The intimacy of paper in early and nineteenth-century American literature /

"The true scale of paper production in America from 1690 through the end of the nineteenth century was staggering, with a range of parties participating in different ways, from farmers growing flax to textile workers weaving cloth and from housewives saving rags to peddlers collecting them. Mak...

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Author / Creator: Senchyne, Jonathan (Author)
Format: eBook Electronic
Imprint: Amherst ; Boston : University of Massachusetts Press, [2020]
Series:Studies in print culture and the history of the book.
Online Access:Click here for full text
Table of Contents:
  • Cover
  • About the series
  • Title page
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Preface and acknowledgments
  • Epigraph
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Paper publics and material textual affiliations in American print culture
  • Chapter 2. The gender of rag paper in Anne Bradstreet and Lydia Sigourney
  • Chapter 3. The ineffable socialities of rags in Henry David Thoreau and Herman Melville
  • Chapter 4. The whiteness of the page: racial legibility and authenticity
  • Conclusion: Reading into surfaces
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Back cover.