¶ 1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Stamping American Memory is a digital publication project written and developed by Sheila A. Brennan and published together with University of Michigan Press’s Digital Culture Books.
¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 This site contains the current draft and is open for peer review completed in July 2014, when I collected commentary on my arguments, sources, chapter organization, and relationship to other scholarship in the field. Historians, philatelists, and postal enthusiasts are welcome to discuss in this space.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Revisions based on this open peer review and blind peer review were combined into this revised version, completed in August 2016: http://stampingamericanmemory.org/revisions/.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 An open access version, with a CC-BY-NC license, will always be available even when edited hard copies and e-books are available for purchase from University of Michigan Press.
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Stamping American Memory is published using the WordPress platform together with the CommentCore suite of addons, developed by the Institute for the Future of the Book. With CommentPress, readers may comment on each paragraph, and have conversations in that space. Since images are important pieces of evidence, I added images as their own paragraphs so that readers may discuss them. I included some images as illustrations that are nestled the text, rather than living within their own paragraph, <p>, tags. By designating images on equal standing as text within this platform, I am encouraging discussion of these images as cultural texts, and visual culture worth analyzing.