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    A History of the Book in America: Colonial Book in the Atlantic World v. 1 (History of the Book in America (University of NC)) (Paperback) Edited by Hugh Amory, Edited by David D. Hall, Contributions by Hugh Amory, Contributions by Ross W. Beales, Contributions by John Bidwell, Contributions by Richard D. Brown, Contributions by Charles E. Clark, Contributions by James N. Green, Contributions by David D. Hall, Contributions by Russell L. Martin

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    Description"The Colonial Book in the Atlantic World" carries the interrelated stories of publishing, writing, and reading from the beginning of the colonial period in America up to 1790. Three major themes run through the volume: the persisting connections between the book trade in the Old World and the New, evidenced in modes of intellectual and cultural exchange and the dominance of imported, chiefly English books; the gradual emergence of a competitive book trade in which newspapers were the largest form of production; and the institution of a "culture of the Word," organized around an essentially theological understanding of print, authorship, and reading, complemented by other frameworks of meaning that included the culture of republicanism. "The Colonial Book in the Atlantic World" also traces the histories of literary and learned culture, censorship and "freedom of the press," and literacy and orality.


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    Title
    A History of the Book in America: Colonial Book in the Atlantic World v. 1
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Hugh Amory, Edited by David D. Hall, Contributions by Hugh Amory, Contributions by Ross W. Beales, Contributions by John Bidwell, Contributions by Richard D. Brown, Contributions by Charles E. Clark, Contributions by James N. Green, Contributions by David D. Hall, Contributions by Russell L. Martin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 664
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 1,021 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780807858264
    ISBN 10: 0807858269
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: MED
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.7
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB, KNTP
    BISAC V2.8: LIT007000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/18CNTY
    BIC subject category V2: CFC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/17CNTY
    B&T General Subject: 430
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036020
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27870
    Abridged Dewey: 973
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: BUS023000, LAN027000, BUS070060
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    DC22: 381.45002097, 381.450020973
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: Z473 .C686 2007
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, KCZ, KNTP, CFC
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    51 illustrations, 5 tables, 15 graphs
    Publisher
    The University of North Carolina Press
    Imprint name
    The University of North Carolina Press
    Publication date
    15 June 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Chapel Hill
    Author Information
    HUGH AMORY (1930-2001) was Senior Rare Book Cataloger at the Houghton Library, Harvard University. DAVID D. HALL is professor of American religious history at Harvard Divinity School.
    Review quote
    "A masterpiece of scholarship." - Roger Chartier, The William and Mary Quarterly "The best formal synthesis we have on the topic of print and book production in early America." - Early American Literature"
    Back cover copy
    "Three major themes run through the volume: the persisting connections between the book trade in the Old World and the New; the gradual emergence of a competitive book trade in which newspapers were the largest form of production; and the institution of a "culture of the World, " organized around an essentially theological understanding of print, authorship, and reading, complemented by other frameworks of meaning that included the culture of republicanism."--BOOK JACKET.
    Flap copy
    This first volume of the five-volume series on the history of the book in America carries the interrelated stories of publishing, writing, and reading from the beginning of the colonial period in America up to 1790. Three major themes run through the volume: the persisting connections between the book trade in the Old World and the New; the gradual emergence of a competitive book trade in which newspapers were the largest form of production; and the institution of a "culture of the Word," organized around an essentially theological understanding of print, authorship, and reading. The volume also traces the histories of literary and learned culture, censorship and "freedom of the press," and literacy and orality.