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The Material and Cultural Foundations of American Magazines

Heather A. Haveman

in Magazines and the Making of America: Modernization, Community, and Print Culture, 1741-1860

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164403
eISBN:
9781400873883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164403.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter examines the material and cultural foundations that provided the resources necessary for magazine publishing and the demand necessary to sustain a large number of magazines in locations ... More


Bordering by Law: The Migration of Law, Crimes, Sovereignty, and the Mai

Judith Resnik

in Immigration, Emigration, and Migration: NOMOS LVII

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479860951
eISBN:
9781479811151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479860951.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Law is filled with segmented narratives. The literature mapping the illegalization of the migration of peoples does not reference that many borders have become readily traversable, if not invisible, ... More


Private Enterprise, Public Good?: Communications Deregulation as a National Political Issue, 1839–1851

Richard R. John

in Beyond the Founders: New Approaches to the Political History of the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807828892
eISBN:
9781469605241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898833_pasley.16
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explores the movement that flourished between 1839 and 1851 that limited the involvement of the federal government on the postal system and the telegraph network, which at the time ... More


Infrastructure

Tirthankar Roy

in The Economic History of India, 1857-1947

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198074175
eISBN:
9780199082148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074175.003.0009
Subject:
History, Indian History

The British left behind a modern infrastructure as the most tangible legacy of its colonial rule in South Asia. This legacy included ports, railways, canal irrigation, sanitation and medical care, ... More


The Speeding of the Pickwick Coach

Jonathan H. Grossman

in Charles Dickens's Networks: Public Transport and the Novel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199682164
eISBN:
9780191803734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199682164.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter first discusses how, in The Pickwick Papers, Dickens draws upon the effect on a community of being linked together temporally by a public transport system. It then turns to how ... More


The Discourse and Practice of Everyday Literacies

Hoda A. Yousef

in Composing Egypt: Reading, Writing, and the Emergence of a Modern Nation, 1870-1930

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804797115
eISBN:
9780804799218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804797115.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter surveys how literacies were talked about and used between 1860 and 1930. Over this period, the idea of literacy was becoming more reified as a social ideal that represented progress, ... More


The Comparative Study of Institutions: The “Institutional Turn” in Development Studies: A Review

Alejandro Portes and Lori D. Smith

in Institutions Count: Their Role and Significance in Latin American Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273535
eISBN:
9780520954069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273535.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter presents the methodology of the book's study. For the purpose of this study, Latin American countries were selected because of their common historical origins and culture and their ... More


The Message in Transit

Shira Brisman

in Albrecht Dürer and the Epistolary Mode of Address

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226354750
eISBN:
9780226354897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226354897.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art History

Describing the official postal system established by emperor Maximilian I in 1490, Chapter Two argues that in the earliest decades of the imperial postal system, the representation of messengers ... More


Albrecht Dürer and the Epistolary Mode of Address

Shira Brisman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226354750
eISBN:
9780226354897
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226354897.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Art historians have long looked to letters to secure biographical information, affirm patronage patterns, and establish the identity of an artist as a modern, self-aware individual. But letters are ... More


Letter-Writing

Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade

in In Search of Jane Austen: The Language of the Letters

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199945115
eISBN:
9780199398447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945115.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter explores the importance of letter-writing in Jane Austen’s life. It tries to assess the claim that Jane Austen must have written about 3,000 letters, and it does so with the help of ... More


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