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Reading in America : literature & social history

Author: Cathy N Davidson
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A rich resource for readers interested in the study of American culture.--'South Atlantic Review. 'The essays are noteworthy in their own right, and the collection overall is unified and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Reading in America.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c1989
(OCoLC)597996191
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cathy N Davidson
ISBN: 0801837995 9780801837999 0801838002 9780801838002
OCLC Number: 19130317
Description: vii, 307 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: What is the history of books? / Robert Darnton --
Literacy instruction and gender in colonial New England / E. Jennifer Monaghan --
Chapbooks in America : reconstructing the popular reading of early America / Victor Neuburg --
A republican literature : magazine reading and readers in late-eighteenth-century New York / David Paul Nord --
The word in black and white : ideologies of race and literacy in antebellum America / Dana Nelson Salvino --
The life and times of Charlotte Temple : the biography of a book / Cathy N. Davidson --
Antebellum reading and the ironies of technological innovation / Ronald J. Zboray --
Sense and sensibility : a case study of women's reading in late-Victorian America / Barbara Sicherman. Reflections on the changing publishing objectives of secular Black book publishers, 1900-1986 / Donald Franklin Joyce --
Becoming noncanonical : the case against Willa Cather / Sharon O'Brien --
The Book-of-the-Month Club and the general reader : the uses of "serious" fiction / Janice A. Radway --
Literacy and mass media : the political implications / Donald Lazere.
Responsibility: edited by Cathy N. Davidson.

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