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Bussel, Alan 1941-1975

Works: 5 works in 8 publications in 1 language and 14 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alan Bussel
Bohemians & professionals : essays on nineteenth-century American journalism by Alan Bussel( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Press-Scimitar and E.H. Crump, 1932-1948 by Alan Bussel( )

3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Technological Guide to the Suburbs: "Country Life in America." by Alan Bussel( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In November 1901, "Country Life in America," an illustrated monthly magazine aimed at readers interested in suburban living, was introduced to the public. Although initially intended for the rural population, it soon concentrated its appeal on city folks who had the disposable income to purchase the automobiles and other products of the technological age that were advertised in the magazine's pages. For city people who dreamed of suburban homes but were reluctant to forego the comforts of the city, "Country Life in America" offered an outlet to rural life. For those with the capital to make their dreams come true, the magazine provided a wishbook and a guide. "Country Life" ceased publication in 1942 after a profitable period as a magazine that appealed to and reflected popular culture values during the time when technology was introduced to the public on a mass basis. (Rb)
In Defense of Freedom: Horace L. Traubel and the "Conservator." by Alan Bussel( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Philadelphia poet and journalist Horace L. Traubel's work as biographer of Walt Whitman has overshadowed his role as crusading editor. Traubel (1858-1919) devoted 30 years to publishing the "Conservator," a monthly newspaper that reflected its editor's idiosyncratic philosophy and crusaded persistently for libertarian principles. He made the "Conservator" a champion of academic and artistic freedom and attacked those who sought to constrain liberties. Although the "Conservator" had a limited circulation, its readers--and Traubel's followers--included a number of noteworthy individuals. Among them were Socialist leader Eugene V. Debs, soap magnate and reformer Joseph Fels, iconoclastic lecturer Robert G. Ingersoll, and William E. Walling, the reformer who helped found the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Traubel and the "Conservator" deserve recognition for their contributions to the tradition of dissent in America. (Author/RB)
The Sunny South: A Gilded Age Publishing Phenomenon by Alan Bussel( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This document analyzes the South's most successful version of a Gilded Age reading favorite, the "Sunny South" story magazine, published by John Henry Seals and edited by Mary Edwards Bryan, in terms of its economic growth and development, article and short story content, and editorial policy. The history of the magazine is traced over a period of years from its inception in 1874 to its eventual sale to the "Atlanta Constitution" in 1893, and the development of the "Sunny South" is examined in terms of national, regional, and local contexts. This document also examines the personalities of the editor and publisher as they reflect editorial and content policies, specifically analyzing the magazine's conservative editorial remarks about Mormonism in contrast to a progressive approach toward women's rights and liberties. The document concludes with a brief summary about the editor and publisher. (Rb)
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