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Mightier Than the Sword How the News Media Have Shaped American History

ISBN-10: 0813346304
ISBN-13: 9780813346304
Edition: 3rd 2012
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Description:  In this path-breaking book, Rodger Streitmatter takes readers on a sightseeing tour of American history as influenced by the public press, visiting sixteen landmark events in US history, from the American Revolution and the civil rights movement to  More...

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Book details

List price: $38.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 12/27/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

 In this path-breaking book, Rodger Streitmatter takes readers on a sightseeing tour of American history as influenced by the public press, visiting sixteen landmark events in US history, from the American Revolution and the civil rights movement to Watergate and 9/11. These are events that stir the political imagination; but, as Streitmatter shows, they also demonstrate how American journalism, since the 1760s, has not merelyrecordedthis nation’s history but has played a role inshapingit. This book is the first of its kind. Streitmatter avoids the mind-numbing lists of names, dates, and newspaper headlines that bog down the standard journalism history textbook. Instead, he focuses on a limited number of episodes, identifying common characteristics within the news media. The third edition includes an entirely new chapter on social media and the election of Barack Obama. This edition also looks beyond traditional journalistic outlets such as newspapers and television news reports to examine the modern-day role that the Internet and its various venues play in reporting the news and shaping history. 

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Sowing the Seeds of Revolution
Abolition Turning Americas Conscience Against the Sins of Slavery
Slowing the Momentum for Women's Rights
Attacking Municipal Corruption The Tweed Ring
Journalism as Warmonger The Spanish-American War
Muckraking The Golden Age of Reform Journalism
Defying the Ku Klux Klan
Father Coughlin Fomenting Anti-Semitism via the Radio
Creating "Rosie the Riveter" Propelling the American Woman into the Workforce
Exposing Joe McCarthy Television's Finest Hour
Pushing the Civil Rights Movement onto the National Agenda
Vietnam War Bringing the Battlefield into the American Living Room
Watergate Forces the President to His Knees
Rush Limbaugh Leading the Republican Revolution
9/11 Failing the American Public
Electing an African-American President A Case Study in News Media Bias
How the News Media Have Shaped American History Focusing on the How
Notes
Bibliography
About the Book and Author
Index

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