The printed image and the transformation of popular culture, 1790-1860

  title={The printed image and the transformation of popular culture, 1790-1860},
  author={Patricia J. Anderson},
Patricia Anderson advances the challenging central argument that an essentially modern mass culture had begun to develop as early as 1840. Between 1790 and 1860 the widening dissemination of print led to the transformation and unprecedented expansion of popular cultural experience; and from the centre of this transformed culture there emerged a mass culture. The new culture's hallmark was its pictorial character. Patricia Anderson interprets a range of under-used or neglected sources, focusing… 
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