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The colonial book in the Atlantic world

Author: Hugh Amory; David D Hall
Publisher: [Cambridge, England] ; [New York] : Cambridge University Press, American Antiquarian Society, 1999.
Series: History of the book in America, v. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Volume 1 of A History of the Book in America encompasses seventeenth and eighteenth century book history.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Amory; David D Hall
ISBN: 0521482569 9780521482561
OCLC Number: 43949759
Description: xxiv, 638 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: some contexts and questions: the Europeans' encounter with the Native Americans David D. Hall; 1. Re-inventing the Colonial book Hugh Amory; 2. The Chesapeake in the seventeenth century David D. Hall; 3. Printing and bookselling in New England 1638-1713 Hugh Amory; 4. Readers and writers in seventeenth-century New England David D. Hall; 5. The Atlantic world, Part I. The Atlantic Economy in the Eighteenth Century David D. Hall: Part II. Printers' Supplies and Capitalization John Bidwell: Part III. The Importation of Books in the Eighteenth Century James Raven: Part IV. Note Imports and Domestic Production: Hugh Amory; 6. The book trade in the Middle Colonies, 1680-1720 James N. Green; 7. The Southern book trade in the eighteenth century Calhoun Winton; 8. The book trade in the Middle Colonies in the age of Franklin James N. Green; Part II. The German and Dutch Language Books and Printing: A. Gregg Roeber; 9. The New England Book Trade. 1713-1790 Hugh Amory; 10. Periodicals and politics, Part I. Early American Journalism: news and opinion in the Popular Press Charles E. Clark; Part II. Shifting Freedoms of the Press in the Eighteenth Century Richard D. Brown; 11. Practices of reading: introduction David D. Hall; 1. Literacy and schoolbooks Ross W. Beales and E. Jennifer Monaghan; 2. Customers and the marketplace for books Elizabeth Carroll Reilly and David D. Hall; 12. Learned culture in the eighteenth century David D. Hall; 13. Literary culture in the eighteenth century David Shields.
Series Title: History of the book in America, v. 1.
Responsibility: edited by Hugh Amory, David D. Hall.

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