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Carnival on the Page: Popular Print Media in Antebellum America

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In the decades before the Civil War, American society witnessed the emergence of a new form of print culture, as penny papers, mammoth weeklies, giftbooks, fashion magazines, and other ephemeral printed materials brought exuberance and theatricality to public culture and made the practice of reading more controversial. For a short yet pivotal period, argues Isabelle Lehuu, the world of print was turned upside down.

Unlike the printed works of the eighteenth century, produced to educate and refine, the new media aimed to entertain a widening yet diversified public of men and women. As they gained popularity among American readers, these new print forms provoked fierce reactions from cultural arbiters who considered them transgressive. No longer the manly art of intellectual pursuit, reading took on new meaning; reading for pleasure became an act with the power to silently disrupt the social order.

Neither just an epilogue to an earlier age of scarce books and genteel culture nor merely a prologue to the late nineteenth century and its mass culture and commercial literature, the antebellum era marked a significant passage in the history of books and reading in the United States, Lehuu argues.

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Synopsis:

Unlike the printed works of the eighteenth century, produced to educate and refine, the new media aimed to entertain a widening yet diversified public of men and women. As they gained popularity among American readers, these new print forms provoked fierce reactions from cultural arbiters who considered them transgressive. No longer the manly art of intellectual pursuit, reading took on new meaning; reading for pleasure became an act with the power to silently disrupt the social order.

Synopsis:

This is a well-researched and produced book, appropriately supplied with a large number of illustrations.

Times Literary Supplement [An] informed, thoughtful study of American antebellum print culture.

American Historical Review Carnival on the Page draws on a rich palette of popular print sources for a thought-provoking portrait of antebellum culture.

Enterprise & Society This book, which stresses cultural forms rather than political or social meanings and their implications, covers a range of literary forms.

Journal of American History The strength of the book lies in the convincing case made by Lehuu that antebellum print culture needs to be studied carefully in its own right .

The Journal of the Early Republic

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [191]-226) and index.

About the Author

Isabelle Lehuu is associate professor of history at the Universite du Quebec a Montreal.

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. The Elusive Reading Revolution

2. Little Sheets of News and Varieties: The Penny Wonder in New York City

3. Mammoths and Extras: Staging a Spectacle in Print

4. Leaflets of Memory: Giftbooks and the Economy of the Gaze

5. The "Lady's Book" and the Female Vernacular in Print Culture

6. A Useful Recreation: Advice on Reading in the Age of Abundance

Conclusion

Notes

Selected Bibliography

Index

Illustrations

The Newsboy, engraved by Richard W. Dodson after a painting by Henry Inman, in The Gift (1843)

Title page, The Life of Helen Jewett, by George Wilkes (1849)

Murder of Miss Mary Rogers, frontispiece in A Confession of the Awful and Bloody Transactions in the Life of Charles Wallace (1851)

Masthead ornament, Boston Notion, February 1840

Our Place of Business—A Section of State Street, in Boston, engraving in Universal Yankee Nation—Mammoth Quarto, January 1842

The Mother, engraved by Seth Wells Cheney after a painting by Washington Allston, in The Token (1837)

Childhood, engraved by John Cheney after a painting by Thomas Sully, in The Gift (1840)

Emblematical title page, after Parmigiano, in The Token (1828)

Beatrice, engraved by John Cheney after a painting by Daniel Huntington, frontispiece in The Gift (1844)

The Valentine, engraved by James B. Longacre after a painting by Washington Allston, in The Atlantic Souvenir (1828)

