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The first book published in the American colonies was the Bay Psalm Book published at Harvard in 1640. However, in the American colonies book publishing was slow to develop, mainly because of British restrictions, until political dissent and the ideas of the revolution stimulated publishing.
By the 1840s there was an increase in publishing because industrialization required a literate work force andmanagers to manage them and public school education became mandatory. It started in Massachusetts in 1834. This led to an increase in literacy.
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