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A History of the Book in America : Volume 1, The Colonial Book in the Atlantic World - Hugh Amory

A History of the Book in America

Volume 1, The Colonial Book in the Atlantic World

By: Hugh Amory (Editor), David D. Hall (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 13th December 1999
ISBN: 9780521482561
Number Of Pages: 662

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A History of the Book in America is a five-volume, interdisciplinary series that offers a collborative history of the book in American culture from the earliest days of European settlement to our own days. Its creation is a principal activity of the American Antiquarian Society. Volume 1, The Colonial Book in the Atlantic World is organized around three major themes: the persisting colonial relationship between European settlements and the Old World; the gradual emergence of a pluralistic book trade that differentiated printers from booksellers; and the transition from a "culture of the Word" to the culture of republicanism. The volume also describes nascent forms of literary and learned culture (including the circulation of manuscripts), literacy and censorship, orality, and the efforts by Europeans to introduce written literacy to Native Americans and African Americans.

'... the very high standards achieved in the research, the writing and the editing of this volume have been matched by its designers and printers, resulting in a work that is truly a delight to read.' Bibliographic Society of Australia and New Zealand

Introduction: some contexts and questions: the Europeans' encounter with the Native Americans
Re-inventing the Colonial book
The Chesapeake in the seventeenth century
Printing and bookselling in New England 1638-1713
Readers and writers in seventeenth-century New England
The Atlantic world
The Atlantic Economy in the Eighteenth Century
Printers' Supplies and Capitalization
The Importation of Books in the Eighteenth Century
Note Imports and Domestic Production:
The book trade in the Middle Colonies, 1680-1720
The Southern book trade in the eighteenth century
The book trade in the Middle Colonies in the age of
The German and Dutch Language Books and Printing:
The New England Book Trade. 1713-1790
Periodicals and politics
Early American Journalism: news and opinion in the Popular Press
Shifting Freedoms of the Press in the Eighteenth Century
Practices of reading: introduction
Literacy and schoolbooks
Customers and the marketplace for books Elizabeth
Learned culture in the eighteenth century
Literary culture in the eighteenth century
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ISBN: 9780521482561
ISBN-10: 0521482569
Series: History of the Book in America : Book 1
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 662
Published: 13th December 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 15.93  x 4.5
Weight (kg): 1.0