The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture: Volume Six: US Popular Print Culture 1860-1920

Hardcover | January 1, 2012

EditorChristine Bold

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What did most people read? Where did they get it? Where did it come from? What were its uses in its readers' lives? How was it produced and distributed? What were its relations to the wider world of print culture? How did it develop over time? These questions are central toThe Oxford Historyof Popular Print Culture, an ambitious nine-volume series devoted to the exploration of popular print culture in English from the beginning of the sixteenth century to the present.Volume six explores a cornucopia of US popular print materials from 1860 to 1920, the period when mass culture exploded into the everyday lives of large swathes of the population. Thirty specially written essays by scholars from a wide range of disciplines - history of the book; literary, cultural,media, and film studies; social history, journalism, and American Studies - probe the material conditions, proliferating genres, and cultural work of newly affordable and accessible forms. A dozen short entries address additional topics, genres, and approaches. A chronology of the relevant legal,technological, and organizational developments of the period and a list of online and physical archives provide further support for study in this burgeoning field. Cumulatively, the volume revisions the power of 'the popular' in its many meanings - widely circulated, commercialised, vernacular,working-class, cheap, accessible; it recovers and analyses neglected cultural webs and networks, as well as individual authors, famous and forgotten; and it interrogates conventional cultural hierarchies and high/low binaries. The volume pursues some key issues in rich archival and analytical detail. How did new technologies of production and distribution shape a plethora of print forms, including advertising leaflets, postcards, tracts, pamphlets, dime novels, story papers, newspapers, magazines, and cheap books? How didupheavals in the publishing industry and new regulatory mechanisms affect circulation and consumption? How did various genres mediate social and political transformations of the period? How did popular print forms consolidate transnational and borderlands networks? How were particular culturalcommunities, including Native American, African American, Asian American, and Mexican / America alternately served and oppressed by popular print? How was it seized in support of labour and woman suffrage, and how was it wielded by governmental and educational institutions? How did print interactwith other media?

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What did most people read? Where did they get it? Where did it come from? What were its uses in its readers' lives? How was it produced and distributed? What were its relations to the wider world of print culture? How did it develop over time? These questions are central toThe Oxford Historyof Popular Print Culture, an ambitious nine-v...

Christine Bold is Professor of English at the University of Guelph. She is the author of three books -Selling the Wild West: Popular Western Fiction, 1860-1960 , The WPA Guides: Mapping America , and Writers, Plumbers, and Anarchists: The WPA Writers' Project in Massachusetts - as well as numerous chapters and articles on popular cul...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:744 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.1 inPublished:January 1, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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General Editor's IntroductionVolume Editor's IntroductionI. Forms And Technologies Of Cultural Production1. Ronald J. Zboray and Mary Saracino Zbora: The Changing Face of Publishing2. Lori Merish: Story Paper Fiction3. J. Randolph Cox: Dime Novels4. Lydia Cushman Schurman: Nineteenth-Century Reprint Libraries: When a Book Was Not a Book5. Jean M. Lutes: Newspapers6. Amanda Hinnant and Berkley Hudson: The Magazine Revolution, 1880-19207. Cary Nelson and Mike Chasar: American Advertising: A Poem for Every Product8. Mark Simpson: Postcard Culture in America: The Traffic in Traffic9. Richard Abel and Amy Rodgers: Early Motion Pictures and Popular Print Culture: A Web of Ephemera10. Graham Law and Norimasa Morita: Internationalizing the Popular Print MarketplaceII. Popular Genres11. Erin A. Smith: Religion and Popular Print Culture12. Kathryn J. Oberdeck and Frank Tobias Higbie: Labour and Popular Print Culture13. Deidre Johnson: Juvenile Publications14. Christine Bold: Westerns15. David Seed: Science Fiction16. Michael H. Epp: The Humour Industry17. David M. Stewart: Sensationalism18. Coleman Hutchison and Elizabeth Renker: Popular Poetry in Circulation19. Will Kaufman: The American Civil WarIII. Case Studies20. Susan Scheckel: 'To make something of the Indian': Hampton Institute and the Uses of Popular Print Culture21. Alisha R. Knight: 'To have the benefit of some special machinery': African American Book Publishing and Bookselling, 1900-192022. Kirsten Silva Gruesz: Mexican / American: The Making of Borderlands Print Culture23. John Kuo Wei Tchen: The Yellow Claw: The Optical Unconscious in Anglo-American Political Culture24. Matthew Rubery: A Transatlantic Sensation: Stanley's Search for Livingstone and the Anglo-American Press25. Yu-Fang Cho: Vision of Pacific Destiny: Imperial Geographies in the Overland Monthly, 1898-190026. Christopher P. Wilson: Rough Justice: Crime, Corruption, and Urban Governance27. Keith Gandal: Jacob Riis and Popularizing the Photography of Class Trauma28. Mary Chapman and Victoria Lamont: American Suffrage Print Culture29. Charles Johanningsmeier: Understanding Readers of Fiction in American Periodicals, 1880-1914IV. Appendices1. Additional topics: Advice Manuals and Self-Help Books, Detective Fiction, Literacy, Performance and Popular Print Culture, Photography and Popular Print Culture, Popular History, Popular Science, Pulp Magazines, Scrapbooks, Sentimentalism, Sports and Popular Print Culture, Workers'Autobiographies2. Selective Chronology3. Archival Resources