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Sympathy, madness, and crime : how four nineteenth-century journalists made the newspaper women's business

Author: Karen Roggenkamp; Kent State University. Press,
Publisher: Kent, Ohio : The Kent State University Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In one of her escapades as a reporter for Joseph Pulitzer's New York World, the renowned Nellie Bly feigned insanity in 1889 and slipped, undercover, behind the grim walls of Blackwell's Island mental asylum. She emerged ten days later with a vivid tale about life in a madhouse. Her asylum articles merged sympathy and sensationalism, highlighting a developing professional identity--that of the American  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
True crime literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Roggenkamp, Karen, 1969-
Sympathy, madness, and crime.
Kent, Ohio : The Kent State University Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2016014950
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Roggenkamp; Kent State University. Press,
ISBN: 9781606352878 1606352873
OCLC Number: 935194538
Description: xii, 168 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Sympathy and the American newspaper woman --
Representing institutions: asylums and prisons in American periodicals --
Scenes of sympathy in Margaret Fuller's New-York Tribune reportage --
Entering unceremoniously: Fanny Fern, sympathy, and tales of confinement --
Making a spectacle of herself: Nellie Bly, stunt reporting, and marketed sympathy --
Sympathy and sensation: Elizabeth Jordan, Lizzie Borden, and the female reporter in the late nineteenth-century --
Afterword.
Other Titles: How four nineteenth-century journalists made the newspaper women's business
Responsibility: Karen Roggenkamp.

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Explores how, in writing about insane asylums, the mentally ill, prisons, and criminals, women journalists in the late nineteeenth century deployed a gendered sympathetic language to excavate a  Read more...

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