Journals Higher Education



Published: 22 January 2015

460 Pages | 27 B/W Illustrations

6x9 inches

ISBN: 9780823262649

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Reading Publics

New York City's Public Libraries, 1754-1911

Tom Glynn

A Fordham University Press Publication

  • The history of Gotham's early libraries is an important part of the social and cultural history of New York City and the United States.
  • Fascinating examination of the public and private values associated with reading and the shifting views of literature and popular fiction and how readers' tastes mirrored constructions of class and gender.
  • The New York Public Library is an iconic NYC institution whose reputation is known worldwide. Some of the most famous people in history have spent time in its reading rooms.