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Candy Gunther Brown, Indiana University
Kenneth E. wood worker, Newton heart, Massachusetts
Scott E. Casper, college of Nevada, Reno
Jeannine Marie DeLombard, college of Toronto
Ann Fabian, Rutgers University
Jeffrey D. Groves, Harvey Mudd College
Paul C. Gutjahr, Indiana University
David D. corridor, Harvard Divinity School
David M. Henkin, collage of California, Berkeley
Bruce Laurie, collage of Massachusetts, Amherst
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Louise Stevenson, Franklin & Marshall College
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Inspired largely byevangelical and humanitarian movements, abolitionism was a third arena of transatlantic cooperation. Frederick Douglass won some of his greatest acclaim during his 1845–47 tour of England, where he traveled in part to evade American slave catchers after the publication of the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (1845). ’’ 31 American books, the physical objects as well as the texts and ideas, were exported around the globe by 1880. Although valued at only a third of its imports, the nation’s book exports reflected the growth of American industry generally and specific developments such as the United States’ hemispheric significance (exports of books to Latin America swelled more than tenfold) and the opening of Japanese markets to American producers after Commodore Matthew Perry’s 1852–54 expedition.

Printing presses had existed for nearly four hundred years by 1840. One difference was the use of steam to power machines that multiplied the speed and number of impressions that could be produced. Waterpower was essential to the growth of the paper industry, which by 1880 used more than 7 percent of the nation’s water-generated energy. Beneath these enormous transformations lay the introduction of machines to perform tasks formerly done exclusively by hand, notably in binderies and typefoundries.

J. W. Schermerhorn & Co. (New York): textbooks, globes, and other materials for schools 42. Virtue & Yorston (New York): quarto Bible, works on American Revolution and Civil War 43. T. B. Peterson & Bros. (Philadelphia): novels of E. D. E. N. Southworth, Caroline Lee Hentz, Charles Dickens, and others 44. Dick & Fitzgerald (New York): encyclopedias, ‘‘handy books’’ 45. See 41 46. E. W. Miller (Philadelphia): Bibles 47. Methodist Book Concern (New York): Bibles, standard religious and Sunday school books 48.

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