISBN-13: 9780299181147

Pub. Date: 03/28/2003

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

In her Foreword, Christine Pawley sums up the importance of Dee Garrison’s book as follows: “Nearly a quarter-century has passed since the first edition of Apostles of Culture appeared. Since no book-length study of the formation of the American public library has yet challenged Dee Garrison’s 1979 analysis, it remains the most

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In her Foreword, Christine Pawley sums up the importance of Dee Garrison’s book as follows: “Nearly a quarter-century has passed since the first edition of Apostles of Culture appeared. Since no book-length study of the formation of the American public library has yet challenged Dee Garrison’s 1979 analysis, it remains the most recent—-and most-cited—- interpretation of the public library’s past, a landmark in the history, and the historiography, of libraries and librarianship...For students and researchers who want to understand the development of a field that still suffers the status of the taken-for-granted, Apostles of Culture stands as a historical document. Its reissue allows its historiographical and political—-as well as its historical—-significance to be more fully appreciated.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299181147
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Series:
Print Culture History in Modern America Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 8.84(h) x 0.79(d)

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