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Sensationalism : murder, mayhem, mudslinging, scandals, and disasters in 19th-century reporting

Author: David B Sachsman; David W Bulla
Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey : Transaction Publishers, [2013]
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David B Sachsman; David W Bulla
ISBN: 9781412851718 1412851718
OCLC Number: 823927328
Description: xxxiv, 391 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / David W. Bulla and David B. Sachsman --
The Many Faces of Sensationalism. Yellow Journalism: Why So Maligned and Misunderstood? / W. Joseph Campbell --
"Alarming Intelligence": Sensationalism in Newspapers after the Raids at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, and St. Albans, Vermont / Brian Gabrial --
What H.G. Knows About-: Cartoonist Thomas Nast's 1872 Crusade Against Presidential Candidate Horace Greeley / Jennifer E. Moore, William E. Huntzicker, and Hazel Dicken-Garcia --
Publishing Violence as Art and News: Sensational Prints and Pictures in the 19th Century Press / Gregory A. Borchard, Stephen Bates, and Lawrence J. Mullen --
Sensational Journalism in the mid-19th Century / David W. Bulla and Heather R. Haley --
Mudslinging, Muckraking, Scandals, and Yellow Journalism. "Despicable journalism": sensationalism and the American presidency in the 19th century / Crompton Burton --
Naughty Seeds of Sensationalism: Gossip and Celebrity in 19th Century Reporting / Jack Breslin --
"Ours Has Been No Pleasing Task": Sensationalism in Frank Leslie's Campaign Against Swill Milk / Jennifer E. Moore --
Anglophobia as Art: Free Trade and Protection in Grover Cleveland Political Cartoons / Harlen Makemson --
Cuba's "Hot Little Rebel" and Spain's "Criminal Fugitive": The Prison Escape of Evangelina Cisneros in 1897 / Carol Wilcox --
Inheritors of a Sentimental Mantle: The 19th Century Roots of Progressive Era Muckraking / Jessica Dorman --
Murder, Mayhem, Stunts, Hoaxes, and Disasters. "STILL ANOTHER HORROR"? Religion and Death in 19th Century American Newspapers / Les Sillars --
Sex, Sin, and Sensation: Two Major Crime Stories in Antebellum New York / William E. Huntzicker --
In Defense of Vespertilio-homo: Finding the Truth in the 1835 Moon Hoax / James Eric Black --
Pushing the Boundaries of Propriety: the Rise of the Penny Press, Flash Papers, and Illustrated Newspapers / William E. Huntzicker --
New York Times Accident Stories: Sensational Coverage Warns of Consequences / Paulette D. Kilmer --
Nellie Bly: Flying in the Face of Tradition / Dianne Bragg --
Nineteenth Century Ship Captains in Reality and Mythos: The Role of Disaster Stories in Defining Seafaring Heroes / Paulette D. Kilmer --
Hatred. The Making of a "Scoundrel": Brigham Young and the Sensationalist Press, 1855-1860 / Katrina J. Quinn --
Marches, Massacres, and Mayhem In the Civil War Period: Did Sensational News Always Lead to Sensationalized Reporting? / Debra Reddin van Tuyll --
"Lawless Louisiana": New Orleans Newspapers, Race, and the Battle of Liberty Place / Nancy McKenzie Dupont.
Responsibility: David B. Sachsman and David W. Bulla, editors.

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