Print Culture, Reading, Books, and Literacy [index]

 

The Printers, Printing Press and the Emergence of  Print Culture

Studies of Literacy and Reading

Books and  Publishing

Authors and Literature

Libraries and School Books

Censorship of Books and Literature

 

Printers, Printing Press and the Emergence of  Print Culture

Butler, Pierce.  The Origin of Printing in Europe.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1940.

Cavallo, Guglielmo, and Roger Chartier, edsA History of Reading in the West.  Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1999.

Curran, Mark.  “Beyond the Forbidden  Best-Sellers of Pre-Revolutionary France.”  Historical Journal 56 (March 2013): 89-112.

Chartier, Roger, edThe Culture of Print: Power and the Uses of Print in Early Modern Europe.  Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1989.

Chartier, Roger.  The Order of Books: Readers, Authors, and Libraries in Europe Between the Fourteenth and Eighteenth Centuries.  Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1994.

Chartier, Roger.  The Author’s Hand and the Printer’s Mind.  Malden, MA: Polity Press, 2014.

Dane, Joseph A. What is a Book? The Study of Early Printed Books.  South Bend: University of Notre Dame Press, 2012.

Darnton, Robert.  The Great Cat Massacre and Other Episodes in French Cultural History.  New York: Basic Books, 1984.

Darnton, Robert.  The Forbidden Best-Sellers of Pre-Revolutionary France.  New York: Norton, 1995.

Diebert, Ronald L.  Parchment, Printing, and Hypermedia: Communication in World Order Transformation.  New York: Columbia University Press, 1997.

Eisenstein, Elizabeth L. The Printing Press as an Agent of Change: Communications and Cultural Transformations in Early-Modern Europe.  New York: Cambridge University Press, 1979.

Eisenstein, Elizabeth L.  The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe.  New York: Cambridge University Press, 1983.

Eisenstein, Elizabeth L, and Adrian Johns. "How Revolutionary Was the Print Revolution?: An AHR Forum." American Historical Review 107 (February 2002): 84-128.

Eisenstein, Elizabeth L.  Divine Art, Infernal Machine: The Reception of Printing in the West from First Impressions to the Sense of Ending.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012.

Ezell, Margaret J.M.  Social Authorship and the Advent of Print.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.

Febvre, Lucien, and Henri-Jean Martin.  The Coming of the Book: The Impact of Printing, 1450-1800.  London: N.L.B., 1976.

Gee, Malcolm, and Tim Kirk, edsPrinted Matters : Printing, Publishing and Urban Culture in Europe in the Modern Period.  Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate, 2002.

Ginzburg, Carlo. The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth Century Miller.  New York: Penguin Books, 1982.

Hindman, Sandra, ed.  Printing the Written Word: The Social History of Books, circa 1450-1520.  Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1991.

Johns, Adrian.  The Nature of the Book: Print and Knowledge in the Making.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998.

Lause, Mark A.  Some Degree of Power: From Hired Hand to Union Craftsman in the Preindustrial American Printing Trades, 1778-1815.  Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1991.  

Man, John.  Gutenberg: How One Man Remade the World with Words.  New York: John Wiley and Sons, 2002.

McKitterick, David.  Print, Manuscript and the Search for Order, 1450-1830.  New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Moran, James.  Printing Presses: History and Development from the Fifteenth Century to Modern Times.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 1973.

Rawson, David Andrew.  "Guardians of their Own Liberty':  A Social History of Printing and Reading in Virginia, 1750-1820."  PhD dissertation, College of William and Mary, 1998.

Williams, Raymond.  The Long Revolution.  New York: Columbia University Press, 1961.

Zaret, David.  Origins of a Democratic Culture: Printing, Petitions, and the Public Sphere in Early Modern England.  Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000.

 

Studies of Literacy and Reading

Abel, Trudy.  "A Man of Letters, a Man of Business: Edward Stratemeyer and the Adolescent Reader, 1890-1930."  PhD dissertation, Rutgers University, 1993.

Albertine, Susan, edA Living of Words: American Women in Print Culture. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1996.

Aliaga-Buchenau, Ana-Isabel.  The Dangerous Potential of Reading: Readers and the Negotiation of Power in Nineteenth Century Narratives.  New York: Routledge, 2004.

Altick, Richard D.  The English Common Reader: A Social History of the Mass Reading Public, 1800-1900.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1957.

Anderson, Electa E. “Literary Transformations: Civilized Reading and Reform in the Progressive Era West.”  PhD dissertation, University of California, Irvine, 2012.

Armstrong, Erica R.  "A Mental and Moral Feast:  Reading, Writing, and Sentimentality in Black Philadelphia." Journal of Women's History 16:1 (2004): 78-102.

Armstrong, Nancy.  Desire and Domestic Fiction.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.

Aronson, Amy Beth.  Taking Liberties: Early American Women's Magazines and Their Readers.  Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2002.

Battan, Jesse F.  "You Cannot Fix the Scarlet Letter on My Breast!": Women Reading, Writing, and Reshaping the Sexual Culture of Victorian America."  Journal of Social History 37:3 (Spring 2004): 601-624.

Baym, Nina.  Novels, Readers, and Reviewers: Responses to Fiction in Antebellum America.  Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1984.

Bibbs, Maria L. “The African American Literacy Myth: Literacy’s Ethical Objective during the Progressive Era, 1890–1919.”  PhD dissertation, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011.

Birkerts, Sven.  The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in the Electronic Age.  New York: Fawcett Columbine, 1994.

Blair, Amy Lynn.  “Reading Up:  Middle Class Readers and Narratives of Success from the 1890s to the 1920s.”  PhD dissertation, Cornell University, 2002.

Blair, Amy.  Reading Up: Middle Class Readers and the Culture of Success in the Early Twentieth-Century United States.  Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2012.

Boyarin, Jonathan, edThe Ethnography of Reading.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993.

Bourdreau, George.  "Highly Valuable and Extensively Useful: Community and Readership Among the 18th Century Middling Sort."  Pennsylvania History 63:3 (Summer 1996): 302-329.

Brayman Hackel, Heidi, and Catherine E. Kelly, eds. Reading Women: Literacy, Authorship, and Culture in the Atlantic World, 1500–1800.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008.

Brodhead, Richard C.  Cultures of Letters: Scenes of Reading and Writing in Nineteenth-Century America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993.

Brown, Matthew P.  The Pilgrim and the Bee: Reading Rituals and Book Culture in Early New England.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007.

Brown, Richard D.  Knowledge is Power: The Diffusion of Information in Early America.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Casper, Scott E., et al., eds., A History of the Book in America, vol. 3: The Industrial Book, 1840–1880. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007. xx, 539 pp. $60.00, isbn 978-0-8078-3085-7.)

Cohen, Patricia Cline.  A Calculating People: The Spread of Numeracy in Early America.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982.

Cornelius, Janet Duitsman.  "When I Can Read my Title Clear": Literacy, Slavery, and Religion in the Antebellum South.  Columbia: University of South Carollina Press, 1991.

Crain, Patricia.  The Story of A: The Alphabetization of America from the New England Primer to the Scarlet Letter.  Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2000.  

Crain, Patricia. “Postures and Places: The Child Reader in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Popular Print.” English Literary History 80 (Summer 2013): 343–372.

Davidson, Cathy N.  Reading in America: Literature and Social History.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989.

Davidson, Cathy N.  "The Novel as Subversive Activity: Women Reading, Women Writing" in Beyond the American Revolution: Explorations in the History of American Radicalism, Alfred F. Young, edDekalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 1993.

Docherty, Linda J.  "Women as Readers: Visual Interpretations."  Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society 107:2 (1998): 335-388.

Felsenstein, Frank, and James J. Connolly.  What Middletown Read: Print Culture in a Small American City.  Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2015.

Ferguson, Robert A.  Reading the Early Republic.  Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2004.

Flint, Kate.  The Woman Reader, 1837-1914.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Flynn, Elizabeth A., and Patrocino P. Schweichart, edsGender and Reading: Essays on Readers, Texts, and Contexts.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986.

Foster, Frances Smith.  “A Narrative of the Interesting Origins and (Somewhat) Surprising Developments of African-American Print Culture.”  American Literary History 17 (Winter 2005): 714–40.

Gallegos, Bernardo P.  Literacy, Education, and Society in New Mexico, 1693-1821. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1992.  

Garfield, Michelle N.  “Literary Societies: The Work of Self-Improvement and Racial Uplift,” in Black Women’s Intellectual Traditions: Speaking Their Minds, ed. Kristin Waters and Carol B. Conaway, 113–28.  Burlington: University of Vermont Press, 2007.

Garrison, Dee.  “Immoral Fiction in the Late Victorian Library.”  American Quarterly 28:1 (Spring 1976): 71-89.

Gilmore, William J.  “Elementary Literacy on the Eve of the Industrial Revolution, 160-1830.”  Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society 98 (1982): 87-178.

Gilmore, William. Reading Becomes a Necessity of Life: Material and Cultural Life in Rural New England, 1780-1835.  Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1989.

Glazener, Nancy.  Reading for Realism: The History of a U.S. Literary Institution.  Durham: Duke University Press, 1997.

Gordon, Edward E., and Elaine H. Gordon.  Literacy in America: Historic Journey and Contemporary Solutions.  Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2003.

Graff, Harvey.  The Literacy Myth: Literacy and Social Structure in the Nineteenth Century City.  New York: Academic Press, 1979.

Graff, Harvey.  The Legacies of Literacy: Continuities and Contradictions in Western Culture and Society.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1986.

Gross, Robert A.  "Reading Cultures, Reading Books."  Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society 106:1 (1996): 59-78.

Gunther Brown, Candy.  The Word in the World: Evangelical Writing, Publishing, and Reading in America, 1789-1880.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004.

Hackel, Heidi Brayman, and Catherine E. Kelly, eds. Reading Women: Literacy, Authorship, and Culture in the Atlantic World, 1500–1800. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008.

Harker, Jaime.  America the Middlebrow: Women’s Novels, Progressivism, and Middlebrow Authorship between the Wars. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2007.

Hayes, Kevin J.  A Colonial Woman's Bookshelf.  Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1997.

Hobbs, Catherine, edNineteenth-Century American Women Learn to Write.  Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1995.

Hunter, Gordon.  What America Reads: Taste, Class, and the Novel, 1920-1960.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009.

Jack, Belinda.  The Woman Reader.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012.

Jones, Sandra E. “Handing on the Creative Spark: Black Women’s Reading Practices, a Speculative History.”  PhD dissertation, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 2005.

Joyce, William L, et al, edsPrinting and Society in Early America.  Worcester, MA: American Antiquarian Society, 1983.

Juhasz, Suzanne.  Reading from the Heart: Women, Literature, and the Search for True Love.  New York: Viking, 1994.

Kaestle, Carl F., ed., Literacy in the United States: Readers and Reading Since 1880.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 1991.*

Karl, Alissa G. “ Modernism and the Marketplace: Literary Cultures and Consumer Capitalism, 1915-1939.”  PhD dissertation, University of Washington, 2005. 

Kelley, Mary. Private Woman, Public Stage: Literary Domesticity in Nineteenth-Century America.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1984.

Kelly, Mary.  "Reading Women/Women Reading: The Making of Learned Women in Antebellum America."  Journal of American History 83 (September 1996): 401-424.

Kelley, Mary. “‘The Need of Their Genius’: Women’s Reading and Writing Practices in Early America.” Journal of the Early Republic  28 (Spring 2008): 1–22.

Kett, Joseph F.  The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties: From Self-Improvement to Adult Education in America, 1750-1990.  Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1994.

Kunzel, Regina.  "Pulp Fictions and Problem Girls: Reading and Rewriting Single Pregnancy in the Postwar United States."  American Historical Review 100 (December 1995): 1465-1487.

LeFavour, Cree.  "Jane Eyre Fever": Deciphering the Astonishing Popular Success of Charlotte Bronte in Antebellum America.”  Book History 7 (2004): 113-141.

Leonard, Thomas C.  “News at the Hearth: A Drama of Reading in Nineteenth-Century America.”  Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society 102 (1993): 379-401.

Lindell, Lisa R. “‘So Long as I Can Read’: Farm Women’s Reading Experiences in Depression-Era South Dakota.” Agricultural History 83 (Fall 2009): 503–527.

Linkon, Sherry Lee.  "Reading Lind Mania: Print Culture and the Construction of Nineteenth-Century Audiences." Book History 1 (1998): 94-106.

Lockridge, Kenneth A.  Literacy in Colonial New England.  New York: Norton, 1974.

Lundberg, David, and Henry F. May.  “The Enlightened Reader in America.”  American Quarterly 28 (Summer 1976): 262-271.

McHenry, Elizabeth, and Shirley Brice Heath.  "The Literate and the Literary: African-Americans as Writers and Readers, 1830-1940."  Written Communication 11 (1994): 419-444.

McHenry, Elizabeth.  Forgotten Readers: Recovering the Lost History of African-American Literary Societies.  Durham: Duke University Press, 2002.

Machor, James L.  "Fiction and Informed Reading in Early Nineteenth Century America."  Nineteenth Century Literature 47:3 (December 1992): 3320-348.

Machor, James L., edReaders in History: Nineteenth Century American Literature and the Contexts of Response.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993.

Main, Gloria L.  "An Inquiry into When and Why Women Learned to Write in Colonial New England."  Journal of Social History 24 (Spring 1991): 579-589.

Manguel. Alberto.  A History of Reading.  New York: Viking, 1996.

Meeker, Martin. “A Queer and Contested Medium: The Emergence of Representational Politics in the ‘Golden Age’ of Lesbian Paperbacks, 1955­1963” Journal of Women’s History 17 (Spring 2005): 165­88.

Millner, Michael.  Fever Reading: Affect and Reading Badly in the Early American Public Sphere.  Lebanon: University of New Hampshire Press, 2012.

Monaghan, E. Jennifer.  "Reading for the Enslaved, Writing for the Free: Reflections on Liberty and Literacy."  Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society 108:2 (1998): 309-341.

Monaghan, E. Jennifer.  Learning to Read and Write in Colonial America.  Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2005.

Moylan, Michele, and Lane Styles, edsReading Books: Essays on the Material Text and Literature in America.  Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1996.

Nagourney, Peter.  “Elite, Popular and Mass Literature: What People Really Read.  Journal of Popular Culture 16:1 (Summer 1982): 99-107.

Nord, David Paul.  "Working-class Readers: Family, Community, and Reading in Late-Nineteenth Century America."  Communication Research 13 (April 1996): 156-181.

Odrcic, Liana J. “Reading Our Lives: Collective Reading and Cultural Work in 19th and 20th Century Wisconsin Women’s Book Clubs.”  PhD dissertation, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, 2007.

Pawley, Christine.  Reading on the Middle Border: The Culture of Print in Osage, Iowa, 1860-1900.  Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2001.

Perlman, Joel, and Dennis Shirley.  "When Did New England Women Acquire Literacy?"  William and Mary Quarterly 48 (January 1991): 50-67.

Radaway, Janice A.  Reading the Romance: Women, Patriarchy, and Popular Literature.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1984.

Radway, Janice.  “Reading is Not Eating: Mass-Produced Literature and the Theoretical, Methodological, and Political Consequences of a Metaphor.”  Book Research Quarterly 2 (Fall 1986): 7-29.

Reilly, Elizabeth Carroll.  "Common and Learned Readers: Shared and Separate Spheres in Mid-Eighteenth Century New England." PhD dissertation, Boston University, 1994.

Resnick, Daniel, edLiteracy in Historical Perspective.  Washington: Library of Congress, 1983.

Rubin, Joan Shelley. “Repossessing the Cozzens-Macdonald Imbroglio: Middlebrow Authorship, Critical Authority, and Autonomous Readers in Postwar America.” Modern Intellectual History 7 (November 2010): 553–579.

Rubin, Joan Shelley. Cultural Considerations: Essays on Readers, Writers, and Musicians in Postwar America. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2013.

Ryan, Barbara, and Amy M. Thomas, edsReading Acts: U.S. Readers' Interactions with Literature, 1800-1950.  Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2002.

Scheil, Katherine West.  She Hath Been Reading: Women and Shakespeare Clubs in America.  Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2012.

Schmidt, Benjamin. “Reading Raleigh’s America: Texts, Books, and Readers in the Early Modern Atlantic World,” in The Atlantic World and Virginia, 1550–1624, ed. Peter C. Mancall, 454–88. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007.

Sicherman, Barbara.  "Reading and Ambition: M. Carey Thomas and Female Heroism."  American Quarterly 45:1 (March 1993): 73-103.

Sicherman, Barbara.  Well-Read Lives: How Books Inspired a Generation of American Women.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010.

Soltow, Lee, and Edward Stevens.  The Rise of Literacy and the Common School in the United State: A Socio-economic Analysis to 1870.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1981.

Tebbe, Jennifer.  “Print and American Culture.”  American Quarterly 32:3 (1980): 259-279.

Thompkins, Jane P, edReader-Response Criticism.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1980.

Thornton, Tamara PlakinsHandwriting in America: A Cultural History.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996.

Thurston, Carol. The Romance Revolution: Erotic Novels for Women and the Quest for a New Sexual Identity.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1987.

Towheed, Shafquat, Rosalind Crone, and Katie Halsey, edsThe History of Reading.  New York: Routledge, 2010.

Travis, Molly Abel.  Reading Cultures: The Construction of Readers in the Twentieth Century.  Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1998.

Ulmer, Tisha. “Independent Women: Black Women as Consumers in Literature Written from Slavery to the Harlem Renaissance.”  PhD dissertation, City University of New York, 2010.

Wadsworth, Sarah.   In the Company of Books: Literature and Its “Classes” in Nineteenth-Century America.  Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2006.

Ward, Douglas B.  "The Reader as Consumer: Curtis Publishing Company and Its Audience, 1910-1930." Journalism History 22:2 (Summer 1996): 46-55.

Wyss, Hilary E.  Writing Indians: Literacy, Christianity, and Native Communities in America.  Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2000.

Zboray, Ronald J.  "Antebellum Reading and the Ironies of Technological Innovation." American Quarterly 40 (1988): 65-82.

Zboray, Ronald J.  A Fictive People: Antebellum Economic Development and the American Reading Public.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Zboray, Ronald J., and Mary Saracino Zboray.  “Books, Reading, and the World of Goods in Antebellum New England.”  American Quarterly 48:4 (1996): 587-621.

Zboray, Ronald J., and Mary Saracino Zboray.  Everyday Ideas: Socioliterary Experience among Antebellum New Englanders.  Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2006.

Books and  Publishing

Abraham, Mildred K.  "The Library of Lady Jean Skipwith: A Book Collection from the Age of Jefferson."  Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 91:3 (1983): 296-347.

Amory, Hugh, and David D. Hall, eds.  A History of the Book in America, Vol. One: The Colonial Book in the Atlantic World.  New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

Anderson, Douglas.  William Bradford's Books: Of Plimmoth Plantation and the Printed Word.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003.

Ardis, Ann, and Patrick Collier, edsTransatlantic Print Culture, 1880-1940: Emerging Media, Emerging Modernisms.  New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

Avery, Gillian.  Behold the Child: American Children and Their Books, 1621-1922.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994.

Ballou, Ellen B.  The Building of a House: Houghton Mifflin’s Formative Years.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1970.

Barchas, Janine.  Graphic Design, Print Culture, and the Eighteenth Century Novel.  New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Barnes, James J.  Authors, Publishers, and Politicians: The Quest for an Anglo-American Copyright Agreement, 1815-1854.  Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1974.

Baym, Nina.  Woman’s Fiction: A Guide to Novels by and About Women in America, 1820-1870.  2ed.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1993.

Beidler, Philip D.  Scriptures for a Generation: What We Were Reading in the '60s.  Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1994.

Becnel, Kim.  The Rise of Corporate Publishing and its Effects on Authorship in Early Twentieth Century America.  New York: Routledge, 2007.

Benton, Megan L.  Beauty and the Book: Fine Editions and Cultural Distinction in America.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000.

Berger, Sherri. “Bookbinding and the Progressive Vision” Chicago History 33 (Fall 2005): 4–31.

Blumenthal, Joseph.  The Printed Book in America. Boston: David R. Godine, 1977.

Bobbitt, Mary Reed.  A Bibliography of Etiquette Books Published in America before 1900.  New York: New York Public Library, 1947.

Bonn, Thomas L.  Under Cover: An Illustrated History of American Mass-Market Paperbacks.  New York: Penguin, 1982.

Bonn, Thomas L.  Heavy Traffic and High Culture:  New American Library as Gatekeeper in the Paperback Revolution.  Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1989.

Brier, Evan.  A Novel Marketplace: Mass Culture, the Book Trade, and Postwar American Fiction.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010.

Broaddus, Dorothy C.  Genteel Rhetoric: Writing High Culture in Nineteenth-Century Boston.  Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1999.

Brodhead, Richard H. Cultures of Letters: Scenes of Reading and Writing in Nineteenth-Century America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993.

Brown, Matthew P.  The Pilgrim and the Bee: Reading Rituals and Book Culture in Early New England.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007.

Brown, Melanie Ann. “Five-Cent Culture at the ‘University in Print’: Radical Ideology and the Marketplace in E. Haldeman-Julius’s Little Blue Books, 1919–1929.”  PhD dissertation, University of Minnesota, 2006.

Bugbee, Bruce Willis.  Genesis of American Patent and Copyright Law. Washington DC: Public Affairs Press, 1967.

Burlingame, Roger.  Of Making Many Books: A Hundred Years of Reading, Writing, And Publishing.  University Park: Penn State University Press, 1996.  (reprint of 1946 edition)

Bussy, R. Kenneth. edPhiladelphia's Publishers and Printers: An Informal History.  Philadelphia: Book Clinic, 1976.

Casper, Scott E., Joanne D. Chaison, and Jeffrey D. Groves, edsPerspectives on American Book History.  Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2002.

Cassidy, Julie Sinn. “Golden Mean: Commercial Culture, Middle-Class Ideals, and the Little Golden Books.”  PhD dissertation, University of Florida, 2008.

Castronovo, David.  Beyond the Grey Flannel Suit: Books from the 1950s That Made American Culture.  New York: Continuum, 2004.

Cazden, Robert A.  A Social History of the German Book Trade in America to the Civil War.  Columbia, SC: Camden House, 1984.

Chappell, Warren.  A Short History of the Printed Word.  Revised edition.  Port Roberts, WA: Harley and Marks, 1999.

Charvat, William.  Literary Publishing in America: 1790-1850.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1959.

Clayton Becker, Patty.  Books and Libraries in American Society During World War II: Weapons in the War of Ideas.  New York: Routledge, 2004.

Clement, Richard W.  Books on the Frontier: Print Culture in the American West, 1763-1875.  Washington DC: Library of Congress, 2003.

Clements, Amy Root.  The Art of Prestige: The Formative Years at Knopf, 1915-1929.  Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2014.

Cody, Michael.  Charles Brockden Brown and the Literary Magazine: Cultural Journalism in the Early American Republic.  Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2004.

Cohen, Matt.  “The History of the Book in New England: The State of the Discipline.”  Book History 11 (2008): 301-323.

Cohoon, Lorinda B.  Serialized Citizenships: Periodicals, Books, and American Boys, 1840-1911.  Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2006.

Collins, Jim. Bring on the Books for Everybody: How Literary Culture Became Popular Culture.  Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010.

Coser, Lewis A., Charles Kadushin, and Walter W. Powell.  Books: The Culture and Commerce of Publishing.  New York: Basic Books, 1982.

Covington, D.B.  The Argus Bookshop: A Memoir.  West Cornwall, CT: Tarrydiddle, 1977.

Dardis, Tom.  Firebrand: The Life of Horace Liveright.  New York: Random House, 1995.

Darnton, Robert.  The Case for Books: Past, Present, Future.  New York: Public Affairs Press, 2009.

Davidson, Cathy N.  Revolution and the World: The Rise of the Novel in America.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.

Davidson, Cathy N., ed. Reading in America: Literature & Social History. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989.

Davis, Kenneth C. Two-Bit Culture: The Paperbacking of America.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1984.

Denning, Michael.  Mechanic Accents: Dime Novels and Working Class Culture in America.  London: Verso, 1987.

DiCuirci, Lindsay E. “History’s Imprint: The Colonial Book and the Writing of American History, 1790–1855.”  PhD dissertation, Ohio State University, 2010.

Doyle, Michael.  Radical Chapters: Pacifist Bookseller Roy Kepler and the Paperback Revolution.  Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2012.

Drew, Ned, and Paul Sternberger.  By Its Cover: Modern American Book Cover Design.  Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005.

Dzwonkoski, Peter, edAmerican Literary Publishing Houses, 1900-1980: Trade and Paperback.  Detroit: Gale Publishing, 1986.

Earle, David M.  Re-Covering Modernism: Pulps, Paperbacks, and the Prejudice of Form.  Farnham, NY: Ashgate Publishing, 2009.

Eddy, Jacalyn.  Bookwomen: Creating an Empire in Children’s Book Publishing, 1919-1939.  Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2006.

Ellery, Suzanne C.  “The Years of Growth: Best Selling Novels in America, 1918-1927.”  Journal of Popular Culture 3:3 (Winter 1969): 527-552.

Enoch, Kurt. "The Paper-Bound Book: Twentieth-Century Publishing Phenomenon." Library Quarterly 24 (1954): 211-225.
Exman, Eugene.  The House of Harper: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Publishing.  New York: Harper & Row, 1967.

Finkelstein, David, and Alistair McCleery, edsThe Book History Reader.  2ed.  New York: Routledge, 2006.

Finkelstein, David, and Alistair McCleery.  An Introduction to Book History. 2nd ed.  New York: Routledge, 2013.

Foote, Stephanie.  “Deviant Classics: Pulps and the Making of Lesbian Print Culture.”  Journal of Women in Culture and Society 31:1 (Autumn 2005): 169—190.

Franklin, Benjamin V., ed.  Boston Printers, Publishers, and Booksellers, 1640-1800.  Boston: G.K. Hall, 1980.

Freeman, Lewis.  A Brief History of Pocket Books, 1939-1967. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1967.

Fyfe, Aileen.  Steam-Powered Knowledge: William Chambers and the Business of Publishing, 1820-1860.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011.

Gabriel, Michael R.  “The Astonishing Growth of Small Publishers, 1958-1988.”  Journal of Popular Culture 24:3 (Winter 1990): 61-68.

Gifford, Justin.  Pimping Fictions: African American Crime Literature and the Untold Story of Black Pulp Publishing.  Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2013.

Gilbert, Ellen D.  The House of Holt, 1866-1946: An Editorial History.  Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1993.

Glass, Loren.  Counterculture Colophon: Grove Press, the Evergreen Review, and the Incorporation of the Avant-Garde.  Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2013.

Green, Charles Bradley.  "Passing Into Print: Walt Whitman and his Publishers."  PhD dissertation, College of William and Mary, 2004.

Green, James.  Poor Richard's Books: An Exhibition of Books Owned by Benjamin Franklin Now on the Shelves of the Library Company of Philadelphia.  Philadelphia: Library Company of Philadelphia, 1990.

Greenspan, Ezra.  George Palmer Putnam: Representative American Publisher.  University Park: Penn State University Press, 2000.

Gunther Brown, Candy.  The Word in the World: Evangelical Writing, Publishing, and Reading in America, 1789-1880.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004.

Hall, David D., and John B. Hench, edsNeeds and Opportunities in the History of the Book: America, 1639-1876.  Worcester, MA: American Antiquarian Society, 1987.

Hall, David D. Cultures of Print: Essays in the History of the Book.  Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1996.

Harper, Joseph Henry.  The House of Harper: A Century of Publishing in Franklin Square.  New York: Harper and Brothers, 1912.

Hart, James D.  The Popular Book: A History of America's Literary Taste.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 1963.

Haugland, Ann.   "Books and Radio: Culture and Technology in the 1920s and 1930s."   American Journalism 9:3-4 (1992): 66-83.

