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Published: 29 November 2012

320 Pages | 62 illustrations


ISBN: 9780199927692

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Writing with Scissors

American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance

Ellen Gruber Garvey

  • Covers scrapbooks in relation to key cultural moments/movements in US history: the Civil War, women's rights, and the Harlem Renaissance
  • Offers new understandings of print culture from readers perspectives
  • Explores the relationship of scrapbooks and archives
  • Traces the connections between scrapbooks, the back number newspaper business, clipping services, and the Internet
  • Penned in clear, accessible prose
  • Collects over sixty rare and hard-to-find illustrations of unique scrapbooks and the vibrant culture surrounding their creation