Author, Publisher, Bookseller, Reader
This exhibition, drawn entirely from Special Collections at the Golda Meir Library, was originally presented in association with the annual meeting in Milwaukee of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, March 24-25, 1999. It has now been transformed into a digital exhibit. While the exhibit may be of some interest to the specialist, it is intended as an introduction and general overview. The exhibit addresses some of the issues and events that helped transform the writer-publisher-reader relationship in eighteenth-century Britain; a century that forms the transition period between the early modern and the more contemporary British and American book cultures.
Expiration of the Licensing Act
Changes in Publishing and Bookselling
Education and Literacy
Unitarians and Other Dissenters
Under the direction of the Special Collections Librarian Max Yela, this exhibition was researched and organized by Special Collections Intern Jennifer Bach, a graduate student in the UWM Department of History. The original Web exhibit was designed by Amelia Klem and Laura Luepke. The exhibit has been redesigned for Omeka by Anna Michelle Martinez-Montavon.