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Patricia b wallace (phd iowa) is professor of english at vassar college she is a contributing editor of the columbia history of american poetry her essays and poems have appeared in such journals as the kenyon review, the sewanee review, melus and pen america she has been a recipient of fellowships from. The literature on the history of libraries may provide the best access to this social history see michael harris studies of book production and distribution in america are summarized in the essays collected in needs and rose, ' rereading the english common reader: a preface to a history of audiences,' journal of the.