A History of the Book in America: Volume 3: The Industrial Book, 1840-1880

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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.



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Susan Belasco, University of Nebraska
Candy Gunther Brown, Indiana University
Kenneth E. Carpenter, Newton Center, Massachusetts
Scott E. Casper, University of Nevada, Reno
Jeannine Marie DeLombard, University of Toronto
Ann Fabian, Rutgers University
Jeffrey D. Groves, Harvey Mudd College
Paul C. Gutjahr, Indiana University
David D. Hall, Harvard Divinity School
David M. Henkin, University of California, Berkeley
Bruce Laurie, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Eric Lupfer, Humanities Texas
Meredith L. McGill, Rutgers University
John Nerone, University of Illinois
Stephen W. Nissenbaum, University of Massachusetts
Lloyd Pratt, Michigan State University
Barbara Sicherman, Trinity College
Louise Stevenson, Franklin & Marshall College
Amy M. Thomas, Montana State University
Tamara Plakins Thornton, State University of New York, Buffalo
Susan S. Williams, Ohio State University
Michael Winship, University of Texas at Austin

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" The Industrial Book is a stunning work of compilation and erudition. It succeeds in delineating the cultural, political, social, and economic history of the mid-nineteenth-century book while also capturing the intellectual vitality and innovation that characterizes this increasingly influential field of study."--Joshua Brown, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

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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 American citizenship, economic success, and cultural achievement.

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