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Lester J. Cappon, scholarly publishing, and the atlas of early American history, 1957-1976

Cox, RJ (2012) Lester J. Cappon, scholarly publishing, and the atlas of early American history, 1957-1976. Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 43 (3). 294 - 321. ISSN 1198-9742

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Abstract

The Atlas of Early American History: The Revolutionary Era 1760-1790, published in 1976, remains one of the lasting legacies of the US Bicentennial. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and a variety of private foundations, the publication was only incidentally a product of the celebration of the birth of a nation. The Atlas was the product of twenty years of effort by Lester J. Cappon-historian, archivist, and documentary editor-and because of his commitment to maintaining his own personal archives, we can learn more about this scholarly publishing venture than most. His rich diaries, personal papers, and Atlas archives enable us to follow the trials and tribulations of this publishing venture. We also learn that the kinds of issues facing scholarly publishing today, with a few differences (such as e-publishing), are not unique at all from those of half a century ago.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Cox, RJrjcox@pitt.eduRJCOX
Date: 1 January 2012
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Scholarly Publishing
Volume: 43
Number: 3
Page Range: 294 - 321
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.3138/jsp.43.3.294
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Library and Information Science
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1198-9742
Date Deposited: 23 May 2012 14:16
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 20:57
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12172

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