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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Stern, Madeleine B., 1912-2007.
Imprints on history.
Bloomington, Ind., Indiana University Press, 1956
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Madeleine B Stern
|Description:||492 pages 22 cm|
|Contents:||Clearing Eastern frontiers: James D. Bemis, pioneer printer. --
Broadening Eastern frontiers: William Hilliard & his firm, booksellers to the university. --
The persistence of New England transcendentalism: James P. Walker & Horace B. Fuller, transcendental publishers. --
The brotherhood of the Ante-bellum South: John Russell, "Lord John" of Charleston. --
Civil War & abolition: James Redpath and his "Books for the times". --
Reconstruction & the post-war South: Charles W. Clark, "Southern knight" of New Orleans. --
Culture for the Middle West: Robert Fergus, prairie printer. --
Manifest destiny: Jacob W. Cruger, public printer of Houston. --
The settling of the far West: Anton Roman, argonaut of books. --
The success of rugged individualism: George W. Childs, Poor Richard the Second. --
The failure of rugged individualism: The rise and fall of A.K. Loring. --
The need for laughter in America: G.W. Carleton, his mark. --
The call of the wild: Elliott, Thomas & Talbot and their blue backs. --
Railroads & railroad literature: The Leslies of Publisher's Row. --
Immigration & the book trade: Ernst Steiger, German-American publisher. --
The advancement of labor & woman's rights: John W. Lovell, his social conscience. --
The home as the hub of America: Dick & Fitzgerald, the troupers of Ann Street. --
Today & yesterday: The twentieth-century survivals. --
Supplement: United States book publishing firms surviving from before 1900. --
A chronological list.