A History of the Book in America Vol. 4, Print in Motion: The Expansion of Publishing and Reading in the United States, 1880-1940
This essay highlights two aspects of Catholic culture related to books and reading between 1880 and 1940: the connection between.material objects and the printed word, and the role of authority in shaping both the institutional aspects and the content of Catholic publishing. It also emphasizes how, in their tumultuous but thriving print culture, U.S. Catholics adopted technically and organizationally advanced processes in the pursuit of religious and cultural goals that were, in the eyes of their contemporaries, perceived as largely modern.
Copyright © 2009 by the University of North Carolina Press. From A History of the Book in America Vol. 4, Print in Motion: The Expansion of Publishing and Reading in the United States, 1880-1940, edited by Carl F. Kaestle and Janice A. Radway. Used by permission of the publisher.
University of North Carolina Press
4: Print in Motion: The Expansion of Publishing and Reading in the United States, 1880-1940
Place of Publication
Chapel Hill, NC
Cadegan, Una M., "Running the Ancient Ark by Steam: Catholic Publishing, 1880-1950" (2009). History Faculty Publications. 90.