The industrial book, 1840-1880 /

This volume of A History of the Book in America covers the creation, distribution, and uses of print and books in the mid-nineteenth century, when a truly national book trade emerged. Essays examine the rise of the manufactured, bound product and the idea of the book as the quintessential product of...

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Other Authors / Creators:Casper, Scott E.
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Imprint: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Published in association with the American Antiquarian Society by the University of North Carolina Press, ©2007.
Series:History of the book in America ; v. 3.
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Summary:This volume of A History of the Book in America covers the creation, distribution, and uses of print and books in the mid-nineteenth century, when a truly national book trade emerged. Essays examine the rise of the manufactured, bound product and the idea of the book as the quintessential product of the industrialization of both the print and papermaking trades, which depended on new nationwide networks for finance, transportation, and communication. The volume also chronicles the rise of a uniquely American print culture, as reading and writing were increasingly conceived of as essential to A.
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.<br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> Contributors:<br> <br> Susan Belasco, University of Nebraska<br> <br> Candy Gunther Brown, Indiana University<br> <br> Kenneth E. Carpenter, Newton Center, Massachusetts<br> <br> Scott E. Casper, University of Nevada, Reno<br> <br> Jeannine Marie DeLombard, University of Toronto<br> <br> Ann Fabian, Rutgers University<br> <br> Jeffrey D. Groves, Harvey Mudd College<br> <br> Paul C. Gutjahr, Indiana University<br> <br> David D. Hall, Harvard Divinity School<br> <br> David M. Henkin, University of California, Berkeley<br> <br> Bruce Laurie, University of Massachusetts, Amherst<br> <br> Eric Lupfer, Humanities Texas<br> <br> Meredith L. McGill, Rutgers University<br> <br> John Nerone, University of Illinois<br> <br> Stephen W. Nissenbaum, University of Massachusetts<br> <br> Lloyd Pratt, Michigan State University<br> <br> Barbara Sicherman, Trinity College<br> <br> Louise Stevenson, Franklin & Marshall College<br> <br> Amy M. Thomas, Montana State University<br> <br> Tamara Plakins Thornton, State University of New York, Buffalo<br> <br> Susan S. Williams, Ohio State University<br> <br> Michael Winship, University of Texas at Austin<br> <br>
Item Description:Print version record.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xix, 539 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:0807868035
1469605473
9780807868034
9781469605470
Author Notes:Scott E. Casper is associate professor of history at the University of Nevada, Reno, and author of Constructing American Lives: Biography and Culture in Nineteenth-Century America . Jeffrey D. Groves is professor of literature at Harvey Mudd College and coeditor, with Scott Casper and Joanne D. Chaison, of Perspectives on American Book History: Artifacts and Commentary . Stephen W. Nissenbaum is professor of history emeritus at the University of Massachusetts and author of The Battle for Christmas , a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Michael Winship is Howard Regents Professor of English II at the University of Texas at Austin and author of American Literary Publishing in the Mid-Nineteenth Century: The Business of Ticknor and Fields .