Print Culture in a Diverse America
Awards and Recognition:
Winner of the Carey McWilliams Award given by MultiCultural Review, 1999.
Reading off the beaten track with marginalized Americans and their print cultures
In the modern era, there arose a prolific and vibrant print culturebooks, newspapers, and magazines issued by and for diverse, often marginalized, groups. This long-overdue collection offers a unique foray into the multicultural world of reading and readers in the United States.
The contributors to this award-winning collection pen interdisciplinary essays that examine the many ways print culture functions within different groups. The essays link gender, class, and ethnicity to the uses and goals of a wide variety of publications and also explore the role print materials play in constructing historical events like the Titanic disaster.
Contributors: Lynne M. Adrian, Steven Biel, James P. Danky, Elizabeth Davey, Michael Fultz, Jacqueline Goldsby, Norma Fay Green, Violet Johnson, Elizabeth McHenry, Christine Pawley, Yumei Sun, and Rudolph J. Vecoli
"Each of the essays provides a fascinating insight into a field often ignored by media historians."--Margaret A. Blanchard, Communications Bulletin Quarterly
"Despite the diversity of topics and periods covered in this essay collection, it hangs together well as a book trying to address some neglected areas of research while fitting into an established historiographical framework. . . . I would encourage anyone interested in any aspect of the print culture of the modern United States to pick up this book."--Journal of the Printing Historical Society
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