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Institutions of reading : the social life of libraries in the United States

Author: Thomas Augst; Kenneth E Carpenter
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2007.
Series: Studies in print culture and the history of the book.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tracing the evolution of the library as a modern institution from the late eighteenth century to the digital era, this book explores the diverse practices by which Americans have shared reading  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Institutions of reading.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2007004226
(OCoLC)81861443
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Augst; Kenneth E Carpenter
ISBN: 9781613760635 1613760639
OCLC Number: 636594662
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 368 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Social libraries and library societies in eighteenth-century North America / James Raven --
Subscription libraries and commercial circulating libraries in Colonial Philadelphia and New York / James Green --
A great and natural enemy of democracy? : politics and culture in the antebellum Portsmouth Athenæum / Michael A. Baenen --
"An association of kindred spirits" : Black readers and their reading rooms / Elizabeth McHenry --
Boston library catalogues, 1850-1875 : female labor and technological change / Barbara A. Mitchell --
Faith in reading : public libraries, liberalism, and the civil religion / Thomas Augst --
Domesticating Spain : 1898 and the Hispanic Society of America / Elizabeth Amann --
Women writers and their libraries in the 1920s / Karin Roffman --
The library as place, collection, or service : promoting book circulation in Durham, North Carolina, and at the Book-of-the-Month Club, 1925-1945 / Janice Radway --
Blood and thunder on the bookmobile : American public libraries and the construction of "the reader," 1950-1995 / Christine Pawley --
Toward a new cultural design : the American Council of Learned Societies, the Social Science Research Council, and libraries in the 1930s / Kenneth Carpenter --
Scarcity or abundance? : preserving the past in a digital era / Roy Rosenzweig.
Series Title: Studies in print culture and the history of the book.
Responsibility: edited by Thomas Augst and Kenneth Carpenter.
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