A history of the book in America. Volume 5, The enduring book, print culture in postwar America /

V. 1. The colonial book in the Atlantic world: This book carries the interrelated stories of publishing, writing, and reading from the beginning of the colonial period in America up to 1790. v. 2 An Extensive Republic: This volume documents the development of a distinctive culture of print in the ne...

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Other Authors / Creators:Nord, David Paul, editor.
Rubin, Joan Shelley, 1947- editor.
Schudson, Michael, editor.
Other Corporate Authors / Creators:American Antiquarian Society.
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Language notes:English.
Imprint: Chapel Hill : Published in association with the American Antiquarian Society by the University of North Carolina Press, [2009]
Series:History of the book in America ; v. 5.
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Summary:V. 1. The colonial book in the Atlantic world: This book carries the interrelated stories of publishing, writing, and reading from the beginning of the colonial period in America up to 1790. v. 2 An Extensive Republic: This volume documents the development of a distinctive culture of print in the new American republic. v. 3. The industrial book 1840-1880: This volume covers the creation, distribution, and uses of print and books in the mid-nineteenth century, when a truly national book trade emerged. v. 4. Print in Motion: In a period characterized by expanding markets, national consolidation, and social upheaval, print culture picked up momentum as the nineteenth century turned into the twentieth. v. 5. The Enduring Book: This volume addresses the economic, social, and cultural shifts affecting print culture from Word War II to the present.
The fifth volume of A History of the Book in America addresses the economic, social, and cultural shifts affecting print culture from World War II to the present. During this period factors such as the expansion of government, the growth of higher education, the climate of the Cold War, globalization, and the development of multimedia and digital technologies influenced the patterns of consolidation and diversification established earlier.<br> <br> <br> <br> The thirty-three contributors to the volume explore the evolution of the publishing industry and the business of bookselling. The histories of government publishing, law and policy, the periodical press, literary criticism, and reading--in settings such as schools, libraries, book clubs, self-help programs, and collectors' societies--receive imaginative scrutiny as well. The Enduring Book demonstrates that the corporate consolidations of the last half-century have left space for the independent publisher, that multiplicity continues to define American print culture, and that even in the digital age, the book endures.<br> <br> <br> <br> Contributors:<br> <br> David Abrahamson, Northwestern University<br> <br> James L. Baughman, University of Wisconsin-Madison<br> <br> Kenneth Cmiel (d. 2006)<br> <br> James Danky, University of Wisconsin-Madison<br> <br> Robert DeMaria Jr., Vassar College<br> <br> Donald A. Downs, University of Wisconsin-Madison<br> <br> Robert W. Frase (d. 2003)<br> <br> Paul C. Gutjahr, Indiana University<br> <br> David D. Hall, Harvard Divinity School<br> <br> John B. Hench, American Antiquarian Society<br> <br> Patrick Henry, New York City College of Technology<br> <br> Dan Lacy (d. 2001)<br> <br> Marshall Leaffer, Indiana University<br> <br> Bruce Lewenstein, Cornell University<br> <br> Elizabeth Long, Rice University<br> <br> Beth Luey, Arizona State University<br> <br> Tom McCarthy, Beirut, Lebanon<br> <br> Laura J. Miller, Brandeis University<br> <br> Priscilla Coit Murphy, Chapel Hill, N.C.<br> <br> David Paul Nord, Indiana University<br> <br> Carol Polsgrove, Indiana University<br> <br> David Reinking, Clemson University<br> <br> Jane Rhodes, Macalester College<br> <br> John V. Richardson Jr., University of California, Los Angeles<br> <br> Joan Shelley Rubin, University of Rochester<br> <br> Michael Schudson, University of California, San Diego, and Columbia University<br> <br> Linda Scott, University of Oxford<br> <br> Dan Simon, Seven Stories Press<br> <br> Ilan Stavans, Amherst College<br> <br> Harvey M. Teres, Syracuse University<br> <br> John B. Thompson, University of Cambridge<br> <br> Trysh Travis, University of Florida<br> <br> Jonathan Zimmerman, New York University<br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br>
Item Description:Print version record.
Physical Description:1 online resource (5 volumes) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
ISBN:9781469627212
1469627213
1469625830
9781469625836
Author Notes:David Paul Nord is professor of journalism and adjunct professor of history at Indiana University. He is author of Faith in Reading: Religious Publishing and the Birth of Mass Media in America . Joan Shelley Rubin is professor of history at the University of Rochester. She is author of Songs of Ourselves: The Uses of Poetry in America . Michael Schudson is professor of communication at the University of California, San Diego and at the Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University. He is author of Why Democracies Need an Unlovable Press .