The Origin and History of the New York Employing Printers' Association: The Evolution of a Trade Association

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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INTRODUCTION: The scope and methods of the study 9
CHAPTER I

The Colonial Period, 1693-1781. Bradford and the first press. Rise of competitors. The first newspapers. Activities of the period as reflected in the lives of typical printers: Rivington and Gaine 15

CHAPTER II

The period of nationalism and expansion, 1781-1833. General condition in New York City. Introduction of the iron press and other inventions. Periodical and book trade. Copyright. Tariff. Early organizations of printers. Employers. Journeymen 22

CHAPTER III

The first period of industrialization, 1833-1850. The introduction of machinery and its economic effects. General conditions. Labor organizations of the period 39

CHAPTER IV

The second period of industrialization, 1850-1873. The organization of journeymen in a Typographical Union, later No. 6 of the International Union. The part played by Horace Greeley. The various strikes. The public discussion of labor principles and practice; the views expressed by Greeley47

CHAPTER V

Continuation of history of period from 1850-1873. The founding of the Typothetae of New York City. Purpose, interests and accomplishments of the society. Influence of Theodore L. De Vinne. Price lists. Labor policy, as evinced in strike of 1869. Disruption in 1873. Pamphlet of 187661

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Table of contents

  • Title Page 3
  • Preface 5
  • Table of Contents 7
  • Introduction - A History of the Organization of Employing Printers in New York City 9
  • Chapter II 22
  • Chapter III 39
  • Chapter IV 47
  • Chapter V 61
  • Chapter VI 71
  • Chapter VIII 109
  • Appendix - Sections from the Contracts for Book and Job Officers 127
  • Bibliography 133
  • Index 137
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