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Arsenals of a democratic culture a social history of the American public library movement in New Englandand the middle states from 1850 to 1900 by Sidney Herbert Ditzion

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Published by American Library Association in Chicago .
Written in English


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Statementby S. Ditzion.
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Open LibraryOL20396424M

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Add tags for "Arsenals of a democratic culture, a social history of the American public library movement in New England and the Middle States from to ,". Be the first. Similar Items. Cited in Sidney Ditzion, Arsenals of a Democratic Culture, (Chicago, IL: ALA, ): p. 75– “Contemporary political theorists continue this type of thinking about democracy by arguing that the development of “public judgment” among regular citizens should be made the central concern of modern politics. "Wiegand challenges conventional interpretations of the role of public libraries in the community as 'arsenals of a democratic culture,' asserting instead that libraries served as 'uniquely negotiated cultural centers' that reinforced social cohesion, values, and taste at the local level.   The title to The Arsenal of Democracy is a bit misleading as it seems to imply that the book is about the war production effort in general, when really it focuses narrowly on Ford. The subtitle is also misleading, in that it seems to imply the book will be about FDR, which it is Between The Arsenal of Democracy and Go Like Hell, A.J. Baime has /5.

The Friends of the New Hanover County Public Library is a non-profit organization with hundreds of members. We celebrate 42 years of advocacy for, support of, and service to our local public library because "libraries are essential to the functioning of a democratic society and are the great symbols of the freedom of the mind."*. racy. In , Sidney Ditzion published Arsenals of a Democratic Culture (ALA), which was among the first books to address the foundations of the rela-tionship between libraries and democracy. Almost fifty years later, Arthur Hafner included a chapter on democratic ideals in his book Democracy and the Public Library (Greenwood, ). The book offers a wide-ranging narrative of what happened in one part of the world, but because its scope is restricted by its reliance on the outdated notion of the West, the full story of today. Until the early s, library historians tended to see public libraries in the U.S. as "Arsenals of a Democratic Culture," as Sidney Ditzion's book title put it, whose founders and administrators were fueled by a humanitarian concern for the underprivileged.