After the War

The Press in a Changing America, 1865–1900
Author: David B. Sachsman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351295063
Category: History
Page: 386
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After the War presents a panoramic view of social, political, and economic change in post-Civil War America by examining its journalism, from coverage of politics and Reconstruction to sensational reporting and images of the American people. The changes in America during this time were so dramatic that they transformed the social structure of the country and the nature of journalism. By the 1870s and 1880s, new kinds of daily newspapers had developed. New Journalism eventually gave rise to Yellow Journalism, resulting in big-city newspapers that were increasingly sensationalistic, entertaining, and designed to attract everyone. The images of the nation’s people as seen through journalistic eyes, from coverage of immigrants to stories about African American "Black fiends" and Native American "savages," tell a vibrant story that will engage scholars and students of history, journalism, and media studies.?

The Gilded Age Press, 1865-1900


Author: Ted Curtis Smythe
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: 9780313300806
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 240
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Evaluates the American newspaper industry's transformation from political party organ to independent new business.

Partisans of the Southern Press

Editorial Spokesmen of the Nineteenth Century
Author: Carl R. Osthaus
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813161401
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 288
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Carl R. Osthaus examines the southern contribution to American Press history, from Thomas Ritchie's mastery of sectional politics and the New Orleans Picayune's popular voice and use of local color, to the emergence of progressive New South editors Henry Watterson, Francis Dawson, and Henry Grady, who imitated, as far as possible, the New Journalism of the 1880s. Unlike black and reform editors who spoke for minorities and the poor, the South's mainstream editors of the nineteenth century advanced the interests of the elite and helped create the myth of southern unity. The southern press diverged from national standards in the years of sectionalism, Civil War, and Reconstruction. Addicted to editorial diatribes rather than to news gathering, these southern editors of the middle period were violent, partisan, and vindictive. They exemplified and defended freedom of the press, but the South's press was free only because southern society was closed. This work broadens our understanding of journalism of the South, while making a valuable contribution to southern history.

Encyclopedia of American Journalism


Author: Stephen L. Vaughn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135880204
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 664
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The Encyclopedia of American Journalism explores the distinctions found in print media, radio, television, and the internet. This work seeks to document the role of these different forms of journalism in the formation of America's understanding and reaction to political campaigns, war, peace, protest, slavery, consumer rights, civil rights, immigration, unionism, feminism, environmentalism, globalization, and more. This work also explores the intersections between journalism and other phenomena in American Society, such as law, crime, business, and consumption. The evolution of journalism's ethical standards is discussed, as well as the important libel and defamation trials that have influenced journalistic practice, its legal protection, and legal responsibilities. Topics covered include: Associations and Organizations; Historical Overview and Practice; Individuals; Journalism in American History; Laws, Acts, and Legislation; Print, Broadcast, Newsgroups, and Corporations; Technologies.

Perceptions of the Press in Nineteenth-Century British Periodicals

A Bibliography
Author: E. M. Palmegiano
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 9781843317562
Category: Reference
Page: 712
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This annotated bibliography of nineteenth-century British periodicals, complete with a detailed subject index, reveals how Victorian commentaries on journalism shaped the discourse on the origins and contemporary character of the domestic, imperial and foreign press. Drawn from a wide range of publications representing diverse political, economic, religious, social and literary views, this book contains over 4,500 entries, and features extracts from over forty nineteenth-century periodicals. The articles cataloged offer a thorough and influential analysis of their journalistic milieu, presenting statistics on sales and descriptions of advertising, passing judgment on space allocations, pinpointing different readerships, and identifying individuals who engaged with the press either exclusively or occasionally. Most importantly, the bibliography demonstrates that columnists routinely articulated ideas about the purpose of the press, yet rarely recognized the illogic of prioritizing public good and private profit simultaneously, thus highlighting implicitly a universal characteristic of journalism: its fractious, ambiguous, conflicting behavior.

