The American Printer 1787 1825

Author by : Rollo Gabriel Silver
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American Printing

Author by : James M. Wells
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Revolution And The Word The Rise Of The Novel In America

Author by : Cathy N. Davidson Professor of English Duke University
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : Revolution and the Word offers a unique perspective on the origins of American fiction, looking not only at the early novels themselves but at the people who produced them, sold them, and read them. It shows how, in the aftermath of the American Revolution, the novel found a special place among the least privileged citizens of the new republic. As Cathy N. Davidson explains, early American novels--most of them now long forgotten--were a primary means by which those who bought and read them, especially women and the lower classes, moved into the higher levels of literacy required by a democracy. This very fact, Davidson shows, also made these people less amenable to the control of the gentry who, naturally enough, derided fiction as a potentially subversive genre. Combining rigorous historical methods with the newest insights of literacy theory, Davidson brilliantly reconstructs the complex interplay of politics, ideology, economics, and other social forces that governed the way novels were written, published, distributed, and understood. Davidson also shows, in almost tactile detail, how many Americans lived during the Constitutional era. She depicts the life of the traveling book peddler, the harsh lot of the printer, the shortcomings of early American schools, the ambiguous politics of novelists like Brackenridge and Tyler, and the lost lives of ordinary women like Tabitha Tenney and Patty Rogers. Drawing on a vast body of material--the novels themselves as well as reviews, inscriptions in cherished books, letters and diaries, and many other records--Davidson presents the genesis of American literature in its fullest possible context.


Reader In The History Of Books And Printing

Author by : Paul A. Winckler
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Description : An introduction to the history of graphic communication through the ages which studies the role of books and printing in the recording, preserving, and dissemination of ideas and its impact on civilization. The readings and illustrations have been selected from the extensive literature on the book to include items of value and interest to the student, educator, librarian, historian, media specialist, bibliophile, bookman and bookwoman--all who are interested in the world of books and printing.


Harvard Guide To American History

Author by : Frank Burt Freidel
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Publisher by : Harvard University Press
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Description : Notes on research methods and materials accompany a one-volume reference guide to publications dealing with America's historical development


History Of Books And Printing

Author by : Paul A. Winckler
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Publisher by : Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Company
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This Popular Engine

Author by : Carol Sue Humphrey
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Description : During the Revolutionary era, newspapers were the most important source of information on public affairs. The number of public prints of New England grew during these years, rising from fifteen in April 1775 to thirty-two in April 1789. Most of this growth occurred outside of the large port cities, with many smaller ports and inland towns gaining their first weekly sheets during the 1780s. Still, a host of problems confronted participants in the trade. Acquisition of necessary materials usually proved difficult, either through lack of capital for its purchase or simply through lack of availability. Life seldom proved simple for printers, but most people who entered the business managed to succeed. Newspapers of the Revolutionary era also contributed to the development of a free press. Printers declared that their sheets should be free from all outside interference, particularly from the civil authority. They insisted that a truly free press was necessary for a republican government to operate. Without it any government would eventually become a tyranny. A libertarian theory of a free press did not become commonplace until the nineteenth century, but the groundwork was laid by Revolutionary era printers. The public view of newspapers changed during this time. No longer were they just purveyors of news and information to the "better sort"; now they belonged to everyone. The debate over the Constitution in 1787-88 transformed the public prints into the dominant public forum, outdistancing pamphlets and broadsides. From this point until at least the early twentieth century, newspapers were the major means of disseminating information to the people. The public prints increasingly reached out to inform an ever-growing readership about their country and the outside world. The widening of the readership of the gazettes, chronicles, and journals enabled the press to perform its vital role. The press became increasingly democratized during the Revolutionary era; it reflected developments in the political arena as more and more people not only voted, but also became more directly involved in government, instructing their representatives and seeking offices previously held by their social betters. The public prints likewise contributed to political change. By proclaiming that newspapers were essential to inform people about the doings of their rulers, they inferred that all had a right to participate in government to protect their liberties. As both reflector and former of public opinion, the American newspapers--"this popular engine"--played an essential role in the democratic evolution of the United States.


Typefounding In America 1787 1825

Author by : Rollo Gabriel Silver
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Publisher by : Charlottesville : Published for the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virgina [by the] University Press of Virginia
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The Apha Newsletter

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The Press The American Revolution

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Description : An examination of how wartime rhetoric in World War I influenced the home front fiction of four British women writers -- Violet Hunt, Rose Macaulay, Stella Benson, and Rebecca West.


The Apha Letter

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Alexander Anderson 1775 1870

Author by : Jane R. Pomeroy
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The Great River

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Printing History

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Encyclopedia Of The United States In The Nineteenth Century Printing Technology Zoos

Author by : Gale Group
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Publisher by : Gale Cengage
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Description : "The 19th century was arguably the most important in the nation's history, making the publication of this first-rate encyclopedia a significant event. Students using this 600-entry work, which is conveniently keyed to the National Standards for United States History, will find the entries easy to follow and enjoyable to read. It is an essential purchase for all public and academic libraries."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2002.


Essays On Bibliography

Author by : Vito Joseph Brenni
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Publisher by : Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press
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Early German American Imprints

Author by : Heinz G. F. Wilsdorf
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Description : Wilsdorf (U. of Virginia) gives an overview of German-language printing in the English North American colonies with an emphasis on cultural developments in predominantly German language communities. He includes numerous facsimile title pages that often serve as abstracts of the books' content. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Journal Of Mormon History

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Books About Books

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Bibligraphy

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Technology And Canadian Printing

Author by : Bryan Dewalt
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Description : "This report is a survey of the evolution of the printing industry in Canada, with a detailed description of these technological changes"--Abstract., p. 5.


The Journal Of Southern History

Author by : Wendell Holmes Stephenson
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Description : Includes section "Book reviews."