Pressing Ahead: Publishing in 19th Century Auburn

Auburn was once an epicenter of New York’s post-Revolutionary publishing industry. This original exhibit examines the earliest days of printing and the evolution of the industry through the lens of prolific authors and publishers, explores journalism, influential books and reading habits in the 19th century, and much more.

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An Introduction to Printing

A Brief Primer on Bookmaking

A Look at Auburn Publishers

Influential Books Published in Auburn:
Slave Narratives
Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman

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