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The Resource Printers and men of capital : Philadelphia book publishers in the new republic, Rosalind Remer

Printers and men of capital : Philadelphia book publishers in the new republic, Rosalind Remer

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Printers and men of capital : Philadelphia book publishers in the new republic
Title
Printers and men of capital
Title remainder
Philadelphia book publishers in the new republic
Statement of responsibility
Rosalind Remer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • An important phase in the American book trade's shift from colonial craft work to nineteenth-century big business took place in the early national period, as printers began to take on the risks of book publishing by creating and serving new markets. Rosalind Remer's case study of the Philadelphia book trade vividly demonstrates the structure and development of the post-revolutionary economy and illuminates the early emergence of the book as an integral part of American culture
  • The focus of Printers and Men of Capital is a group of late eighteenth-century printers who came of age during the years of the Revolution; while the new nation was being formed and defined, these men were seeking to build a publishing industry and establish themselves in their trade. In the 1780s and 1790s, men like Benjamin Franklin Bache and William Duane evolved from printing craftsmen to activist newspaper publishers. But other printers, including Mathew Carey, Thomas Dobson, and William Woodward, turned their sights on book publishing. Remer focuses on the risk-taking strategies of these latter entrepreneurs and the younger firms that learned from them; she shows how they combined many traditional eighteenth-century forms of business organization with newer methods of financing, sales, and distribution
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DLC
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1963-
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Remer, Rosalind
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z478.6.P5
LC item number
R46 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Early American studies
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  • Publishers and publishing
  • Publishers and publishing
Label
Printers and men of capital : Philadelphia book publishers in the new republic, Rosalind Remer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--UCLA
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [191]-204) 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
1. The First Century of Philadelphia Printing and Publishing -- 2. Politics, Patronage, and Publishing in the 1790s -- 3. "Young Adventurers," Master Printers, and "Men of Capital" -- 4. New Modes of Publishing in the Early Republic -- 5. Credit Networks and the New Publishers -- 6. "Forced Trade" and Distant Markets
Control code
33947123
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 210 pages
Isbn
9780812233377
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95051384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Printers and men of capital : Philadelphia book publishers in the new republic, Rosalind Remer
Publication
Note
Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--UCLA
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [191]-204) 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
1. The First Century of Philadelphia Printing and Publishing -- 2. Politics, Patronage, and Publishing in the 1790s -- 3. "Young Adventurers," Master Printers, and "Men of Capital" -- 4. New Modes of Publishing in the Early Republic -- 5. Credit Networks and the New Publishers -- 6. "Forced Trade" and Distant Markets
Control code
33947123
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 210 pages
Isbn
9780812233377
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95051384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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