Book History Bibliography


Working Bibliography (Last updated in December 2012)

A History of the Book in America: The Industrial Book, 1840-1880. 2007. Ed. Scott E. Casper, Jeffrey D. Groves, Stephen W. Nissenbaum, & Michael Winship. Chapel HIll: Univ of North Carolina Press.

Adventures of a Quire of Paper (1779), London Magazine 48 (October 1779): 451

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

Anderson, Benedict. 1983. “Old Languages, New Models.” In Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism, pp. 67-82. (Verso)

Ardis, Ann L., and Patrick C. Collier. 2008. Transatlantic Print Culture, 1880-1940: Emerging Media, Emerging Modernisms. Palgrave Macmillan.

Augst, Thomas. The Clerk’s Tale: Young Men and Moral Life in Nineteenth-Century America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.

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

Barthes, Roland. 1985. “An Almost Obsessive Relation to Writing Instruments.” In The Grain of the Voice: Interviews, 1962-1980, tran. Linda Coverdale, 177–182. New York: Hill and Wang.

Bayard, Pierre. How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read. Trans. Jeffrey Mehlman. New York: Bloomsbury, 2007.

Becker, Peter and William Clark, eds. Little Tools of Knowledge: Historical Essays on Academic and Bureaucratic Practices. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2001.

Best, Stephen, and Sharon Marcus. 2009. “Surface Reading: An Introduction.” Representations 108 (1): 1–21.

Bettley, James, Ed. 2001. The Art of the Book: From Medieval Manuscript to Graphic Novel. (V&A Publications)

Blair, Ann. 2003. “Reading Strategies for Coping With Information Overload Ca.1550-1700.” Journal of the History of Ideas 64 (1): 11–28.

———. 2010. “Information Overload, Then and Now.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 28, sec. The Chronicle Review.

Blair, Ann M. 2010. Too Much to Know: Managing Scholarly Information Before the Modern Age. Yale University Press.

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 Atlantic?  Women Writers, the Atlantic Monthly, and the Forming of the American Canon.”  American Studies 39 (Fall 1998): 5-36.

Brown, John Seely and Paul Duigud. “Reading the Background” 173-205, The Social Life of Information. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2000.

Bruce, John Roberts. 1948. Gaudy Century: The Story of San Francisco’s Hundred Years of Robust Journalism. New York: Random House.

Buinicki, Martin T. 2006. Negotiating Copyright: Authorship and the Discourse of Literary Property Rights in Nineteenth-Century America. New York: Routledge.

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.

Carter, John & Percy H. Muir, Eds. 1983. Printing and the Mind of Man. 2nd ed. (K. Pressler)

Chandler, James, Arnold I. Davidson, and Adrian Johns. 2004. “Arts of Transmission: An Introduction.” Critical Inquiry 31: 1–6.

Casper, Scott E., Jeffrey D. Groves, Stephen W. Nissenbaum, and Michael Winship, eds. The Industrial Book, 1840-1880. A History of the Book in America. Vol. 3. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007.

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.

Cavallo, Guglielmo, and Roger Chartier, Eds. 1999. A History of Reading in the West. (U of Massachusetts P)

Chandler, James, Arnold I. Davidson, and Adrian Johns. 2004. “Arts of Transmission: An Introduction,” Critical Inquiry (Autumn): 1-6.

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

———. 1995. Forms and Meanings: Texts, Performances, and Audiences from Codex to Computer. University of Pennsylvania Press.

Chartier, Rogier. 2004. “Languages, Books, and Reading from the Printed Word to the Digital Text.” Critical Inquiry 31: 133–152.

Charvat, William. 1993. Literary Publishing in America, 1790-1850. (U of Massachusetts P)

Charvat, William.  The Profession of Authorship in America 1800-1870.  ed. Matthew J. Bruccoli.  Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1968.

Chielens, Edward E., ed.  American 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.

Colclough, Stephen. 2007. Consuming Texts: Readers and Reading Communities,1675-1870. (Palgrave)

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

Comenius, Johann Amos. 1887. The Orbis Pictus of John Amos Comenius. Syracuse: C.W. Bardeen.

Crain, Pat. “New Histories of Literacy,” in A Companion to the History of the Book, ed. Simon Eliot and Jonathan Rose (New York: Blackwell Publishing, 2007).

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.

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

Dane, Joseph A. 2011. Out of Sorts: On Typography and Print Culture. University of Pennsylvania Press.

Darnton, Robert. 1979. The Business of Enlightenment: A Publishing History of the Encyclopédie, 1775-1800 (Harvard U P)

Darnton, Robert. “What is the History of Books?” in The Book History Reader, ed. David Finkelstein and Alistair McCleery (London: Routledge, 2003; originally published in 1982).

Darnton, Robert. 1982. The Literary Underground of the Old Regime. (Harvard U P) Darnton, Robert. 1989. “What is the History of Books.” In The Kiss of Lamourette:Reflections in Cultural History, pp. 107-135. (Norton)

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

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

Davidson, Cathy. “From Moveable Type to Searchable Text,” and Jay Fliegelman, “An MRI of Early America,” both in “Tales from the Vault” in Common-Place 3:3 (April 2003).

