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Ruth M. Elson
Finch College (New York, NY)

American Best Sellers, 1850 to the Present

To study the concepts and attitudes of books that have achieved the status of best sellers in the U.S. from 1850 to the present, hoping that this will offer some clues to the world-view of the American reading public through a substantial period of time.

Project fields:
Literature, General; U.S. History

Fellowships for University Teachers

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$18,000 (approved)
$18,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1974 – 8/31/1975