Voices of a Nation A History of Mass Media in the United States

ISBN-10: 0205486975

ISBN-13: 9780205486977

Edition: 5th 2009

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Description: Voices of a Nation: A History of Mass Media in the United Statespresents a cultural interpretation of the history of both traditional and nontraditional media, emphasizing that minority as well as mainstream media have impacted American history.Voices of a Nationsets media history in the context of overall historical events and themes and tries to understand the role of media in a democratic society at varied historical points. Organized chronologically, the text recognizes the significant ldquo;voicesrdquo; of such non-traditional media as suffrage newspapers, ethnic newspapers, and cultural movement papers and magazines.

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Book details

List price: $205.20
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/23/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 4.114

Preface
Media in Early America
Crossing the Atlantic
Printing Revolution as a Catalyst for Social Change
Prior Restraint in England: Publishing Precedent
Licensing Challenge by Books and Newspapers
British America
Definitions of News
Diffusion of News
Publishing
A Commercial Enterprise
Conclusion
Resistance and Liberty
Resistance Personified: The Zenger Trial
Bradford as Forerunner
The New YorkJournal
The Zenger Trial
After Zenger
Colonial Resistance to Economic Policy
The Stamp Act
Economic Resistance Turns Political
The BostonGazette as Radical Rag
Letters from a Farmer: Serial Essays
Journal of Occurrences: Fact or Fiction?
News of Congress and of War
Congressional Proceedings Secret
News of War Spreads through Colonies
Declaration of Independence
Public Opinion and Freedom of Expression
Newspapers and Political Pamphlets: Relative Merits
Newspapers for a Continent
The Significance of Circulations
Recording Early History: Isaiah Thomas
Conclusion
Forming a New Nation
Constitutional Politics and the Press
The Fight for Ratification: Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists
The Bill of Rights: Congress Shall Make No Law
Enlightenment Philosophy and the Bill of Rights
Evolution of the Commercial Press
Information Demand and Developing Dailies
Political Press and National Politics
Federalist Newspapers
Jeffersonian (Republican) Newspapers
Lingering Legacy of Seditious Libel
Conclusion
Diversity in the Early Republic
Newspapers and an Informed Public
Modernization and the Postal Dilemma
Continuing Political Tradition
Foreign-Language Press and Diverse Ethnic Backgrounds
Labor Press
Native-American Press Responds to European Settlement
African-American Newspapers as a Response to White Society
Magazines
The Struggle to Circulate 000
The New-York Magazine; or, Literary Repository
The Port Folio
Book Publishing as a Challenge to Cultural Norms
Technology, Production, and Labor
Relationship to Religion and Values
Conclusion
Penny Papers in the Metropolis
Characteristics of the Penny Press
Advertising: Buyer Beware
Continuity and Change in the Early Nineteenth Century
The New York Leaders
Benjamin Day and the New YorkSun
James Gordon Bennett and the New YorkHerald
Reasons for Development
Conclusion
Media in an Expanding Nation
Expansion Unifies and Divides
Transportation and Communication
Postal Express
Technology and Communications
Telegraph: Technological and Cultural Change
Communication and the Movement Westward
Mexican War: Of Words and Images
Frontier Newspapers
Oral Culture and the Lecture Circuit
Evolution of the Penny Press
Horace Greeley and the New YorkTribune
Henry Jarvis Raymond and the New York Times
ChicagoTribune
Press Development in the Antebellum South
The RichmondEnquirer and the Southern Partisan Press
Conclusion
Communicat
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