American Journalism: 1690-1940: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

American Journalism: 1690-1940

1st Edition

Edited by Frederic Hudson, Alfred McClung Lee, Frank L. Mott


2,400 pages

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Hardback: 9780415460668
pub: 2000-10-26
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'I would rather live in a country with newspapers and without a government, than in a country with a government but without newspapers' Thomas Jeffersom

This set traces the development of American journalism from its early beginnings in the seventeenth century up until 1940. Together the books outline the enormous changes which the industry underwent, from the production techniques to journalistic practices and changes in distribution methods. As a companion work to the previously published Chapters in the History of British Journalism this set is essential for all scholars of media and communication as well as cultural and social historians . The volumes are available individually, as two-volume sets, or as a whole set.

Table of Contents

Volumes I & II Mini-set: 0-415-24142-1,

Journalism in the United States from 1690-1872 Frederic Hudson [1873]

Volumes III & IV Mini-set: 0-415-24143-X,

The Daily Newspaper in America: The Evolution of a Social Instrument Alfred McClung Lee [1937]

Volumes V & VI Mini-set: 0-415-24144-8,

American Journalism: A History of Newspapers in the United States through 250 years - 1690 to 1940 Frank Luther Mott [1941]

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies