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How Books Came to America: The Rise of the American Book Trade
February 10, 2019 Comments.. 848
How Books Came to America: The Rise of the American Book Trade John Hruschka Anyone who pays attention to the popular press knows that the new media will soon make books obsolete But predicting the imminent demise of the book is nothing new At the beginning of the twentieth century, for example, some critics predicted that the electro mechanical phonograph would soon make books obsolete Still, despite the challenges of a century and a half of neAnyone who pays attention to the popular press knows that the new media will soon make books obsolete But predicting the imminent demise of the book is nothing new At the beginning of the twentieth century, for example, some critics predicted that the electro mechanical phonograph would soon make books obsolete Still, despite the challenges of a century and a half of new media, books remain popular, with Americans purchasing than eight million books each day In How Books Came to America, John Hruschka traces the development of the American book trade from the moment of European contact with the Americas, through the growth of regional book trades in the early English colonial cities, to the or less unified national book trade that emerged after the American Civil War and flourished in the twentieth century He examines the variety of technological, historical, cultural, political, and personal forces that shaped the American book trade, paying particular attention to the contributions of the German bookseller Frederick Leypoldt and his journal, Publishers Weekly.Unlike many studies of the book business, How Books Came to America is concerned with business than it is with books Its focus is on how books are manufactured and sold, rather than how they are written and read It is, nevertheless, the story of the people who created and influenced the book business in the colonies and the United States Famous names in the American book trade Benjamin Franklin, Robert Hoe, the Harpers, Henry Holt, and Melvil Dewey are joined by obscure names like Joseph Glover, Conrad Beissel, and the aforementioned Frederick Leypoldt Together, they made the American book trade the unique commercial institution it is today.. How Books Came to America The Rise of the American Book Trade Anyone who pays attention to the popular press knows that the new media will soon make books obsolete But predicting the imminent demise of the book is nothing new At the beginning of the twentieth ce
  • Title: How Books Came to America: The Rise of the American Book Trade
  • Author: John Hruschka
  • ISBN: 9780271050812
  • Page: 119
  • Format: Hardcover
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