H-135v. Key Moments in the History of the Book in the Antebellum United States - Advance Reading List
Gross, Robert A. & Mary Kelley, eds. A History of the Book in America, Volume 2: An Extensive Republic: Print, Culture, and Society in the New Nation. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010. Especially chapter 2 (pp. 75–171).
Casper, Scott E., Jeffrey D. Groves, Stephen W. Nissenbaum, & Michael Winship. A History of the Book in America, Volume 3: The Industrial Book, 1840–1880. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007. Especially the chapters 1 (pp. 40–69) & 4 (pp. 117–57).
These are two volumes from the standard modern scholarly History of the Book in America, and students are encouraged to browse these and other volumes in the series for further additional reading.