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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
027.473
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
Z731
LC item number
.W734 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Part of our lives : a people's history of the American public library, Wayne A. Wiegand
Publication
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • SEEKONK-PL
  • PEMBROKE
  • DART-SOUTH
  • NORFOLK-PL
  • EBWATER
  • TAUNTON
  • MATTAPOIS
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 Meaning to Each User': 1964-1980 -- 9. 'Library Paste is a Precious Part of Social Glue': 1980-2000 -- Epilogue. 2000-Present
Control code
sky275320740
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
331 pages
Isbn
9780190248000
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015014209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u2073766
System control number
i9780190248000

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