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Author Hoeflich, Michael H.

Title Legal publishing in antebellum America [electronic resource] / M.H. Hoeflich.

Imprint New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.


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 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xiv, 190 p.
Contents Bookish profession -- Birth of the law book trade -- Spreading the word : catalogues and cultivation -- Bidding for law books -- Risk, subscriptions, and status -- John Livingston, esq. : law bookseller as cultural entrepreneur -- Selling the law in antebellum America.
Summary Legal Publishing in Antebellum America presents a history of the law book publishing and distribution industry in the United States. Part business history, part legal history, part history of information diffusion, M. H. Hoeflich shows how various developments in printing and bookbinding, the introduction of railroads, and the expansion of mail service contributed to the growth of the industry from an essentially local industry to a national industry. Furthermore, the book ties the spread of a particular approach to law, that is, the scientific approach, championed by Northeastern American jurists to the growth of law publishing and law book selling and shows that the two were critically intertwined --Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Legal literature -- Publishing -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Legal literature -- Publishing -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780521192064

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