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Proceedings of the New York Historical Society

Author: New-York Historical Society
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 494
Release: 1846
Genre: New York (State)
ISBN:
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Catalogue of the Library of the Massachusetts Historical Society

Author: Anonymous
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 661
Release: 2022-10-24
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 3375121318
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Reprint of the original, first published in 1859.

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Reading Publics

Author: Tom Glynn
Publsiher: Fordham Univ Press
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2015-01-22
Genre: History
ISBN: 0823262650
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On May 11, 1911, the New York Public Library opened its “marble palace for book lovers” on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. This was the city’s first public library in the modern sense, a tax-supported, circulating collection free to every citizen. Since before the Revolution, however, New York’s reading publics had access to a range of “public libraries” as the term was understood by contemporaries. In its most basic sense a public library in the eighteenth and most of the nineteenth centuries simply meant a shared collection of books that was available to the general public and promoted the public good. From the founding in 1754 of the New York Society Library up to 1911, public libraries took a variety of forms. Some of them were free, charitable institutions, while others required a membership or an annual subscription. Some, such as the Biblical Library of the American Bible Society, were highly specialized; others, like the Astor Library, developed extensive, inclusive collections. What all the public libraries of this period had in common, at least ostensibly, was the conviction that good books helped ensure a productive, virtuous, orderly republic—that good reading promoted the public good. Tom Glynn’s vivid, deeply researched history of New York City’s public libraries over the course of more than a century and a half illuminates how the public and private functions of reading changed over time and how shared collections of books could serve both public and private ends. Reading Publics examines how books and reading helped construct social identities and how print functioned within and across groups, including but not limited to socioeconomic classes. The author offers an accessible while scholarly exploration of how republican and liberal values, shifting understandings of “public” and “private,” and the debate over fiction influenced the development and character of New York City’s public libraries in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Reading Publics is an important contribution to the social and cultural history of New York City that firmly places the city’s early public libraries within the history of reading and print culture in the United States.

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Collections of the Kansas State Historical Society

Author: Kansas State Historical Society
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Total Pages:
Release: 1890
Genre: Kansas
ISBN:
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Transactions of the Kansas State Historical Society

Author: Kansas State Historical Society
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Total Pages: 830
Release: 1890
Genre: Kansas
ISBN:
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1st-6th biennial reports of the society, 1875-88, included in v. 1-4.

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Collections of the New York Historical Society

Author: New-York Historical Society
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Total Pages:
Release: 1811
Genre: New York (State)
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Transactions of the American Philosophical Society

Author: American Philosophical Society
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 526
Release: 1846
Genre: Science
ISBN:
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Held at Philadelphia for promoting useful knowledge.

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Catalogue of the New York State Library. Jan. 1, 1850

Author: New York State Library (ALBANY, N.Y.)
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Total Pages: 1058
Release: 1850
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From Androboros to the First Amendment

Author: Peter A. Davis
Publsiher: University of Iowa Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2015-05-15
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 1609383117
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Androboros, A Bographical [sic] Farce in Three Acts (1715), is universally acknowledged as the first play both written and printed in America. Its significance stems not simply from its publication but from its eventual impact. Androboros was not just the first of its kind, it was also ahead of its time in many ways, preceding the harsh political satires and farces of the later eighteenth century by some fifty years. The play inadvertently laid the foundation for one of the defining rights of the nation that would eventually emerge some seventy-five years later - the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States. As a closet drama intended only to be read by close friends and political supporters, this play has languished as a minor footnote in American intellectual history. Scholarly research published to date has been, for the most part, inadequate and occasionally inaccurate. This study remedies that oversight, providing a full analysis as well as an annotated typescript and facsimiles of the original printing. -- from back cover.

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Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin

Author: State Historical Society of Wisconsin
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 530
Release: 1872
Genre: Wisconsin
ISBN:
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After 1855 the society's annual reports were included in its Proceedings.