Creating An Empire in Children's Book Publishing, 1919-1939

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The most comprehensive account of the women who, as librarians, editors, and founders of the Horn Book, shaped the modern children's book industry between 1919 and 1939. The lives of Anne Carroll Moore, Alice Jordan, Louise Seaman Bechtel, May Massee, Bertha Mahony Miller, and Elinor Whitney Field open up for readers the world of female professionalization. What emerges is a vivid illustration of some of the cultural debates of the time, including concerns about "good reading" for children and about women's negotiations between domesticity and participation in the paid labor force and the costs and payoffs of professional life.

Published in collaboration among the University of Wisconsin Press, the Center for the History of Print Culture in Modern America (a joint program of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Wisconsin Historical Society), and the University of Wisconsin-Madison General Library System Office of Scholarly Communication.

Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, c2006
ISBN: 9780299217938
Characteristics: x, 211 p. : ports. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: NetLibrary, Inc
Alternative Title: Book women


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