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A History of the Book in America (Paperback)

ISBN 10: 1469621649 / ISBN 13: 9781469621647
Edité par The University of North Carolina Press, United States, 2014
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Language: N/A. Brand New Book. The five volumes in A History of the Book in America offer a sweeping chronicle of our country s print production and culture from colonial times to the end of the twentieth century. This interdisciplinary, collaborative work of scholarship examines the book trades as they have developed and spread throughout the United States; provides a history of U.S. literary cultures; investigates the practice of reading and, more broadly, the uses of literacy; and links literary culture with larger themes in American history. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9781469621647

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Titre : A History of the Book in America (Paperback)

Éditeur : The University of North Carolina Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2014

Reliure : Paperback

Etat du livre :New

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The five volumes in A History of the Book in America offer a sweeping chronicle of our country's print production and culture from colonial times to the end of the twentieth century. This interdisciplinary, collaborative work of scholarship examines the book trades as they have developed and spread throughout the United States; provides a history of U.S. literary cultures; investigates the practice of reading and, more broadly, the uses of literacy; and links literary culture with larger themes in American history.

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-Humanities magazine

"A model of scholarly publication and institutional cooperation. . . . A timely achievement and a great one. . . . Without university presses, we would still be waiting for HBA."
-Journal of Scholarly Publishing

"One of the great scholarly projects of the late twentieth century and early twenty-first centuries. . . .The History is a miracle of extensive and intensive scholarship, sustained over decades and across continents."
-The New England Quarterly

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