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The Resource The public prints : the newspaper in Anglo-American culture, 1665-1740, Charles E. Clark

The public prints : the newspaper in Anglo-American culture, 1665-1740, Charles E. Clark

Label
The public prints : the newspaper in Anglo-American culture, 1665-1740
Title
The public prints
Title remainder
the newspaper in Anglo-American culture, 1665-1740
Statement of responsibility
Charles E. Clark
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Newspapers reflect the world as perceived by its writers and readers. They illustrate assumptions in a society about the nature of news and history, the practice of certain literary styles, the political and commercial structure of communities, and the larger process by which culture is transmitted and transformed. Comprehensive in scope and narrative in style, The Public Prints is the first study of the role of the earliest newspapers in eighteenth-century American society and culture. In the hands of Charles E. Clark, American newspaper publishing becomes a branch of the English world of print in a story that begins in the bustling streets of late-seventeenth-century London and moves to the provincial towns of England and across the Atlantic. While Clark's most detailed attention in America is to the three multi-newspaper towns of Boston, New York, and Philadelphia, evidence from Williamsburg, Charleston, and Barbados also contributes to generalizations about the craft and business of eighteenth-century publishing. With the newspaper, Clark finds, English-speaking peoples on both sides of the Atlantic found an instrument of commerce, politics, literature, and an awareness of themselves and the world
  • By the middle of the eighteenth century, the newspaper occupied an accepted and essential niche in the social ecology of both Britain and British America. Stressing the continuous trans-Atlantic connections as well as English origins, Clark argues that the newspapers were a force both for "anglicization" in their attempts to replicate English culture in America and for "Americanization" in creating a fuller awareness of the British-American experience across colonial boundaries. By broadening access to current information and by dignifying in print the familiar concerns of everyday life, the newspapers offered a kind of open communion. Ordinary readers were invited into what was previously a privileged circle, sharing in the ritual of communal identity in which one participated by reading the news. Clark suggests, finally, that this was the newspaper's greatest cultural role in provincial America - the creation of a community bound by the celebration of common values and attachments through the shared ritual of reading. Creating a fuller look at American provincial culture and bringing to life the people and processes involved in printing and reading the news in eighteenth-century England and America, The public prints provides stimulating thought for the general reader and scholar interested in the formation of early America and its history of communications
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1929-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clark, Charles E.
Dewey number
307.23/22/0942
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4855
LC item number
.C53 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American newspapers
  • British newspapers
  • United States
  • Nieuwsbladen
  • Journaux américains
  • Journaux britanniques
Label
The public prints : the newspaper in Anglo-American culture, 1665-1740, Charles E. Clark
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-318) 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
  • pt. II.
  • America : narrative.
  • 4.
  • John Campbell, pioneer American newspaperman, 1704-1719.
  • 5.
  • Competition, 1719-1732.
  • 6.
  • The Couranteers, 1721-1726.
  • 7.
  • "A fine taste for good sense and polite learning" : the literary newspaper, 1727-1735.
  • pt. I.
  • 8.
  • Three cities : a richer tapestry, 1728-1740
  • pt. III.
  • America : structures and transition.
  • 9.
  • The printer as publisher.
  • 10.
  • The ritual : the reader's world.
  • 11.
  • The newspaper in culture.
  • English backgrounds.
  • 12.
  • The transition
  • 1.
  • Genealogy.
  • 2.
  • The metropolis.
  • 3.
  • The provinces
Control code
27725919
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 330 pages
Isbn
9780195082333
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
93002834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1570113
Label
The public prints : the newspaper in Anglo-American culture, 1665-1740, Charles E. Clark
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-318) 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
  • pt. II.
  • America : narrative.
  • 4.
  • John Campbell, pioneer American newspaperman, 1704-1719.
  • 5.
  • Competition, 1719-1732.
  • 6.
  • The Couranteers, 1721-1726.
  • 7.
  • "A fine taste for good sense and polite learning" : the literary newspaper, 1727-1735.
  • pt. I.
  • 8.
  • Three cities : a richer tapestry, 1728-1740
  • pt. III.
  • America : structures and transition.
  • 9.
  • The printer as publisher.
  • 10.
  • The ritual : the reader's world.
  • 11.
  • The newspaper in culture.
  • English backgrounds.
  • 12.
  • The transition
  • 1.
  • Genealogy.
  • 2.
  • The metropolis.
  • 3.
  • The provinces
Control code
27725919
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 330 pages
Isbn
9780195082333
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
93002834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1570113

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