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The Resource An empire of print : the New York publishing trade in the early American republic, Steven Carl Smith

An empire of print : the New York publishing trade in the early American republic, Steven Carl Smith

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An empire of print : the New York publishing trade in the early American republic
Title
An empire of print
Title remainder
the New York publishing trade in the early American republic
Statement of responsibility
Steven Carl Smith
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Language
eng
Summary
Home to the so-called big five publishers as well as hundreds of smaller presses, renowned literary agents, a vigorous arts scene, and an uncountable number of aspiring and established writers alike, New York City is widely perceived as the publishing capital of the United States and the world. This book traces the origins and early evolution of the city's rise to literary preeminence.Through five case studies, Steven Carl Smith examines publishing in New York from the post–Revolutionary War period through the Jacksonian era. He discusses the gradual development of local, regional, and national distribution networks, assesses the economic relationships and shared social and cultural practices that connected printers, booksellers, and their customers, and explores the uncharacteristically modern approaches taken by the city's preindustrial printers and distributors. If the cultural matrix of printed texts served as the primary legitimating vehicle for political debate and literary expression, Smith argues, then deeper understanding of the economic interests and political affiliations of the people who produced these texts gives necessary insight into the emergence of a major American industry. Those involved in New York's book trade imagined for themselves, like their counterparts in other major seaport cities, a robust business that could satisfy the new nation's desire for print, and many fulfilled their ambition by cultivating networks that crossed regional boundaries, delivering books to the masses.A fresh interpretation of the market economy in early America, An Empire of Print reveals how New York started on the road to becoming the publishing powerhouse it is today
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1981-
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Smith, Steven Carl
Dewey number
070.509747/09033
Index
index present
LC call number
Z478.6.N5
LC item number
S64 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Penn State series in the history of the book
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  • Publishers and publishing
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Book industries and trade
  • Book industries and trade
  • Book industries and trade
  • Publishers and publishing
  • New York (State)
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism
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An empire of print : the New York publishing trade in the early American republic, Steven Carl Smith
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Samuel Loudon and the building of the Empire State in print -- William Gordon, print culture, and the politics of history -- John Ward Fenno's bookshop politics -- Literary fairs and national ambitions -- Evert Duyckinck and the national book trade
Control code
1001338060
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 244 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780271079929
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1001338060
Label
An empire of print : the New York publishing trade in the early American republic, Steven Carl Smith
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Samuel Loudon and the building of the Empire State in print -- William Gordon, print culture, and the politics of history -- John Ward Fenno's bookshop politics -- Literary fairs and national ambitions -- Evert Duyckinck and the national book trade
Control code
1001338060
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 244 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780271079929
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1001338060

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