Books Between Europe And The Americas: Connections and Communities, 1620-1860

Hardcover | June 15, 2011

EditorLeslie Howsam, James Raven

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A ground-breaking collection by thirteen distinguished international scholars; this volume presents fresh perspectives on the exchange of culture and ideas between isolated communities through books and correspondence, and offers pioneering comparisons between the northern Atlantic and that of Spanish and Portuguese territories further south.

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A ground-breaking collection by thirteen distinguished international scholars; this volume presents fresh perspectives on the exchange of culture and ideas between isolated communities through books and correspondence, and offers pioneering comparisons between the northern Atlantic and that of Spanish and Portuguese territories further...

LESLIE HOWSAM is President of SHARP (the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing) and University Professor of History at the University of Windsor, Canada. She is the author of Past into Print: The Publishing of History in Britain 1850-1950 and Old Books and New Histories: An Orientation to Studies in Book & Prin...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 8.87 × 5.77 × 1.1 inPublished:June 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230285678

ISBN - 13:9780230285675

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Table of Contents

Notes on the Contributors
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction; L.Howsam&J.Raven
Reaction to the 1622 Virginia Massacre: An Early History of Transatlantic Print; C.Armstrong
Fiction and Civility Across the Seventeenth-Century English Atlantic: Teaching the History of Faustus; J.Mylander
Transatlantic News: American Interpretations of the Scandalous and Heroic; P.Whitman Hunter
Print and Manuscript in French Canada under the Ancient Régime; F.Melançon 
Bookmen, Naturalists, and British Atlantic Communication, c. 1730-60; N.Wrightson
The Dutch Book Trade in Colonial New York City: The Transatlantic Connection; J.D.Goodfriend
Classical Transports: Latin and Greek Texts in North and Central America before 1800; J.Raven
'A Small Cargoe for Tryal': Connections between the Belfast and Philadelphia Book Trades in the Later Eighteenth Century; M.O'Connor
From the French or Not: Transatlantic Contributions to the Making of the Brazilian Novel; S.G.T.Vasconcelos
'Learning from Abroad?': Communities of Knowledge and the Monitorial System in Independent Spanish America; E.R.Vera
Business and Reading Across the Atlantic: W. & R. Chambers and the United States Market, 1840-60; A.Fyfe
'The Power of Steam': Antislavery and Reform in Britain and America, 1844-60; R.J.Scholnick
Conclusion; L.Howsam&J.Raven