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

Author: Thomas Augst
Publisher: Amherst : Univ. of Massachusetts Press, 2007.
Series: Studies in print culture and the history of the book
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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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Genre/Form: History
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Material Type: Government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Augst
ISBN: 9781558495906 1558495908 9781558495913 1558495916
OCLC Number: 260112460
Description: x, 368 Seiten : Illustrationen.
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 Atheneum / 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: ed. by Thomas Augst ...

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