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An extensive republic : print, culture, and society in the new nation, 1790-1840

Between 1790 and 1840 printing and publishing expanded, and literate publics provided a ready market for novels, almanacs, newspapers, tracts, and periodicals. Government, business, and reform drove the dissemination of print. This book documents the development of a distinctive culture of print in the new American republic.
Print Book, English, ©2010
Published in association with the American Antiquarian Society by the University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, ©2010
xix, 697 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
9780807833391, 0807833398
The revolution's legacy for the history of the book / Richard D. Brown
The rise of book publishing / James N. Green
Case study : Harper & Brothers / Scott E. Casper
Case study : urban printing / Karen Nipps
Printing is something every village has in it : rural printing and publishing / Jack Larkin
Of the paper cap and inky apron : journeymen printers / William S. Pretzer
Print and politics / John L. Brooke
Have pen, will travel : the times and life of John Norvell, political journalist / Jeffery L. Pasley
Copyright / Meredith L. McGill
Expanding the realm of communications / Richard R. John
Benevolent books : printing, religion, and reform / David Paul Nord
The learned world / David S. Shields
Libraries / Kenneth E. Carpenter
Schools / Gerald F. Moran and Maris A. Vinovskis
Schoolbooks / Charles Monaghan and E. Jennifer Monaghan
Colleges and print culture / Dean Grodzins and Leon Jackson
Female academies and seminaries and print culture / Mary Kelley
Men writing in the early republic / David Leverenz
Women writing in the early republic / Joanne Dobson and Sandra A. Zagarell
Newspapers and periodicals / Andie Tucher
Harriet Newell's story : women, the evangelical press, and the foreign mission movement / Mary Kupiec Cayton
Making friends at the Southern literary messenger / Leon Jackson
Transformations in pictorial printing / Georgia B. Barnhill
Novels / Elizabeth Barnes
Travel books / Dona Brown
Biography / Scott E. Casper
Readers and writers of German / A. Gregg Roeber
Give me a sign : African Americans, print and practice / Grey Gundaker
Literacy and colonization : the case of the Cherokees / Barry O'Connell
Reading for an extensive republic / Robert A. Gross