David Pintor. SUMMER BOOKS. 2010. Ink and digital color on paper. 7.8"×11.8". Courtesy of the artist and LEER magazine, A Coruña, Spain. Book REVIEWs The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture, Volume Six: US Popular Print Culture 18601920. Edited by Christine Bold. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2012. 704 pages, $160.00. Reviewed by Tara Penry Boise State University, Idaho In this new anthology from Oxford University Press, nearly thirty international scholars explore the complex world of popular print culture in the United States between 1860 and 1920, making reference to western primary sources in their national surveys and occasionally probing western topics more closely. Like other recent studies in the field alternatively called book history or the history of print culture, US Popular Print Culture 18601920 shimmers with primary sources as compelling today as a century ago (though not always for the same reasons). It offers many authoritative and delightful points of entry for research in its capacious field. Organized into three sections, the volume begins with ten chapters on the "Forms and Technologies of Cultural Production," addressing dime novels, story papers, magazines, and the poetry of advertising, as well as postcard culture, early motion pictures, and the
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