Reading Becomes a Necessity of Life: Material and Cultural Life in Rural New England, 1780-1835

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Univ. of Tennessee Press, 1992 - 538 páginas
Gilmore (history, Stockton State College) is concerned with the half century following independence, during which rural New England changed from a traditional agricultural region into a commercialized one. He examines the links among cultural, social, and economic aspects of this transformation, an ingredient of which was an ideological commitment to reading and learning. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
 

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Contenido

Introduction
1
Continuity
17
Toward the Intellectual Emancipation
42
The Commercialization of Rural Life
53
The Foundations of Participation
114
Agents of Literacy Family and District School 121
121
Elementary Literacy Pace and Motives 127
127
The Human Habitats of Rural New England
135
Upper Valley Vehicles of Print Communicatons
189
The Material Anchors
225
Kinds of Works Retained
264
Windsor District and Rural America
273
Human Habitats
285
Print Culture and Evidence for Other Forms
377
The Upper Valley Occupational System
396
Inventories Spine Titles and Family Libraries
402

The Communication System
157

Términos y frases comunes

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