The work of black writers, editors, publishers, and librarians is deeply embedded in the history of American print culture, from slave narratives to digital databases. This collection challenges mainstream book history and print culture to understand that race and racialization are inseparable from the study of texts and their technologies.
About the Author
Brigitte Fielder is an assistant professor of comparative literature at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She has written extensively on race, gender, and species in nineteenth-century American literature. Jonathan Senchyne is an assistant professor in the Information School and the director of the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He has published several articles on print culture, material textuality, and the digital humanities.