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The Political Economy of Irish School Books

Patrick Walsh

in The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume V: The Irish Book in English, 1891-2000

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199249114
eISBN:
9780191803383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199249114.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the political economy of school books in twentieth-century Ireland. It looks at the independent tradition of publishing Irish educational books and their evolution under British ... More


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in Science for All: The Popularization of Science in Early Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226068633
eISBN:
9780226068664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226068664.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Many of the non-specialist science books published during the Victorian period in Britain appeared within series issued by publishers to provide the public with the basis for an informal education. ... More


Steam-Powered Knowledge: William Chambers and the Business of Publishing, 1820-1860

Aileen Fyfe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226276519
eISBN:
9780226276540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226276540.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In early nineteenth-century Britain, print was not novel—Gutenberg's printing press had been around for nearly four centuries—but printed matter was still a rare and relatively expensive luxury. All ... More


Comic Books at War (1940–1945)

Jean-Paul Gabilliet

in Of Comics and Men: A Cultural History of American Comic Books

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732672
eISBN:
9781621039860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732672.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

During World War II, the American comic book industry continued to experience growth as the number of titles proliferated. In addition, contents became increasingly diverse and recurring characters ... More


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