Hawley, Elizabeth Haven.  “American Publishers of Indecent Books, 1840–1890.” PhD dissertation, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005.

Hayes, Kevin J.  Folklore and Book Culture.  Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1997.

Hochman, Barbara.  Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the Reading Revolution: Race, Literacy, Childhood, and Fiction, 1851-1911.  Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2011.

Hoffman, Edwin D.  “The Bookshops of New York City, 1743-1948.”  New York History 30 (January 1974): 53-65.

Hogan, Kristen.  The Feminist Bookstore Movement: Lesbian Antiracism and Feminist Accountability.  Durham: Duke University Press, 2016.

Holt, Henry.  Garrulties of an Octogenarian Editor.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1923.

Howard, Nicole.  The Book: The Life Story of a Technology.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.

Hughes, Justin. “Copyright and Incomplete Historiographies: Of Piracy, Propertization, and Thomas Jefferson.”  Southern California Law Review 79 (July 2006): 993–1084.

Jasper, Scott E., Joanne D. Chaison, and Jeffrey D. Groves, edsPerspectives on Book History: Artifacts and Commentary.  Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2002.

Joyce, Donald F. Gatekeepers of Black Culture: Black Owned Book Publishing in the United States, 1817-1981.  Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1983.

Kaestle, Carl F., and Janice A. Radway, eds.  A History of the Book in America, Volume 4: Print in Motion: The Expansion of Publishing and Reading in the United States, 1880-1940.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2008.

Kaiserman, Adam. “The Book and the Box: Postwar Literature and Cultural Regulation in the Age of Television.” PhD dissertation, University of California, Irvine, 2011.

Kett, Joseph F., and Patricia A. McClung.  Book Culture in Post-Revolutionary Virginia.  Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 1984.

Korda, Michael.  Making the List: A Cultural History of the American Best-Seller, 1900-1999.  New York: Barnes and Noble, 2001.

Lacy, Tim.  “Making a Democratic Culture: The Great Books Idea, Mortimer J. Adler, and Twentieth-Century America.”  PhD dissertation, Loyola University, 2006.

Lee, Charles.  The Hidden Public: The Story of the Book-of-the-Month Club.  Garden City: Doubleday, 1958.

Lehmann-Haupt, Hellmut, with Lawrence C. Wroth and Rollo G. Silver.  The Book in America: A History of the Making and Selling of Books in the United States.  New York: Bowker, 1952.

Luey, Beth.  Expanding the American Mind: Books and the Popularization of Knowledge.  Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2010.

McLuhan, Marshall.  The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1962.

McMurtie, Douglas C.  A History of Printing in the United States: The Story of the Introduction of the Press and of its Early History and Influence During the Pioneer Period in Each State of the Union. New York: R. R. Bowker, 1936.

Madison, Charles.  Book Publishing in America.  New York: McGraw Hill, 1966.

Meserole, Harrison T.  “The Famous Boston Post List: Mid-Nineteenth Century American Best-Sellers.”  Papers of the Bibliographic Society of America 52 (1958): 93-110.

Michelson, Bruce.  Printer’s Devil: Mark Twain and the American Publishing Revolution.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006.

Mylander, Jennifer. “The English in America: National Identity and the Transatlantic Book Trade, 1620–1688.” PhD dissertation, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2006.

Nelson, Jennifer M. “Separate Shelves: Gender Distinctions and Market Segmentation in American Children’s Publishing, 1860–1960.”  PhD dissertation, Emory University, 2010.

Nelson, W. Dale.  The Imprint of Alan Swallow: Quality Publishing in the West. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2010.

Nord, David Paul.  Faith in Reading: Religious Publishing and the Birth of Mass Media in America.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Nord, David Paul, Joan Shelley Rubin, and Michael Schudson, eds. A History of the Book in America, vol. 5: The Enduring Book; Print Culture in Postwar America.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009.

Norrell, Robert J.  Alex Haley and the Books that Changed a Nation.  New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2016.

Ong, Walter J.  Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the Word.  London: Metheun, 1983.

Onosaka, Junko.  Feminist Revolution in Literacy: Women's Bookstores in the United States.  New York: Routledge, 2006.

Op de Beeck, Nathalie.  “Ready-made Antiques: The Picture Book in America, 1924-1944.”  Phd Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh, 2003.

Op de Beeck, Nathalie.  Suspended Animation: Children’s Picture Books and the Fairy Tale of Modernity.  Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2011.

Ostler, Stacey M.  The Trash Phenomenon: Contemporary Literature, Popular Culture, and the Making of the American Century.  Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2003.

Petersen, Clarence. The Bantam Story: Thirty Years of Paperback Publishing. New York: Bantam Books, 1975.
Pfitzer, Gregory M.  Popular History and the Literary Marketplace, 1840-1920.  Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2008.  

Potter, Rachel.  "Obscene Modernism and the Trade in Salacious Books."  modernism / modernity 16:1 (January 2009): 87–104.

Powers, Alan.  Front Cover: Great Book Jacket and Cover Design. London: Mitchell Beazley, 2001.

Rabinowitz, Paula.  American Pulp: How Paperbacks Brought Modernism to Main Street.  Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014.

Radaway, Janice A.  A Feeling for Books: The Book of the Month Club, Literary Taste, and Middle Class Desire.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997.

Raven, James.  London Booksellers and American Customers: Transatlantic Literary Community and the Charleston Library Society, 1748–1811. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2002.

Rogers, W.G.  Wise Men Fish Here: The Story of Frances Steloff and the Gotham Book Mart.  New York: Harcourt, Brace, World, 1965.

Round, Phillip H.  Removable Type: Histories of the Book in Indian Country, 1663-1880.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010.

Rubin, Joan Shelley.  “What is the History of the History of Books?”  Journal of American History 90:2 (September 2003): 555-575.

Ryan, Susan M.  The Moral Economies of American Authorship: Reputation, Scandal, and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Marketplace. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Satterfield, Jay.  The World's Best Books: Taste, Culture, and the Modern Library.  Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2002.

Schick, Frank L.  The Paperbound Book in America: The History of Paperbacks and Their European Background.  New York: Bowker, 1958.

Schreuders, Piet.  Paperbacks, USA: A Graphic History, 1939-1959.  San Diego: Blue Dolphin, 1981.

Schreyer, Alice D.  "Copyright and Books in Nineteenth-Century America."  In Getting the Books Out, ed. Michael Hackenberg.  Washington DC: Library of Congress, 1987.

Schwed, Peter.  Turning the Pages: An Insider's Story of Simon & Schuster.  New York: Macmillan, 1984.

Scribner, Charles, Jr.  In the Company of Writers.  New York: Scribner's, 1990.

Server, Lee.  Over My Dead Body: The Sensational Age of the American Paperback, 1945-1955.  San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1994.

Sheehan, Donald.  This Was Publishing: A Chronicle of the Book Trade in the Gilded Age.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1952.

Sheets, Kevin B.  “Antiquity Bound: The Loeb Classical Library as Middlebrow Culture in the Early Twentieth Century.”  Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era 4:2 (April 2005): 149-171.

