The Chicago World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, with its incongruous mix of classical architecture, farm machinery, torpedo ships, ragtime, and carnival rides, attracted over twenty-seven million visitors. The possibilities explored in this issue of Libraries & Culture are themes of traditional interest to scholars of women's studies and print culture: the participation of women in the public sphere via writing and publication, and the synergistic coming together of women writers, publishers, and readers with nineteenth-century advances in the production and distribution of printed materials to reflect and/or shape cultural values.
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""The Woman's Building Library of the World's Columbian Exposition, 1893.""Please download to view full document