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The intimacy of paper in early and nineteenth-century American literature

Author: Jonathan Senchyne
Publisher: Amherst ; Boston : University of Massachusetts Press, [2020] ©2020
Series: Studies in print culture and the history of the book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The true scale of paper production in America from 1690 through the end of the nineteenth century was staggering, with a range of parties participating in different ways, from farmers growing flax to textile workers weaving cloth and from housewives saving rags to peddlers collecting them. Making a bold case for the importance of printing and paper technology in the study of early American literature, Jonathan  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Senchyne
ISBN: 9781625344731 1625344732 9781625344748 1625344740
OCLC Number: 1101040819
Description: xiv, 194 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 23 cm
Contents: Chapter 1: Paper Publics and Material Textual Affiliations in American Print Culture --
Chapter 2: The Gender of Rag Paper in Anne Bradstreet and Lydia Sigourney --
Chapter 3: The Ineffable Socialities of Rags in Henry David Thoreau and Herman Melville --
Chapter 4: The Whiteness of the Page: Racial Legibility and Authenticity.
Series Title: Studies in print culture and the history of the book.
Responsibility: Jonathan Senchyne.

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Making a bold case for the importance of printing and paper technology in the study of early American literature, Jonathan Senchyne presents archival evidence of the effects of this very visible  Read more...

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