The Resource "The art of printing shall endure" : journalism, community, and identity in New York City, 1800-1810, by Steven C. Smith, (electronic resource)

"The art of printing shall endure" : journalism, community, and identity in New York City, 1800-1810, by Steven C. Smith, (electronic resource)

Label
"The art of printing shall endure" : journalism, community, and identity in New York City, 1800-1810
Title
"The art of printing shall endure"
Title remainder
journalism, community, and identity in New York City, 1800-1810
Statement of responsibility
by Steven C. Smith
Creator
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This thesis reconstructs the community of printers, booksellers, and bookbinders that existed in New York City in the first decade of the nineteenth-century. A close analysis of city directories published between 1800 and 1810 reveals that working-class artisans and merchants associated with the printing trade deliberately settled in Manhattan's Old East Ward by consciously choosing to open shops on certain streets as a result of their shared social and economic identities. This community, consisting of an area geographically bound by William Street and the East River docks, has been heretofore ignored by historians. This thesis asserts that the association of printers, booksellers, and bookbinders should be considered as a central category of analysis, and demonstrates that this community had a direct influence on early printing trade unionization, printing and publishing specialization, and political rivalries between newspaper editors such as James Cheetham, Peter Irving, and William Coleman. Thus, by utilizing sources such as directories, newspapers, pamphlets, speeches, journals, and letters, this thesis reinterprets the Habermasian public sphere as an actual public space - community of like-minded artisans and merchants who shared common identities through their association with New York City's printing trade, despite ideological barriers. Indeed, this thesis maintains that by looking at public discourse as part of an organic community - as opposed to a theoretical realm that exists only in conversation - a better understanding of print culture will emerge that will enrich the prevailing scholarly dialogue
Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Steven C.
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation year
2007.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Pasley, Jeffrey L.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Printers
  • Booksellers and bookselling
  • Bookbinders
Target audience
specialized
Label
"The art of printing shall endure" : journalism, community, and identity in New York City, 1800-1810, by Steven C. Smith, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on January 10, 2008)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
190699599
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)190699599
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
"The art of printing shall endure" : journalism, community, and identity in New York City, 1800-1810, by Steven C. Smith, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on January 10, 2008)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
190699599
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)190699599
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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