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Description - A History of the Book in America: Volume 1, the Colonial Book in the Atlantic World by Hugh Amory

A History of the Book in America is a five-volume, interdisciplinary series that offers a collborative history of the book in American culture from the earliest days of European settlement to our own days. Its creation is a principal activity of the American Antiquarian Society. Volume 1, The Colonial Book in the Atlantic World is organized around three major themes: the persisting colonial relationship between European settlements and the Old World; the gradual emergence of a pluralistic book trade that differentiated printers from booksellers; and the transition from a "culture of the Word" to the culture of republicanism. The volume also describes nascent forms of literary and learned culture (including the circulation of manuscripts), literacy and censorship, orality, and the efforts by Europeans to introduce written literacy to Native Americans and African Americans.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521482561
ISBN-10: 0521482569
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 45mm)
Pages: 662
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Dec-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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