H-70. The History of the Book in America, c.1700–1830 - Advance Reading List

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  • Required Readings

    Amory, Hugh and David D. Hall, eds. A History of the Book in America, Volume 1: The Colonial Book in the Atlantic WorldWorcester & Cambridge: American Antiquarian Society & Cambridge University Press, 2000; reprinted in paper by University of North Carolina Press). See especially chapters 1 and 3 (by Hugh Amory), chapter 2 (by David Hall), chapters 6 and 8 (by James Green), and chapter 7 (by Calhoun Winton).

    Gross, Robert A. and Mary Kelley, eds. A History of the Book in America, Volume 2: An Extensive Republic: Print, Culture, and Society in the New Nation, 1790–1840Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010. See especially Introduction (by Robert Gross) and chapter 2 (by James Green).

  • Suggested Readings

    Gaskell, Philip. A New Introduction to Bibliography. New Castle DE: Oak Knoll Press, 1995. See especially pp. 5–250.

    Joyce, William L., et al., eds. Printing and Society in Early America. Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 1983. See especially pp. 48–185.

    Remer, Rosalind, Printers and Men of Capital: Philadelphia Book Publishers and the New Republic. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1996.

    Silver, Rollo G. The American Printer, 1787–1825. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1967.

    Wroth, Lawrence C. The Colonial Printer. Portland: Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1938.