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WARDE, Mirian Jorge. The industrialization of publishing houses and schoolbooks in the usa (from the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century). Educ. Soc. [online]. 2011, vol.32, n.114, pp.121-135. ISSN 0101-7330.

This paper examines the establishment of the textbook industry in the United States from the third decade of the nineteenth century on. In the 1920s, publishers based in New York and Boston were already able to edit different types of textbooks and booklets for child amusement, and sell them in the farthest regions of the country, for which they took the initiative to deploy full time staff. At the end of that decade, the production process was improved by the organization and training of teams specialized in writing schoolbooks. In the wake of those first publishing houses, others settled and became national and international powers. They played a decisive role in the Americanization of the huge waves of immigrants who arrived in that country since the mid-nineteenth century as well as of the people submitted to the usa military or economic control.

Keywords : Schoolbook; Publishing house; Publisher; Industrialization; United States.

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