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Becoming the Second City Chicago's Mass News Media, 1833-1898

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ISBN-10: 0252077857

ISBN-13: 9780252077852

Edition: 2010

Authors: Richard Junger

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Becoming the Second Cityexamines the development of Chicago's press and analyzes coverage of key events in its history to call attention to the media's impact in shaping the city's cultural and historical landscape. In concise, extensively documented prose, Richard Junger illustrates how nineteenth-century newspapers acted as accelerants that boosted the growth of Chicago in its early history by continually making and remaking the city's public image as the nation's populous "Second City." Highlighting the newspaper industry's involvement in the business and social life of Chicago, Junger casts newspaper editors and reporters as critical intermediaries between the elite and the larger public and revisits key events and issues including the Haymarket Square bombing, the 1871 fire, the Pullman Strike, and the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893. A former news reporter, Richard Junger is an associate professor of communication and English at Western Michigan University and the author ofThe Journalist as Reformer: Henry Demarest Lloyd and Wealth Against Commonwealth.
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Book details

List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 11/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

From Zero to 29,963 in Just Fifty-five Years
"Chicago is the Head-Centre, the Mecca, of All Creation"
The Victory over St. Louis
Chicago Radicalism, Nineteenth-Century Style
The Beauty
Second City