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Felsenstein, The “What Middletown Read” Database as an On-Line Resource for Gauging Readership Trends in Late Nineteenth-Century America: J.T. Trowbridge’s The Tinkham Brothers’ Tide-Mill as Exemplar

FRANK FELSENSTEIN  The paper utilizes What Middletown Read, an NEH-funded database, as a medium to track socio-economic patterns of popular readership during the 1890s, America’s so-called Gilded Age. The 175,000 borrowing records of the Muncie Public Library in Indiana, the main source of the…