Apostles of Culture: The Public Librarian and American Society, 1876-1920 (Print Culture History in Modern America S. 2nd)

Apostles of Culture: The Public Librarian and American Society, 1876-1920 (Print Culture History in Modern America S. 2nd)

By: Lora Dee Garrison (author)Hardback

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In her Foreword, Christine Pawley sums up the importance of Dee Garrison s book as follows: Nearly a quarter-century has passed since the first edition of "Apostles of Culture" appeared. Since no book-length study of the formation of the American public library has yet challenged Dee Garrison s 1979 analysis, it remains the most recent---and most-cited--- interpretation of the public library s past, a landmark in the history, and the historiography, of libraries and librarianship...For students and researchers who want to understand the development of a field that still suffers the status of the taken-for-granted, "Apostles of Culture" stands as a historical document. Its reissue allows its historiographical and political---as well as its historical---significance to be more fully appreciated. "

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Lora Dee Garrison is professor of history at Rutgers University and a 1995 recipient of a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Grant for Research and Writing in Peace, Security, and International Cooperation.

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/07/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780299181147
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780299181147
  • weight: 485
  • ISBN10: 0299181146
  • edition: 2nd

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