Shove, Raymond.  Cheap Book Production in the United States, 1870-1891.  Urbana: University of Illinois Library, 1937.

Silverman, Al. The Time of their Lives: The Golden Age of Great American Book Publishers, their Editors, and Authors. New York: Truman Talley Books, 2008.

Smith, Steven Carl. “‘Elements of Useful Knowledge’: New York and the National Book Trade in the Early Republic.” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 106 (December 2012): 487–538.

Smith, Steven E., Catherine A. Hastedt, and Donald H. Dyal, eds.   American Book and Magazine Illustrators to 1920.   Detroit: Gale Research, 1998.

Sommerville, Henry S. “Commerce and Culture in the Career of the Permanent Innovative Press: New Directions, Grove Press, and George Braziller Inc.” PhD dissertation, University of Rochester, 2009.

Steinroetter, Vanessa Y. “Representations of Readers and Scenes of Reading in American Literature of the Civil War.”  PhD dissertation, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2011.

Sterne, Madeline B.  Books and Book People in Nineteenth Century America.  New York: Bowker, 1978.

Sterne, Madeline B.  Publishers for Mass Entertainment in Nineteenth Century America.  Boston: G.K. Hall, 1980.

Stein, Harry H.  “The Muckraking Book in America, 1946-1973.”  Journalism Quarterly 52 (Summer 1975): 297-303.

Stokes, Claudia. “Copyrighting American History: International Copyright and the Periodization of the Nineteenth Century.” American Literature 77 (June 2005): 291­3-17.

Stone, Albert E.  Literary Aftershocks: American Writers, Readers, and the Bomb.  New York: Twayne, 1994.

Sullivan, Larry E., and Lydia Cushman Schurman, eds.  Pioneers, Passionate Ladies, and Private Eyes: Dime Novels, Series Books, and Paperbacks.  New York: Haworth, 1996.

Sutton, Walter.  The Western Book Trade: Cincinnati and a Nineteenth-Century Publishing and Book Trade Center.  Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1961.

Tebbel, John William. Paperback Books: A Pocket History. New York: Pocket Books, 1964.

Tebbel, John.  Between Covers: The Rise and Transformation of American Publishing.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.

Thomas, Amy M. "`There is Nothing so Effective as a Personal Canvass': Revaluing Nineteenth-Century American Subscription Books" Book History 1 (1998): 140-55.

Thompson, Ralph.  American Literary Annuals and Gift Books, 1825-1865.  New York: Archon Books, 1967.

Tompkins, Jane.  West of Everything: The Inner Life of Westerns.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Travis, Patricia Ann.  “Reading Matters: Book Men, Serious Readers, and the Rise of Mass Culture, 1930-1965.”  Phd dissertation, Yale University, 1998.

Van Benschoten, Virginia.  “Changes in Best Sellers since World War I.”  Journal of Popular Culture 1:4 (Spring 1968): 379-388.

Ward, Gerald W.R.  The American Illustrated Book in the Nineteenth Century.  Winterthur, Del.:  Winterthur Museum, 1987.

Warnock, John E. “Simple Ideas That Changed Printing and Publishing.” Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 156 (December 2012): 363–378.

Winship, Michael.  American Literary Publishing in the Mid-Nineteenth Century: The Business of Ticknor and Fields. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.   

Wolfe, Gerard R.  The House of Appleton.  Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1981.

Wosh, Peter J.  Spreading the Word: The Bible Business in Nineteenth-Century America.  Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994.

Zboray, Ronald J, and Mary Saracino Zboray.  Literary Dollars and Social Sense: A People's History of the Mass Market Book.  New York: Routledge, 2005.

Zissner, William.  A Family of Readers: An Informal Portrait of the Book-of-the-Month Club and Its Members on the Occasion of its 60th Anniversary.  New York: Book-of-the-Month Club, 1986.

 

Authors and Literature

Albertine, Susan, ed.  A Living of Words:  American Women in Print Culture. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1997.  

Bold, Christine.  Writers, Plumbers, and Anarchists: The WPA Writers’ Project in Massachusetts.  Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2006.

Boyd, Anne E.  "What, Has She Gotten into the AtlanticWomen Writers, the Atlantic Monthly, and the Forming of the American Canon."  American Studies 39 (Fall 1998): 5-36.

Bracha, Oren. “The Ideology of Authorship Revisited: Authors, Markets, and Liberal Values in Early American Copyright.” Yale Law Journal 118 (November 2008): 186–271.

Cane, Aleta F. and Susan Alves, eds., The Only Efficient Instrument: American Women Writers and the Periodical, 1837-1916. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2001.*

Cayton, Mary Kupiec.  “The Making of an American Prophet: Emerson, His Audience, and the Rise of the Culture Industry in Nineteenth Century America.”  American Historical Review 92 (June 1987): 597-620.

Charvat, William.  The Profession of Authorship in America1800-1870.  ed. Matthew J. Bruccoli.  Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1968.

Chielens, Edward E., edAmerican Literary Magazines: The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries.  New York: Greenwood Press, 1986.

Clark, Suzanne.  Sentimental Modernism.  Women Writers and the Revolution of the Word.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1991.

Cody, Michael.  Charles Brockden Brown and the Literary Magazine: Cultural Journalism in the Early American Republic.  Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2004.

Cohen, Laura Langer.  The Fabrication of American Literature: Fraudulence and Antebellum Print Culture. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011.

Conrad, Susan P.  Perish the Thought: Intellectual Women in Romantic America.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1976.

Cyganowski, Carol K.  Magazine Editors and Professional Authors in Nineteenth Century America.  New York: Garland Publishing, 1988.

Davidson, Cathy N.  Revolution and the World: The Rise of the Novel in America.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.

Delaney, Sean. “Transatlantic Print Culture and the Rise of New England Literature, 1620–1630.”  PhD dissertation, Northeastern University, 2013.

Dobson, Joanne.  “Reclaiming Sentimental Literature.”  American Literature 69 (1997): 263-288.

Douglas, George H.  The Smart Magazines: Fifty Years of Literary Revelry and High Jinks at Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Life, Esquire, and The Smart Set. Hamden, CT: Archon, 1991.

Dowling, David.  Capital Letters: American Authors and the Antebellum Literary Marketplace. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2009.

Dowling, David.  The Business of Literary Circles in Nineteenth-Century America. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

Dowling, David.  Literary Partnerships and the Marketplace: Writers and Mentors in Nineteenth Century America.  Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2012.

Fine, Richard.  Hollywood and the Profession of Authorship, 1928-1940.  Ann Arbor: UMI, 1985.

Glass, Loren.  Authors, Inc.: Literary Celebrity in the Modern United States, 1880-1980.  New York: NYU Press, 2004.

Gilmore, Paul.  The Genuine Article: Race, Mass Culture, and American Literary Manhood.  Durham: Duke University Press, 2001.

Gingrich, Arnold.  Nothing But People: The Early Days at Esquire.  New York: Crown, 1971.

Glazener, Nancy.  Literature in the Making: A History of U.S. Literary Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Harris, Sharon M., ed. American Women Writers to 1800. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996. 

Harris, Sharon M., ed. Redefining the Political Novel: American Women Writers, 1797-1901. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1997.

