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Crying the news : a history of America's newsboys

Author: Vincent DiGirolamo
Publisher: New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, [2019]
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vincent DiGirolamo
ISBN: 9780195320251 0195320255 0199717729 9780199717729
OCLC Number: 1051777704
Description: xii, 698 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: echoes down the alleys of history --
Part one: Children of the penny, 1833-1865 --
Rising with the sun --
Voice of young America --
Johnny morrow and the dangerous classes --
Battle cries --
Part two: Children of the breach, 1866-1899 --
Disorder in the air --
Riding the wanderlust express --
Rumblings in the west --
Press philanthropy and the politics of want --
Yelling the yellows --
Part three: Children of the state, 1900-1940 --
Bitter cry of progress --
Sidewalks of struggle --
Call to service --
Roar of the tabloids --
Son of the forgotten man --
Conclusion: the thump on lost porches.
Responsibility: Vincent DiGirolamo.

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Traditionally a stock figure in American history and culture, the newsboy finally sheds his (and her) picaresque, picturesque, and marginal status in Vincent DiGirolamo's comprehensive and revelatory Read more...

 
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