The WPHP Monthly Mercury

Women in the Imprints

July 15, 2020 Season 1 Episode 2
The WPHP Monthly Mercury
Women in the Imprints
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The WPHP Monthly Mercury
Women in the Imprints
Jul 15, 2020 Season 1 Episode 2

In Episode 2: Women in the Imprints, follow Kate and Kandice through the labyrinthine labour that goes into discovering female-run firms: the women who were publishers, printers, and booksellers. Starting with the discovery of Ann Sancho, a Black bookseller in London (the only Black woman in the book trades we know of thus far), this episode shares the joys and the frustrations of discovering and recovering the women who worked in the book trades in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries for the Women’s Print History Project.

If you’re interested in learning more about this topic, we’ve posted a list of resources and suggestions for further reading on the WPHP site.

Show Notes

In Episode 2: Women in the Imprints, follow Kate and Kandice through the labyrinthine labour that goes into discovering female-run firms: the women who were publishers, printers, and booksellers. Starting with the discovery of Ann Sancho, a Black bookseller in London (the only Black woman in the book trades we know of thus far), this episode shares the joys and the frustrations of discovering and recovering the women who worked in the book trades in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries for the Women’s Print History Project.

If you’re interested in learning more about this topic, we’ve posted a list of resources and suggestions for further reading on the WPHP site.