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American Literature and the Culture of Reprinting,... - a book by McGill, Meredith L.

American Literature and the Culture of Reprinting, 1834-1853

American Literature and the Culture of Reprinting, 1834-1853( )
Author: McGill, Meredith L.
Series title:Material Texts
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:University of Pennsylvania Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $24.95
Book Description:

The antebellum period has long been identified with the belated emergence of a truly national literature. And yet, as Meredith L. McGill argues, a mass market for books in this period was built and sustained through what we would call rampant literary piracy: a national literature developed not despite but because of the systematic copying of foreign works. Restoring a political dimension to accounts of the economic grounds of antebellum literature, McGill unfolds the legal...
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