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The Accidental Diarist: A History of the Daily Planner in America

Molly A. McCarthy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226033211
eISBN:
9780226033495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226033495.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In this era of tweets and blogs, it is easy to assume that the self-obsessive recording of daily minutiae is a recent phenomenon. But Americans have been navel-gazing since nearly the beginning of ... More


The Almanac as Daily Diary

Molly McCarthy

in The Accidental Diarist: A History of the Daily Planner in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226033211
eISBN:
9780226033495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226033495.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses how the almanac served as both precursor and instigator of the daily planner. It argues that the daily planner would never become one without help from the almanac. As ... More


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