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Sloan has undertaken to fill a long-standing gap in the study of journalism history. He has compiled a comprehensive annotated bibliography of works pertaining to United States journalism history from colonial to contemporary times. Some 2,600 separate entries provide information on dissertations, articles, monographs, books and reference materials published between 1810 and 1988. . . . Overall this is a useful, stimulating volume that pulls together a diverse collection of materials. It should enrich the ...

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Overview

Sloan has undertaken to fill a long-standing gap in the study of journalism history. He has compiled a comprehensive annotated bibliography of works pertaining to United States journalism history from colonial to contemporary times. Some 2,600 separate entries provide information on dissertations, articles, monographs, books and reference materials published between 1810 and 1988. . . . Overall this is a useful, stimulating volume that pulls together a diverse collection of materials. It should enrich the teaching and writing of journalism history. American Journalism

The history of the American news media has been a popular subject with journalists, popular writers, and historians since the early years of the Republic, and it continues to attract widespread interest. Until now, however, no complete bibliography of these historical materials has been available. This comprehensive work provides access to the existing literature on all types of journalism from newspapers to television.

In his introduction, Sloan reviews the different approaches to journalism history that have characterized writing in the field. The bibliography is divided by historical period and general theme into 16 sections. Carefully annotated, it presents concise summaries and bibliographic information for some 2,600 articles, books, research guides, and reference works published between 1810 and 1988. More than 100 journals are included. Cross-referencing and a detailed index will help the reader locate materials on specific topics as well as those with wider application. An invaluable tool for historians and other scholars engaged in research, this book will also serve as a useful reference for courses in mass communications and the history of journalism.

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Library Journal
This reference is for the serious journalism historian. It includes 2,657 annotated citations from books (including most but not all of the better-known favorites), journals (from 201 academic periodicals), and some Ph.D. disserations. The data is divided into 13 time periods from 1690 to 1989, and there is a special chapter for broadcasting. This is a useful tool for media research collections and the first such comphrehensive compilation to include journal articles. The standard reference, Warren C. Price and Calder Picket's An Annotated Journalism Bibliography ( LJ 11/15/70) sticks to books and includes nonhistory material. A much-needed update, with one drawback: no author index.-- Abraham Z. Bass, Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb
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Provides access to the existing literature on all types of journalism from newspapers to television. The bibliography is divided into 16 sections by historical period and general theme. Presents concise summaries and information for some 2,600 articles, books, research guides and reference works published between 1810 and 1988. More than 100 journals are included. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Meet the Author

Wm. DAVID SLOAN is Associate Professor of Journalism at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

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Table of Contents

General History of Journalism, 1690-Present

The Colonial Press, 1690-1765

The Revolutionary Press, 1765-1783

The Party Press, 1783-1833

Freedom of the Press, 1690-1800

The Penny Press, 1833-1860

The Antebellum and Civil War Press, 1820-1865

The Press of the Industrial Age, 1865-1883

The Age of New Journalism, 1883-1900

Frontier and Regional Journalism, 1800-1900

The Emergence of Modern Journalism, 1900-1945

The Press and the Age of Reform, 1900-1917

The Media and National Crises, 1917-1945

Broadcasting, 1920-Present

The Contemporary Media, 1945-Present

Research Guides and Reference Works

Bibliography

Index

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