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

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Hardback 560 Pages / Published: 30/08/2007
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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.

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807830857
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 921 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 41 mm
Edition: New edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Generously illustrated, numerous tables and graphs make statistically dense chapters accessible. . . . Recommend[ed] without hesitation."
-- "Resources for American Literary Study"
"Admirable. . . . Bears reading for new approaches to understanding how print culture affected the lives of Americans in a myriad of social settings and occupations."--"Printing History"

"Succeeds both as a reference work and as a status report on the field's scholarship. . . . Relevant and lucidly written."--"Technology and Culture"

"Generously illustrated, and numerous tables and graphs make statistically dense chapters accessible. . . . Recommend[ed] without hesitation."--"Resources for American Literary Study"

"The depth found in the work edited by Casper, Groves, Nissenbaum, and Winship stands alone in currently available scholarship."--"American Reference Books Annual"

"A model of scholarly publication and institutional cooperation. . . . A timely achievement and a great one. . . . Without university presses, we would still be waiting for "HBA.""--"Journal of Scholarly Publishing"

"What the History of the Book series shows so clearly is that the world we know, the communities to which we already belong, are reified and reinforced by books. Such is the incredible and incredibly flexible power of this primitive technology. Behold the book: It is limited but perfect."--"Humanities" magazine

Provides superb expositions of current scholarship on the history of the book. . . . Places the handsome, often gold-stamped, book-product front and center in a larger print universe operating in many sites. . . . [A] wonderfully rich complexity.--Journal of American History


Generously illustrated, and numerous tables and graphs make statistically dense chapters accessible. . . . Recommend[ed] without hesitation.--Resources for American Literary Study


Succeeds both as a reference work and as a status report on the field's scholarship. . . . Relevant and lucidly written.--Technology and Culture


What the History of the Book series shows so clearly is that the world we know, the communities to which we already belong, are reified and reinforced by books. Such is the incredible and incredibly flexible power of this primitive technology. Behold the book: It is limited but perfect.--Humanities magazine


The depth found in the work edited by Casper, Groves, Nissenbaum, and Winship stands alone in currently available scholarship.--American Reference Books Annual


Admirable. . . . Bears reading for new approaches to understanding how print culture affected the lives of Americans in a myriad of social settings and occupations.--Printing History


A model of scholarly publication and institutional cooperation. . . . A timely achievement and a great one. . . . Without university presses, we would still be waiting for HBA.--Journal of Scholarly Publishing

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