Hochman, Barbara.  Getting at the Author.  Re-imagining Books and Reading in the Age of American Realism.  Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2001.

Ihara, Rachel. “Novels on the Installment Plan: American Authorship in the Age of Serial Publication, from Stowe to Hemingway.” PhD dissertation, City University of New York, 2007.

Jackson, Leon.  The Business of Letters: Authorial Economies in Antebellum America.  Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2008.

Johanningsmeier, Charles.  "The Devil, Capitalism, and Frank Norris: Defining the "Reading Field" for Sunday Newspaper Fiction, 1870-1910."  American Periodicals 14:1 (2004): 91-112.

Jordan-Lake, Joy.  Whitewashing Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Nineteenth Century Women Novelists Respond to Stowe.  Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2005.

Kaplan, Catherine O’Donnell.  Men of Letters in the Early Republic: Cultivating Forums of Citizenship.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2008

Kaplan, Fred.  Sacred Tears: Sentimentality in Victorian Literature. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1987.

Lund, Michael.  America's Continuing Story: An Introduction to Serial Fiction, 1850-1900.  Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1993.

Marvin, Charles. “Nineteenth-Century Professional Culture and the Development of American Authorship.”  PhD dissertation, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 2005.

McCall, Laura.  "Symmetrical Minds: Literary Men and Women in Antebellum America."  PhD dissertation, University of Michigan, 1988.

McGill, Meredith L.  American Literature and the Culture of Reprinting, 1834-1853.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002.

McLaughlin, Kevin.  Paperwork: Fiction and Mass Mediacy in the Paper Age.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005.

Newbury, Michael.  Figuring Authorship in Antebellum America. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1997.

Okker, Patricia. Our Sister Editors: Sarah J. Hale and the Tradition of Nineteenth-Century American Women Editors. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1995. 

Price, Kenneth M., and Susan Belasco Smith.  Periodical Literature in Nineteenth-Century America.  Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1995.

Robbins, Sarah.  “The Future Good and Great of Our Lands: Republican Mothers, Authors, and Domesticated Literacy in Antebellum New England.”  New England Quarterly 75:4 (December 2002): 562-591.

Rose, Mark.  Authors and Owners: The Invention of Copyright.  Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1993.

Samuels, Shirley, ed.  The Culture of Sentiment: Race, Gender, and Sentimentality in Nineteenth Century America.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Scheick, William J.   Authority and Female Authorship in Colonial America. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1998.

Schorb, Jodi.  Reading Prisoners: Literature, Literacy, and the Transformation of American Punishment, 1700-1845.  New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2014.

Sedgwick, Ellery. "Magazines and the Profession of Authorship in the United States, 1840-1900."  Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 94 (September 2000): 399-425.

Thompkins, Jane.  Sensational Designs: The Cultural Work of American Fiction, 1790-1860.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1985.

Tonkovich, Nicole.  Domesticity With a Difference: The Nonfiction of Catharine Beecher, Sarah J. Hale, Fanny Fern and Margaret Fuller. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1997.  

Wald, Alan M.  Trinity of Passion: The Literary Left and the Antifascist Crusade.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007.

Weber, Ronald.  Hired Pens: Professional Writers in America’s Golden Age of Print.  Athens: Ohio University Press, 1997.

West, James L.  American Authors and the Literary Marketplace since 1900.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1988.

Wilson, Christopher.  The Labor of Words: Literary Professionalism in the Progressive Era.  Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1985.

Ziff, Larzer.  Writing in the New Nation: Prose, Print, and Politics in the Early United States.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 1991.

 

Libraries and School Books

Augst, Thomas.  "The Business of Reading in Nineteenth-Century America: The New York Mercantile Library."  American Quarterly 50:2 (1998): 267-305.

Augst, Thomas, and Wayne Wiegand.   Libraries as Agencies of Culture.  Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2003.

Augst, Thomas, and Kenneth Carpenter, eds.  Institutions of Reading: The Social Life of Libraries in the United States.  Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2007.

Battles, David M.  The History of Public Library Access for African Americans in the South: Or, Leaving behind the Plow.  Lanham: Scarecrow, 2009.

Billman, Carol. “McGuffy’s Readers and Alger’s Fiction: The Gospel of Virtue According to Popular Children’s Literature.”  Journal of Popular Culture 11:3 (Winter 1977): 614-619.

Bloomberg, Kristin Mapel. “‘How Shall We Make Beatrice Grow!’: Clara Bewick Colby and the Beatrice Public Library Association in the 1870s.” Nebraska History 92 (Winter 2011): 170–183.

Bobinski, George S. Carnegie Libraries: Their History and Impact on American Public Library Development.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1969.

Bonn, Thomas L. Heavy Traffic and High Culture: The New American Library as Literary Gatekeeper in the Paperback Revolution.  Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1989.

Bostwick, Arthur Elmore.  The American Public Library.  New York: Appleton, 1929.

Bruenckner, Martin.  The Rule of Geography in Early America: Maps, Textbooks, and the Making of Identity.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2005.

Cassity, R. O. Joe, Jr. “A Reading Room of Their Own: Library Services for African Americans in Oklahoma, 1907–1946.”  Chronicles of Oklahoma 84 (Fall 2006): 308–21.

Clayton Becker, Patti.  Books and Libraries in American Society During World War II.  New York: Routledge, 2004.

Cook, Karen. “Struggles Within: Lura G. Currier, the Mississippi Library Commission, and Library Services to African Americans.” Information and Culture: A Journal of History 48 (no. 1, 2013): 134–156.

Cummings, Jennifer. “‘How Can We Fail?’ The Texas State Library’s Traveling Libraries and Bookmobiles, 1916–1966.” Libraries & the Cultural Record 44: 3 (2009): 299–325.

Finchum, Tanya Ducker, and Allen Finchum. “Not Gone with the Wind: Libraries in Oklahoma in the 1930s.” Libraries and the Cultural Record 46: 3 (2011): 276–294.

Fiske, Marjorie.  Book Selection and Censorship: A Study of School and Public Libraries in California.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 1959.

Fries, Sylvia D.  “The Slavery Issue in Northern School Readers, Geographies and Histories, 1850-1875.”  Journal of Popular Culture 4:3 (Winter 1970): 717-731.

Garrison, Dee.  Apostles of Culture: The Public Librarian and American Society, 1876-1920.  Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2003  Reprint of 1979 edition.

Glynn, Tom.  “Books for a Reformed Republic: The Apprentices’ Library of New York City, 1820-1865.”  Libraries & Culture 35 (Fall 1999): 347-372.

Glynn, Tom. “The New York Society Library: Books, Authority, and Publics in Colonial and Early Republican New York” Libraries & Culture 40 (Fall 2005): 493–529.

Glynn, Thomas Peter. “Books in the Public Sphere: New York Libraries and the Culture-Building Enterprise, 1754–1904.”  PhD dissertation, Auburn University, 2005.

Glynn, Tom.  Reading Publics: New York City’s Public Libraries, 1754-1911.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Gross, Robert A.  "Much Instruction from Little Reading:  Books and Libraries in Thoreau's Concord."  Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society.  97:1 (1987): 128-188.

