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Faith in reading : religious publishing and the birth of mass media in America

Author: David Paul Nord
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Series: Religion in America series (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In early nineteenth century, a few visionary entrepreneurs decided the time was right to launch a true mass media in America. Though these entrepreneurs were savvy businessmen, their publishing  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Paul Nord
ISBN: 0195173112 9780195173116 9780195335781 0195335783
OCLC Number: 53145637
Description: viii, 212 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : The finger of providence --
Religion and reading in early America --
Millennial print --
The new mass media : economic foundations --
The new mass media : national institutions --
The new mass media : systematic distribution --
How readers should read --
How readers did read --
Epilogue : Fragmentation and denomination.
Series Title: Religion in America series (Oxford University Press)
Responsibility: David Paul Nord.
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