The History of the Book in America

The Library of Congress presented this celebratory discussion from the American Antiquarian Society to mark the completion of the series, from “The Colonial Book in the Atlantic World” to “Print Culture in Postwar America”, published in collaboration with the University of North Carolina Press and with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress. Through these publications and the AAS Program in the History of the Book, the Society is acknowledged as a leader in the emerging international field of book history. The United States series- from Codex to the Kindle- is a lively consideration of authorship, reading, and publishing in the development of American life and culture.
This event took place on 04/09/2010 and speakers included David Hall, Scott Casper, Mary Kelley and Joan Rubin.
Access the presentation here.
(note: running time is 78 minutes)