What Middletown read : print culture in an American small city (Book, 2015) [WorldCat.org]
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What Middletown read : print culture in an American small city

Author: Frank Felsenstein; James J Connolly
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, [2015]
Series: Studies in print culture and the history of the book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Felsenstein; James J Connolly
ISBN: 9781625341402 1625341407 9781625341419 1625341415
OCLC Number: 898222274
Description: xiii, 304 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: "Now we are a city" : portrait of a boomtown --
"A magnificent array of books" : the origins and development of the Muncie Public Library --
Cosmopolitan trends : print culture and the public library in 1890s Muncie --
Borrowing patterns : the Muncie Public Library and its patrons --
"Bread sweet as honey" : reading, education, and the public library --
Reading and reform : the role of fiction in the civic imagination of Muncie's activist women --
Schoolboys and social butterflies : profiling Middletown readers --
Epilogue. Looking backward, looking forward --
Appendix. The What Middletown read database.
Series Title: Studies in print culture and the history of the book.
Responsibility: Frank Felsenstein and James J. Connolly.

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