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The New Mass Media

David Paul Nord

in Faith in Reading

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780195173116
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835683 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195173112.003.0005

Series: Religion in America

 The New Mass Media

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This chapter describes the growth of the great national, non-profit religious publishing societies during the second and third decades of the 19th century. It focuses on the American Bible Society, the American Tract Society, and the American Sunday School Union. These societies were innovators in modern printing technologies and distribution strategies, but remained true to the overriding goal of charity publishing.

Keywords: religious publishing; American Bible Society; American Tract Society; American Sunday School Union

Chapter.  12475 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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