Order Nr. 100486 PERIODICALS AND PUBLISHERS: THE NEWSPAPER AND JOURNAL TRADE, 1740-1914. John Hinks, Catherine Armstrong, Matthew Day.


  • New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press and The British Library, 2009.
  • 6 x 9 inches
  • hardcover, dust jacket
  • 256 pages
  • ISBN: 9780712350747
  • ISBN: 9780712350747

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Order Nr. 100486

This tenth volume of the Print Networks series contains eleven original contributions by scholars working on periodicals and newspapers in the British Isles, outside London. The essays focus on the period between 1740 and 1914, including some case studies of individual publishers and their experiences in the print market. This volume demonstrates the cultural and political significance of newspapers and periodicals and their producers. A key theme emerging from the essays is the range of relationships between producers and consumers of print who lived and worked in the provinces and their connections with London. Examination of the question of "provinciality" sheds considerable new light on the connections between book trade people in all parts of the British Isles.

Dr. John Hinks is an Honorary Fellow at the Centre for Urban History, University of Leicester, where he is researching networks and communities in the British book trade. At the University of Birmingham he is an Honorary Research Fellow in English and a Visiting Lecturer in History, where he teaches early modern cultural history.

Dr. Catherine Armstrong is lecturer in American History at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her research interests include the cultural connections between Britain and North America during the colonial period, especially the ways in which the American landscape is portrayed in print on both sides of the Atlantic.

Dr. Matthew Day is Head of English at Bishop Grosseteste University College, Lincoln. He has research interests in print culture and early modern travel, and their intersection. He has published on censorship, paratexuality and the reception of early modern travel narratives in the eighteenth century.