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    A History of the Book in America: Industrial Book, 1840-1880 v. 3 (History of the Book in America (University of NC)) (Hardback) Edited by Scott E. Casper, Edited by Jeffrey D. Groves, Edited by Stephen W. Nissenbaum, Edited by Michael Winship, Contributions by Susan Belasco, Contributions by Candy Gunther, Contributions by Kenneth E. Carpenter, Contributions by Scott E. Casper, Contributions by Jeannine Marie Delombard, Contributions by Ann Fabian

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    DescriptionVolume 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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    Title
    A History of the Book in America: Industrial Book, 1840-1880 v. 3
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Scott E. Casper, Edited by Jeffrey D. Groves, Edited by Stephen W. Nissenbaum, Edited by Michael Winship, Contributions by Susan Belasco, Contributions by Candy Gunther, Contributions by Kenneth E. Carpenter, Contributions by Scott E. Casper, Contributions by Jeannine Marie Delombard, Contributions by Ann Fabian
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 560
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 930 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780807830857
    ISBN 10: 0807830852
    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
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: KNTP
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    BISAC V2.8: LIT007000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    BIC subject category V2: CFC
    B&T General Subject: 430
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: BUS077000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17870
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: BUS023000, HIS036040, LAN027000, BUS070060
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 381.45002097
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    DC22: 381.450020973, 381/.45002097309034
    LC classification: Z473 .I53 2007
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, KCZ, KNTP, CFC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MN
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    44 illustrations, 17 tables, notes, bibliography, index
    Publisher
    The University of North Carolina Press
    Imprint name
    The University of North Carolina Press
    Publication date
    15 September 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Chapel Hill
    Author Information
    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 (from the University of North Carolina Press). 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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    "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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    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.