Dominion and Agency: Copyright and the Structuring of the by Eli MacLaren

By Eli MacLaren

The 1867 Canadian confederation introduced with it expectancies of a countrywide literature, which a emerging category of neighborhood printers was hoping to provide. Reforming copyright legislations within the imperial context proved very unlikely, and Canada grew to become a major marketplace for overseas publishers in its place. the next improvement of the supplier method of specific publisher-importers grew to become a defining function of Canadian exchange publishing for many of the 20 th century.

In Dominion and Agency, Eli MacLaren analyses the fight for copyright reform and the production of a countrywide literature utilizing formerly overlooked archival resources reminiscent of the Board of exchange Papers on the nationwide documents of the uk. A groundbreaking learn, Dominion and corporation is a crucial exploration of the criminal and monetary constructions that have been instrumental within the formation of modern day Canadian literary culture.

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