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Muhlenberg College
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Libraries, book history, books, readers, reading, Philadelphia, Boston, civic culture, class, public space, early republic
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Recent Publications

“Crafting Respectability: The Politics of Class at the Mechanic Apprentices’ Library of Boston.” In Mark Towsey and Kyle Roberts, eds., Before the Public Library: Reading, Community, and Identity in the Atlantic World, 1650-1850.  Brill, 2018.

“Origin Stories: The Boston Athenaeum, Transatlantic Literary Culture, and Regional Rivalry in the Early Republic.”  The New England Quarterly 89:4 (Dec. 2016).

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, North America, United States
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
American Founding Era, Book History, Libraries & Archives