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

Dillon, Andrew, and Barbara Gushrowski. 2000. Genres and the Web – is the Home Page the First Digital Genre? Journal of the American Society for Information Science 51 (2): 202-205.

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.

Duguid, Paul and John Seely Brown, “The Social Life of Documents”

Eisenstein, Elizabeth. 1983. “Defining the Initial Shift.” In The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe, pp. 12-42. (Cambridge U P)’

Eisenstein, Elizabeth. The Printing Press as an Agent of Change: Communications and Cultural Transformations in Early-Modern Europe. Cambridge UP, 1980.

Eisenstein, Elizabeth L. 2010. Divine Art, Infernal Machine: The Reception of Printing in the West from First Impressions to the Sense of an Ending. University of Pennsylvania Press.

Erasmus, Desiderus. “Festina Lente” In The Adages of Erasmus (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002).

Erickson, Paul. “Help or Hindrance: The History of the Book and Electronic Media,. in Rethinking Media Change: The Aesthetics of Transition, ed. David Thorburn and Henry Jenkins (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003).

Feather, John. 2008. The Information Society: A Study of Continuity and Change. 5th ed. Facet Publishing.

Febvre, Lucien, and Henri-Jean Martin. 1997. The Coming of the Book: The Impact of Printing, 1450-1800. (Verso)

Lucien Febvre and Henri-Jean Martin, “Preliminaries: The Introduction of Paper into Europe”

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

Finkelstein, David, and Alistair McCleery.  The Book History Reader.  New York: Routledge, 2001.

Finkelstein, David, and Alistair McCleery.  An Introduction to Book History.  New York: Routledge, 2005.

Fiske, John. 2009. “The Work of Librarians.” In Librarianship in Gilded Age America: An Anthology of Writings, 1868-1901, 25–37. Ed. Leonard Schlup and Stephen H. Paschen. Jefferson: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers.

Fleming, Juliet. Graffiti and the Writing Arts of Early Modern England. Philadelphia:University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001.

Flint, Kate. 1993. The Woman Reader, 1837-1914. (Clarendon Press)

Frankel, Oz. 2006. States of Inquiry: Social Investigations and Print Culture in Nineteenth Century Britain and the United States. (Johns Hopkins U P) (selections)

Gaskell, Philip. 1995. A New Introduction to Bibliography. (St. Paul’s Bibliographies &Oak Knoll Press)

Ginzburg, Carlo. 1980. Cheese and Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller. Tr. John and Anne Tedeschi. (Johns Hopkins U P)

Gitelman, Lisa. 2011. “The Social Life of Paper.” Accessed February 10.

Glaister, Geoffrey A. 1996. Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. (Oak Knoll Press)

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

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

Grafton, Anthony. 2008. Codex in Crisis. The Crumpled Press

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.

Henkin, David. City Reading: Written Words and Public Spaces in Antebellum New York

Henkin, David M.  The Postal Age: The Emergence of Modern Communications in Nineteenth-Century America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007.

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

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

Jardine, Lisa. 1996. “The Triumph of the Book.” In Worldly Goods: A New History of the Renaissance, pp. 133-180. (Norton)

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.

Johanningsmeier, Charles.  Fiction and the American Literary Marketplace: The Role of Newspaper Syndicates, 1860-1900.  New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

Johns, Adrian. 1998. The Nature of the Book: Print and Knowledge in the Making. (U of Chicago P)

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

Kaestle, Carl F., and Janice A. Radway. 2009. A History of the Book in America: Print in Motion: The Expansion of Publishing and Reading in the United States, 1880-1940. Chapel Hill: Published in association with the American Antiquarian Society by the University of North Carolina Press.

Kaiser, David. Drawing Things Together: The Dispersion of Feynman Diagrams in Postwar Physics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006.

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

King, W. Davies. 2008. Collections of Nothing. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press.

Kittler, Friedrich.  “Perspective and the Book,” Grey Room 5 (Autumn 2001): 38-53; trans. Sara Ogger.

Kunkel, Benjamin. 2011. “N+1: Goodbye to the Graphosphere.” Accessed March 18.

Lau, Estelle T. Paper Families: Identity, Immigration Administration, and Chinese Exclusion. Durham: Duke University Press, 2006.

Leonard, Thomas C. 1995. News for All: America’s Coming-of-Age with the Press. New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Lightman, Bernard. 2007. Victorian Popularizers of Science: Designing Nature for New Audiences. (U of Chicago P)

Loewenstein, Joseph. 2002. The Author’s Due: Printing and the Prehistory of Copyright. (U of Chicago P)

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

Luskey, Brian P. “Jumping Counters in White Collars: Manliness, Respectability and Work in the Antebellum City” Journal of the Early Republic 26:2 (2006) 173-219.

Lupton, Ellen. 2004. Thinking with Type. (Princeton Architectural Press)

Mabuse, Jan Gossaert. Portrait of a Merchant.

Malcolm, Noel. 2004. “Thomas Harrison and His ‘Ark of Studies’: An Episode in the History of the Organization of Knowledge” 19: 196–232.