An Army of Lions

The Civil Rights Struggle Before the NAACP
Author: Shawn Leigh Alexander
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 081222244X
Category: History
Page: 408
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In January 1890, journalist T. Thomas Fortune stood before a delegation of African American activists in Chicago and declared, "We know our rights and have the courage to defend them," as together they formed the Afro-American League, the nation's first national civil rights organization. Over the next two decades, Fortune and his fellow activists organized, agitated, and, in the process, created the foundation for the modern civil rights movement. An Army of Lions: The Civil Rights Struggle Before the NAACP traces the history of this first generation of activists and the organizations they formed to give the most comprehensive account of black America's struggle for civil rights from the end of Reconstruction to the formation of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1909. Here a host of leaders neglected by posterity—Bishop Alexander Walters, Mary Church Terrell, Jesse Lawson, Lewis G. Jordan, Kelly Miller, George H. White, Frederick McGhee, Archibald Grimké—worked alongside the more familiar figures of Ida B. Wells-Barnett, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Booker T. Washington, who are viewed through a fresh lens. As Jim Crow curtailed modes of political protest and legal redress, members of the Afro-American League and the organizations that formed in its wake—including the Afro-American Council, the Niagara Movement, the Constitution League, and the Committee of Twelve—used propaganda, moral suasion, boycotts, lobbying, electoral office, and the courts, as well as the call for self-defense, to end disfranchisement, segregation, and racial violence. In the process, the League and the organizations it spawned provided the ideological and strategic blueprint of the NAACP and the struggle for civil rights in the twentieth century, demonstrating that there was significant and effective agitation during "the age of accommodation."

Inside the media


Author: Conrad C. Fink
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780801302572
Category: Social Science
Page: 398
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From the Old Diplomacy to the New

1865 - 1900
Author: Robert L. Beisner
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 195
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Historians have long argued about the nature of the changes that occurred in American foreign policy at the turn of the century, and whether those changes represented an abrupt break from the past or the culmination of long-term trends. Beisner addresses these issues by recasting the questions involved, and synthesizes the most useful contributions of both traditional and revisionist historians. From the Old Diplomacy to the New reinterprets the entire period as one in which American foreign policy underwent a fundamental paradigm shift that affected the goals and methods of diplomacy. A commitment to systematic policy and a determination to promote American interests in a dangerous world characterized the "new diplomacy."

Mass Media/mass Culture

An Introduction
Author: James Ross Wilson,Stan Le Roy Wilson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
ISBN: N.A
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 458
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An overview of the effects of mass media on culture

Term Paper Resource Guide to Nineteenth-century U.S. History


Author: Kathleen W. Craver
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313348105
Category: History
Page: 407
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Presents one hundred topics for term papers in the field of nineteenth-century United States history, including Native Americans, slavery and emancipation, women's rights, and Hispanic history.

The United States, 1865-1900

A Survey of Current Literature with Abstracts of Unpublished Dissertations
Author: Curtis Wiswell Garrison
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Dissertations, Academic
Page: N.A
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America, history and life


Author: American Bibliographical Center,EBSCO Publishing (Firm)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: United States
Page: N.A
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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.

The Partisan Press

A History of Media Bias in the United States
Author: Si Sheppard
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786432820
Category: History
Page: 376
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Illustrates how media bias has built political parties, set the stage for several wars, and even contributed to the rise and fall of many US presidents.

The American Past: A Survey of American History, Volume II: Since 1865


Author: Joseph R. Conlin
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 113394664X
Category: History
Page: 552
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America's past is full of politics as well as personal stories. That's why Conlin's THE AMERICAN PAST: A SURVEY OF AMERICAN HISTORY teaches history the way it happened: real people with real stories. Through short narratives from political figures' lives, you'll discover how our nation grew from a colonial project to an international superpower. Along the way, you'll find the human dimension emphasized with the stories of men and women of different regional, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds described in colorful detail. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.