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The Ghost and the Machine: Plates and Paratext in The Book of Mormon

R. John Williams

in Americanist Approaches to The Book of Mormon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190221928
eISBN:
9780190221959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190221928.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Church History

A number of recent discussions of The Book of Mormon have attempted to push beyond the tired debates of apologists and critics by “bracketing” questions of the book’s ancient historicity. According ... More


Reaching an Overseas Market

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226276519
eISBN:
9780226276540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226276540.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter deals with the overseas market of W. & R. Chambers. As they expanded into the British market, they also began to develop their “connection” overseas. Given their early commitment to ... More


Reaching a National Market

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226276519
eISBN:
9780226276540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226276540.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter considers the Edinburgh publishing trade. Edinburgh was the second center of the British book trade, and launching Chambers's Journal there brought both advantages and disadvantages. ... More


Epilogue

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226276519
eISBN:
9780226276540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226276540.003.0021
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

William Chambers died after several months of physical frailty and failing memory. He was “the poor lad by honest industry rising to eminence,” who had risen “from poverty to opulence, and from ... More


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