Apostles Of Culture: Public Librarian And American Society, 1876-1920 (Print Culture History In Modern America)

Apostles Of Culture: Public Librarian And American Society, 1876-1920 (Print Culture History In Modern America)

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

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the development of a field that still suffers the status of the taken-for-granted, Apostles of Culture stands as a historical document.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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"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."—Christine Pawley, from the foreword


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