Conclusion & the Future of Reading


rom colonial times until the Civil War, America was full of readers.  They read in their homes, in taverns, and in private libraries, and when technology was sufficiently advanced, they read everywhere that print was provided.  These men, women, and children all helped pave the way for the reading Republic we see today.  Although it is beyond the scope of this exhibition, understanding the who, what, when, where, and why of reading practices today, with all the technological changes that are under way (the so-called third revolution) remains a vitally important endeavor for the future of our nation and of the world at large.   

















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