Heim, Kathleen M., edThe Status of Women in Librarianship.  New York: Neal-Schuman, 1983.

Johanningsmeier, Charles.  "Welcome Guests or Representatives of the "Mal-Odorous Class"? Periodicals and Their Readers in American Public Libraries, 1876-1914." Libraries & Culture 39:3 (Summer 2004): 260-292.

Joselit, Jenna Weissman, “Reading, Writing, and the Library Card: New York Jews and the New York Public Library.”  Biblion: The Bulletin of the New York Public Library 5 (Fall 1996): 97-117.

Knott, Cheryl.  Not Free, Not for All: Public Libraries in the Age of Jim Crow.  Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2015.

Kuffner, Michael R. “From Public Schools to Public Libraries: Examining the Impact of Brown v. Board of Education on the Desegregation of Public Libraries.” Alabama Law Review 59:4 (2008): 1247–1275.

Latham, Joyce M. “White Collar Read: The American Public Library and the Left-Led CIO: A Case Study of the Chicago Public Library, 1929–1952.”  PhD dissertation, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2007.

Latham, Joyce M. “Memorial Day to Memorial Library: The South Chicago Branch Library as Cultural Terrain, 1937–1947.” Libraries and the Cultural Record 46: 3 (2011): 321–342.

Lear, Bernadette A. “Yankee Librarian in the Diamond City: Hannah Packard James, the Osterhout Free Library of Wilkes-Barre, and the Public Library Movement in Pennsylvania.” Pennsylvania History 78 (Spring 2011): 123–162.

Lerner, Fred.  The Story of Libraries:  From the Invention of Writing to the Computer Age. 2 ed.  New York: Continuum, 2009.

Lindberg, Stanley W.  “Institutionalizing a Myth: The McGuffy Readers and the Self-Made Man.” Journal of American Culture 2:1 (Spring 1979): 71-82.

Lindell, Lisa R. “A ‘Splendid Service’: The South Dakota Free Library Commission in the 1930s.” South Dakota History 35 (Fall 2005): 249–71.

McCrossen, Alexis.  “‘One Cathedral More’ or ‘Mere Lounging Places for Bummers’? The Cultural Politics of Leisure and the Public Library in Gilded Age America.”  Libraries & Culture 41 (Spring 2006): 169–88.

Martin, Lowell A.  Enrichment: A History of the Public Library in the United States in the Twentieth Century.  Lanham: Scarecrow Press, 1998.

Novotny, Eric. “‘Bricks without Straw’: Economic Hardship and Innovation in the Chicago Public Library during the Great Depression,” Libraries and the Cultural Record. 46: 3 (2011): 258–275.

Passet, Joanne Ellen.  Cultural Crusaders: Women Librarians in the American West, 1900-1917.  Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1994.

Pawley, Christine.  Reading on the Middle Border: The Culture of Print in Osage, Iowa, 1860-1900.  Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2001.

Pawley, Christine.  Reading Places: Literacy, Democracy, and the Public Library in Cold War America.  Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2010.

Pawley, Christine, and Louise S. Robbins, edsLibraries and the Reading Public in Twentieth-Century America.  Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2013.

Pollak, Oliver.  “Nebraska’s Libraries at War, 1917–1919.”  Nebraska History 87 (Fall 2006): 120–132.

Preer, Jean. “‘Wake Up and Read!’: Book Promotion and National Library Week, 1958.” Libraries & the Cultural Record 45:1 (2010: 92–106.

Robbins, Louise S. Censorship and the American Public Library: The American Library Association’s Response to Threats to Intellectual Freedom.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996.

Robbins, Louise S.  The Dismissal of Miss Ruth Brown: Civil Rights, Censorship, and the American Library.  Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2000.

Shapiro, Adam R.  Trying Biology: The Scopes Trial, Textbooks, and the Anti-Evolution Movement in American Schools.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013.

Shera, Jesse H.  Foundations of the Public Library:  The Origins of the Public Library Movement in New England, 1629-1855.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1949.

Spencer, Brett. “From Atomic Shelters to Arms Control: Libraries, Civil Defense, and American Militarism during the Cold War.” Information and Culture: A Journal of History 49: 3 (2014): 351–385.

Stiffler, Stuart A. “Books and Reading in the Connecticut Western Reserve: The Small-Settlement Social Library, 1800–1860.” Libraries and the Cultural Record 46:4 (2011): 388–411.

Stotts, Stuart.  “A Thousand Little Libraries: Lutie Stearns, Wisconsin’s Johnny Appleseed of Books.”  Wisconsin Magazine of History 90 (Winter 2006–2007): 38–49.

Swetnam, Susan H.  Books, Bluster, and Bounty: Local Politics and Carnegie Library Building Grants in the Intermountain West, 1890–1920. Logan: Utah State University Press, 2012.

Van Slyck, Abigail.  Free for All: Carnegie Libraries and American Culture, 1880-1920.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995.

Westerhoff, John H., III.  McGuffy and His Readers: Piety, Morality, and Education in Nineteenth-Century America.  Nashville: Abingdon, 1978.

Wiegand, Wayne A.  An Active Instrument for Propaganda:  The American Public Library During World War I.  Westport: Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1989.

Wiegand, Wayne A., and Sarah Wadsworth. “By Invitation Only: The American Library Association and the Woman’s Building Library of the World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893.” Signs 35 (Spring 2010): 699–722.

Wiegand, Wayne A. “‘An Established Institution’: The Morris Public Library of Morris, Illinois, 1913–1953.” Journal of Illinois History 13 (Winter 2010): 265–288.

Wiegand, Wayne A. “‘Books Not Bullets’: A Communist Campaign for the Minneapolis Library Board.” Minnesota History 62 (Winter 2010–2011): 148–158.

Wiegand, Wayne A.  Main Street Public Library: Community Places and Reading Spaces in the Rural Heartland, 1876-1956.  Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2011.

Yankaskas, Lynda K. “Borrowing Culture: Social Libraries and American Civic Life, 1731–1854.” PhD dissertation, Brandeis University, 2009.

 

Censorship of Books and Literature

    See also: Freedom of Speech and Press 

Adelman, Bob.  Tijuana Bibles: The Art and Wit of America's Forbidden Funnies, 1930s-1950s.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997.

Attorney General's Commission on Pornography.  Final Report, 2 vols.  Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1986. (a.k.a.The Meese Commission Report)

Blanchard, Paul.  The Right to Read: The Battle Against Censorship.  Boston: Beacon Press, 1955.

Bogart, Max.  “A Study in Certain Legally Banned Novels in the United States, 1900-1950.” PhD dissertation, New York University, 1956.

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Ferlinghetti, Lawrence.  Howl of the Censor.  San Carlos, Cal.: Nourse Pub. Co., 1961.

Ford, Hugh.  Published in Paris.  New York: Pushcart, 1981.

Freyer, Peter.  The Birth Controllers.  New York: Stein and Day, 1966.

Gamlin, Douglas H.  The Tijuana Bible Reader.  San Diego: Greenleaf, 1969.

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Holt, R.G.  Little “Dirty” Comics.  San Diego: Socio Library, 1971.

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