Manguel, Alberto. 1997. A History of Reading. (Penguin)

Marek, Jayne. 1995. Women Editing Modernism: “Little” Magazines and Literary History. The University Press of Kentucky.

Martin, Henri-Jean. 1994. The History and Power of Writing. (U of Chicago P)

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

Masten, Jeffrey, Peter Stallybrass, and Nancy Vickers, ed. 1997. Language Machines: Technologies of Literary and Cultural Production. New York: Routledge.

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

McDonald, Peter D. 2006. “Ideas of the Book and Histories of Literature: After Theory?” PMLA 121 (1): 214–228.

McGann, Jerome. 2002. “The Socialization of Texts.” In The Book History Reader, 66–73. Ed. David Finkelstein and Alistair McCleery. London and New York: Routledge.

McGaw, Judith A. Most Wonderful Machine: Mechanization and Social Change In Berkshire Paper Making, 1801-1885. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1987.

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

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

McKenzie, D.F. 1999. Bibliography and the Sociology of Texts (Cambridge U P)

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

McMurtrie, Douglas C. 1943. The Book: The Story of Printing & Bookmaking. (Dorset Press)

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

Mihm, Stephen. A Nation of Counterfeiters: Capitalists, Con Men, and the Making of the United States. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2007.

Monteyne, Joseph. 2007. The Printed Image in Early Modern London: Urban Space, Visual Representation, and Social Exchange. (Ashgate)

Morrisson, Mark S. 2000. The Public Face of Modernism: Little Magazines, Audiences, and Reception, 1905-1920. 1st ed. University of Wisconsin Press.

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

Mott, Frank. 1960. Golden Multitudes: The Story of Best Sellers in the United States. (Bowker)

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

O’Connor, Ralph. 2007. The Earth on Show: Fossils and the Poetics of Popular Science, 1802-1856. (U of Chicago P)

O’Sullivan, Catherine. 2005. “Diaries, On-line Diaries, and the Future Loss to Archives; or, Blogs and the Blogging Bloggers Who Blog Them,” The American Archivist 68 (Summer 2005): 53-73.

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

Parfait, Claire. “From Inception to Serialization,” in The Publishing History of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, 1852-2002 (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007).

Parkes, Malcolm. 2008. Their Hands Before Our Eyes: A Closer Look at Scribes. (Ashgate)

Pellegram, Andrea. “The Message in Paper” Material Cultures: Why Some Things Matter, ed. Daniel Miller. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998.

Petrucci, Armando. 1995. “From the Unitary Book to the Miscellany,” pp. 1-18. In Writers and Readers in Medieval Italy: Studies in the History of Written Culture. (Yale U P)

Poovey, Mary. Genres of the Credit Economy: Mediating Value in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Britain. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.

Powers, William. “Hamlet’s Blackberry: Why Paper Is Eternal”

Price, Leah. 2004. “Reading: The State of the Discipline,” Book History 7 (2004): 303-320.

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

Radway, Janice A. 1997. A Feeling for Books: The Book-of-the-Month Club, Literary Taste, and Middle-Class Desire. (U of North Carolina P)

Radway, 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.

Raven, James. 2007. The Business of Books: Booksellers and the English Book Trade, 1450-1850. (Yale U P)

Rivard, Paul E. 2002. A New Order of Things: How the Textile Industry Transformed New England. Hanover and London: UPNE.

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, Jonathan. 2001. The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes. (Yale U P)

Rosenberg, Daniel. “Early Modern Information Overload” Journal of the History of Ideas 64 (January 2003) 1-9.

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

Rubin, Joan Shelley. 1992. The Making of Middlebrow Culture. (U of North Carolina P)

Saenger, Paul. 1997. Space Between Words: The Origins of Silent Reading, pp. 1-18. (Stanford U P)

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.

Scholes, Robert, and Clifford Wulfman. 2010a. Modernism in the Magazines: An Introduction. Reprint. Yale University Press.

Schudson, Michael. 1978. Discovering the News: a Social History of American Newspapers. New York: Basic Books.

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.

Sherman, William H. Used Books: Marking Readers in Renaissance England (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008).

Squires, Claire. 2007. Marketing Literature: The Making of Contemporary Writing in Britain. (Palgrave)

Steinberg, S.H. 1996. Five Hundred Years of Printing. 4th ed., revised by John Trevitt. (British Library & Oak Knoll Press)

Susman, Warren. 2003. Culture as History: The Transformation of American Society in the Twentieth Century. Smithsonian Institution Press.

Susman, Warren I. 1984. “”Personality’ and the Making of Twentieth-Century Culture.” In Culture as History: The Transformation of American Society in the Twentieth Century. New York: Pantheon Books.

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

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

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.

Trollope, Anthony. The Struggles of Brown, Jones, and Robinson by One of the Firm (London, 1870)

Tudge, Colin. The Tree: A Natural History of What Trees Are, How They Live, and Why they Matter. Three Rivers Press, 2007.

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

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.

Winship, Michael.  Selections on paper and papermaking, from The Industrial Book, 1840-1880.

Vaidhyanathan, Siva. 2003. Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How It Threatens Creativity. New York and London: NYU Press.

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

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





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