Apostles of Culture: Public Librarian and American Society, 1876-1920

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In her Foreword, Christine Pawley sums up the importance of Dee Garrison s book as follows: Nearly a quarter-century has passed since the first edition of Apostles of Culture appeared. Since no book-length study of the formation of the American public library has yet challenged Dee Garrison s 1979 analysis, it remains the most recent---and most-cited--- interpretation of the public library s past, a landmark in the history, and the historiography, of libraries and librarianship...For students and researchers who want to ...

Apostles of Culture: Public Librarian and American Society, 1876-1920 2003, University of Wisconsin Press

ISBN-13: 9780299181147

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