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The Resource Part of our lives : a people's history of the American public library, Wayne A. Wiegand

Part of our lives : a people's history of the American public library, Wayne A. Wiegand

Label
Part of our lives : a people's history of the American public library
Title
Part of our lives
Title remainder
a people's history of the American public library
Statement of responsibility
Wayne A. Wiegand
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Part of Our Lives challenges the conventional idea that public libraries are valuable mostly because they are essential to democracy. Instead, this book uses the voices of generations of public library users to argue that Americans have loved their libraries for the useful information they make accessible; the public spaces they provide; and the commonplace reading materials they supply that help users make sense of the world around them"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wiegand, Wayne A.
Dewey number
027.473
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public libraries
  • Libraries
  • Public opinion
  • Library users
  • Public libraries
  • Libraries and community
  • Libraries and society
  • Books and reading
  • HISTORY / United States / General
  • HISTORY / Social History
Label
Part of our lives : a people's history of the American public library, Wayne A. Wiegand
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction -- 1. 'Improv'd the General Conversation of Americans': Social Libraries Before 1854 -- 2. For 'Plain People': The American Public Library,1854-1876 -- 3. 'The Best Reading for the Greatest Number at the least Cost': 1876-1893 -- 4. 'The Liberty to Read What They Will and When': 1893-1917 -- 5. 'Habitations on a Literary Map:' 1917-1929 -- 6. 'One Island of Refuge': 1929-1945 -- 7. 'Winning the Battles of Daily Life': 1945-1964 -- 8. 'An Individual Meaningto Each User': 1964-1980 -- 9. 'Library Paste is a Precious Part of Social Glue': 1980-2000 -- Epilogue. 2000-Present
Control code
BK0016947934
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
331 p.
Isbn
9780190248000
Lccn
2015014209
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Part of our lives : a people's history of the American public library, Wayne A. Wiegand
Publication
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction -- 1. 'Improv'd the General Conversation of Americans': Social Libraries Before 1854 -- 2. For 'Plain People': The American Public Library,1854-1876 -- 3. 'The Best Reading for the Greatest Number at the least Cost': 1876-1893 -- 4. 'The Liberty to Read What They Will and When': 1893-1917 -- 5. 'Habitations on a Literary Map:' 1917-1929 -- 6. 'One Island of Refuge': 1929-1945 -- 7. 'Winning the Battles of Daily Life': 1945-1964 -- 8. 'An Individual Meaningto Each User': 1964-1980 -- 9. 'Library Paste is a Precious Part of Social Glue': 1980-2000 -- Epilogue. 2000-Present
Control code
BK0016947934
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
331 p.
Isbn
9780190248000
Lccn
2015014209
Other physical details
ill.

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