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A History of the Book in America: Volume 3
Author: Professor Scott E. Casper

ISBN: 9781469621609
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 560
Published: 15 June 2014
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6 x 3.2
Description:
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, Univer...

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