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The Resource The intimacy of paper in early and nineteenth-century American literature, Jonathan Senchyne

The intimacy of paper in early and nineteenth-century American literature, Jonathan Senchyne

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The intimacy of paper in early and nineteenth-century American literature
Title
The intimacy of paper in early and nineteenth-century American literature
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Senchyne
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Language
eng
Summary
"The true scale of paper production in America from 1690 through the end of the nineteenth century was staggering, with a range of parties participating in different ways, from farmers growing flax to textile workers weaving cloth and from housewives saving rags to peddlers collecting them. Making a bold case for the importance of printing and paper technology in the study of early American literature, Jonathan Senchyne presents archival evidence of the effects of this very visible process on American writers, such as Anne Bradstreet, Herman Melville, Lydia Sigourney, William Wells Brown, and other lesser-known figures. The Intimacy of Paper in Early and Nineteenth-Century American Literature reveals that book history and literary studies are mutually constitutive and proposes a new literary periodization based on materiality and paper production. In unpacking this history and connecting it to cultural and literary representations, Senchyne also explores how the textuality of paper has been used to make social and political claims about gender, labor, and race"--
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Senchyne, Jonathan,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in print culture and the history of the book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Papermaking
  • Papermaking
  • Books
  • Printing
  • Paper industry
  • American literature
  • Paper industry
  • Papermaking
  • Printing
  • United States
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The intimacy of paper in early and nineteenth-century American literature, Jonathan Senchyne
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1: Paper Publics and Material Textual Affiliations in American Print Culture -- Chapter 2: The Gender of Rag Paper in Anne Bradstreet and Lydia Sigourney -- Chapter 3: The Ineffable Socialities of Rags in Henry David Thoreau and Herman Melville -- Chapter 4: The Whiteness of the Page: Racial Legibility and Authenticity
Control code
1101040819
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 194 pages
Isbn
9781625344731
Lccn
2019019891
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)1101040819
Label
The intimacy of paper in early and nineteenth-century American literature, Jonathan Senchyne
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1: Paper Publics and Material Textual Affiliations in American Print Culture -- Chapter 2: The Gender of Rag Paper in Anne Bradstreet and Lydia Sigourney -- Chapter 3: The Ineffable Socialities of Rags in Henry David Thoreau and Herman Melville -- Chapter 4: The Whiteness of the Page: Racial Legibility and Authenticity
Control code
1101040819
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 194 pages
Isbn
9781625344731
Lccn
2019019891
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)1101040819

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