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Magazines and the Making of America: Modernization, Community, and Print Culture, 1741-1860

Heather A. Haveman


From the colonial era to the onset of the Civil War, this book looks at how magazines and the individuals, organizations, and circumstances they connected ushered America into the modern age. How did a magazine industry emerge in the United States, where there were once only amateur authors, clumsy technologies for production and distribution, and sparse reader demand? What legitimated magazines as they competed with other media, such as newspapers, books, and letters? And what role did magazines play in the integration or division of American society? From their first appearance in 1741, maga ... More

Keywords: colonial era, Civil War, magazine industry, American society, translocal communities, pluralistic integration, social reform movement, American magazines, shared interest, common interests

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780691164403
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691164403.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Heather A. Haveman, author
University of California, Berkeley