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

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Scott E. Casper, Jeffrey D. Groves, Stephen W. Nissenbaum, Michael P. Winship, David D. Hall
Univ of North Carolina Press, 15 thg 9, 2009 - 560 trang
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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.

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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CHAPTER 1 Manufacturing and Book Production
CHAPTER 2 Labor and Labor Organization
CHAPTER 3 Authors and Literary Authorship
CHAPTER 4 The National BookTrade System
CHAPTER 5 The Role of Government
CHAPTER 6 Alternative Publishing Systems
CHAPTER 7 Periodicals and Serial Publication
CHAPTER 9 Sites of Reading
CHAPTER 10 Cultures of Print
CHAPTER 11 Alternative Communication Practices and the Industrial Book
Bibliographical Essay
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CHAPTER 8 Ideologies and Practices of Reading

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Trang 185 - ... every written or printed card, letter, circular, book, pamphlet, advertisement, or notice of any kind giving information directly or indirectly, where, or how, or of whom, or by what means any of the hereinbefore-mentioned matters, articles or things may be obtained or made...
Trang 186 - Third. It must be formed of printed paper sheets, without board, cloth, leather, or other substantial binding, such as distinguish printed books for preservation from periodical publications. " Fourth. It must be originated and published for the dissemination of information of a public character, or devoted to literature, the sciences, arts, or some special industry...
Trang 337 - Here I got a dinner; and while I was eating it, several sly questions were asked me, as it seemed to be suspected from my youth and appearance that I might be some runaway. After dinner, my sleepiness...
Trang 286 - Nothing can supply the place of books. They are cheering or soothing companions in solitude, illness, affliction. The wealth of both continents would not compensate for the good they impart. Let every man, if possible, gather some good books under his roof, and obtain access for himself and family to some social library. Almost any luxury should be sacrificed to this.
Trang 90 - Oh that I was rich enough to live without a profession! What do you think of my becoming an author, and relying for support upon my pen? Indeed, I think the illegibility of my handwriting is very author-like. How proud you would feel to see my works praised by the reviewers, as equal to the proudest productions of the scribbling sons of John Bull.
Trang 106 - No," and shut the door. People must learn that authors have some rights,- I can't entertain a dozen a day, and write the tales they demand also. I'm but a human worm, and when walked on must turn in self-defence. Reporters sit on the wall and take notes,- artists sketch me as I pick pears in the garden,- and strange women interview Johnny as he plays in the orchard. It looks like impertinent curiosity to me,- but it is called "fame," and considered a blessing to be grateful for, I find.
Trang 173 - Topsy are as much publivi juris, as Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. All her conceptions and inventions may be used and abused by imitators, playwrights and poetasters. They are no longer her own — those who have purchased her book may clothe them in English doggerel, in German or Chinese prose.
Trang 185 - ... any article or thing intended or adapted for any indecent or immoral use or nature, nor any written or printed card, circular, book, pamphlet, advertisement or notice of any kind giving information, directly or indirectly, where, or how, or of whom, or by what means...
Trang 173 - All her conceptions and inventions may be used and abused by imitators, playrights and poetasters. They are no longer her own — those who have purchased her book, may clothe them in English doggerel, in German or Chinese prose. Her absolute dominion and property in the creations of her genius and imagination have been voluntarily relinquished, and all that now remains is the copyright of her book ; the exclusive right to print, reprint and vend it...
Trang 330 - ... neath the mouldering ivy-mantled tower ; where vesper chimes and the echoes of the merry bugle-ugle-ugle horn were borne upon the zephyr across the yellow corn ; where Isabella sang to the harp (with her hair down) and the tinkling guitar of the serenader under her balcony made response ; a world in which there were fairy isles, enchanted grottoes, peris, gondolas, and gazelles. All its pleasantly rococo landscape has vanished, brushed rudely away by realism and a " sincere " art and an " earnest...

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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.

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