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Women in Print
Essays on the Print Culture of American Women from the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Edited by James P. Danky and Wayne A. Wiegand
Foreword by Elizabeth Long

Print Culture History in Modern America
James P. Danky, Wayne A. Wiegand, and Christine Pawley, Series Editors

"These essays communicate the passionate commitment to social justice of historical figures—like Belle Case La Follette and 1950s librarians in rural Wisconsin."
—Erin Smith, University of Texas at Dallas

Women readers, editors, librarians, authors, journalists, booksellers, and others are the subjects in this stimulating new collection on modern print culture. The essays feature women like Marie Mason Potts, editor of Smoke Signal, a mid-twentieth century periodical of the Federated Indians of California; Lois Waisbrooker, publisher of books and journals on female sexuality and women's rights in the decades after the Civil War; and Elizabeth Jordan, author of two novels and editor of Harper's Bazaar from 1900 to 1913. The volume presents a complex and engaging picture of print culture and of the forces that affected women's lives in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

this is a photo of James P. Danky. He has a short beard and is wearing a white shirt and dark tie. Behind him is seen a pillar and a classical courtyard.James P. Danky is director of the Center for the History of Print Culture in Modern America at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Wayne A. Wiegand is the F. William Summers Professor of Library and Information Studies and professor of American studies at Florida State University.

To view a digital copy, visit the UW–Madison Libraries Web site and click on View Online.

This book is published in a collaboration among the University of Wisconsin Press, the Center for the History of Print Culture in Modern America (a joint program of the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the Wisconsin Historical Society), and the University of Wisconsin–Madison General Library System Office of Scholarly Communication.

Another book in this collaboration is Bookwomen.

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the cover of Women in Print is a blue toned photo of two women reading in what looks like an editorial office.

April 2006
LC: 2005021512 Z
275 pp.   6 x 9

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ISBN 978-0-299-21784-6
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