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Published: 28 April 2019

288 Pages | 21 halftones

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198836377

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Slavery and the Making of Early American Libraries

British Literature, Political Thought, and the Transatlantic Book Trade, 1731-1814

Sean D. Moore

  • Explores the relationship between slavery, the book trade, and American cultural identity in the eighteenth century
  • Studies the American dissemination of works of British literature and political thought
  • Discusses how American libraries and transatlantic print culture were financed by profits from slavery