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Writing with scissors : American scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem renaissance

Author: Ellen Gruber Garvey
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Men and women 150 years ago grappled with information overload by making scrapbooks-the ancestors of Google and blogging. From Abraham Lincoln to Susan B. Anthony, African American janitors to farmwomen, abolitionists to Confederates, people cut out and pasted down their reading. Writing with Scissors opens a new window into the feelings and thoughts of ordinary and extraordinary Americans. Like us,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Garvey, Ellen Gruber.
Writing with scissors.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012005221
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Gruber Garvey
ISBN: 9780199986354 0199986355 9780199979240 0199979243
OCLC Number: 823653948
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 304 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Reuse, recycle, recirculate : scrapbooks remake value --
Mark Twain's scrapbook innovations --
Civil War scrapbooks : newspaper and nation --
Alternative histories in African American scrapbooks --
Strategic scrapbooks : activist women's clipping and self-creation --
Scrapbook as archive, scrapbooks in archives --
The afterlife of the nineteenth-century scrapbook : managing data and information.
Responsibility: Ellen Gruber Garvey.

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Featuring over fifty rare and hard-to-find illustrations, Writing with Scissors presents a fascinating cultural history of scrapbooks in America.  Read more...

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Eminently readable and endlessly fascinating. * Libby Bischof, University of Southern Maine *

 
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