Banknotes featuring feminine emblematic images

Fashion plate [untitled], Godey's Lady's Book, July 1845

The Coquette, Godey's Lady's Book, March 1851

A Domestic Scene, Godey's Lady's Book, August 1845

Maternal Instruction, Godey's Lady's Book, March 1845

Infancy, Godey's Lady's Book, February 1845

I. Maccabees, in Harper's Illuminated and New Pictorial Bible (1843-46)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807848326
Author:
Lehuu, Isabelle
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Location:
Chapel Hill :
Subject:
History
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Books & Reading
Subject:
Books and reading
Subject:
United States - Antebellum Era
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Popular literature
Subject:
Book industries and trade
Subject:
Journalism
Subject:
print culture; Civil War; periodicals; illustrated books; reading; literary texts; material culture; words; images; male audiences; female audiences; highbrow; lowbrow; 1930s; 1950s; history of books; history of reading; United States; popular media; cont
Subject:
print culture; Civil War; periodicals; illustrated books; reading; literary texts; material culture; words; images; male audiences; female audiences; highbrow; lowbrow; 1930s; 1950s; history of books; history of reading; United States; popular media; cont
Subject:
print culture; Civil War; periodicals; illustrated books; reading; literary texts; material culture; words; images; male audiences; female audiences; highbrow; lowbrow; 1930s; 1950s; history of books; history of reading; United States; popular media; cont
Subject:
print culture; Civil War; periodicals; illustrated books; reading; literary texts; material culture; words; images; male audiences; female audiences; highbrow; lowbrow; 1930s; 1950s; history of books; history of reading; United States; popular media; cont
Subject:
print culture; Civil War; periodicals; illustrated books; reading; literary texts; material culture; words; images; male audiences; female audiences; highbrow; lowbrow; 1930s; 1950s; history of books; history of reading; United States; popular media; cont
Subject:
print culture; Civil War; periodicals; illustrated books; reading; literary texts; material culture; words; images; male audiences; female audiences; highbrow; lowbrow; 1930s; 1950s; history of books; history of reading; United States; popular media; cont
Subject:
print culture; Civil War; periodicals; illustrated books; reading; literary texts; material culture; words; images; male audiences; female audiences; highbrow; lowbrow; 1930s; 1950s; history of books; history of reading; United States; popular media; cont
Subject:
print culture; Civil War; periodicals; illustrated books; reading; literary texts; material culture; words; images; male audiences; female audiences; highbrow; lowbrow; 1930s; 1950s; history of books; history of reading; United States; popular media; cont
Subject:
print culture; Civil War; periodicals; illustrated books; reading; literary texts; material culture; words; images; male audiences; female audiences; highbrow; lowbrow; 1930s; 1950s; history of books; history of reading; United States; popular media; cont
Subject:
print culture; Civil War; periodicals; illustrated books; reading; literary texts; material culture; words; images; male audiences; female audiences; highbrow; lowbrow; 1930s; 1950s; history of books; history of reading; United States; popular media; cont
Subject:
print culture; Civil War; periodicals; illustrated books; reading; literary texts; material culture; words; images; male audiences; female audiences; highbrow; lowbrow; 1930s; 1950s; history of books; history of reading; United States; popular media; cont
Subject:
print culture; Civil War; periodicals; illustrated books; reading; literary texts; material culture; words; images; male audiences; female audiences; highbrow; lowbrow; 1930s; 1950s; history of books; history of reading; United States; popular media; cont
Subject:
print culture; Civil War; periodicals; illustrated books; reading; literary texts; material culture; words; images; male audiences; female audiences; highbrow; lowbrow; 1930s; 1950s; history of books; history of reading; United States; popular media; cont
Subject:
print culture; Civil War; periodicals; illustrated books; reading; literary texts; material culture; words; images; male audiences; female audiences; highbrow; lowbrow; 1930s; 1950s; history of books; history of reading; United States; popular media; cont
Subject:
print culture; Civil War; periodicals; illustrated books; reading; literary texts; material culture; words; images; male audiences; female audiences; highbrow; lowbrow; 1930s; 1950s; history of books; history of reading; United States; popular media; cont
Subject:
print culture
Subject:
Civil war
Subject:
Periodicals
Subject:
Illustrated books
Subject:
Reading
Subject:
literary texts
Subject:
Material culture
Subject:
Words
Subject:
images
Subject:
male audiences
Subject:
female audiences
Subject:
highbrow
Subject:
lowbrow
Subject:
1930s
Subject:
1950s
Subject:
history of books
Subject:
history of reading
Subject:
United states
Subject:
popular media
Subject:
controversial reading
Subject:
non-traditional books
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
sess. 19, suppl 3.
Publication Date:
20000313
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
9.25 x 5.75 in

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"Synopsis" by , Unlike the printed works of the eighteenth century, produced to educate and refine, the new media aimed to entertain a widening yet diversified public of men and women. As they gained popularity among American readers, these new print forms provoked fierce reactions from cultural arbiters who considered them transgressive. No longer the manly art of intellectual pursuit, reading took on new meaning; reading for pleasure became an act with the power to silently disrupt the social order.
"Synopsis" by , This is a well-researched and produced book, appropriately supplied with a large number of illustrations.

Times Literary Supplement [An] informed, thoughtful study of American antebellum print culture.

American Historical Review Carnival on the Page draws on a rich palette of popular print sources for a thought-provoking portrait of antebellum culture.

Enterprise & Society This book, which stresses cultural forms rather than political or social meanings and their implications, covers a range of literary forms.

Journal of American History The strength of the book lies in the convincing case made by Lehuu that antebellum print culture needs to be studied carefully in its own right .

The Journal of the Early Republic

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