Beyond the Lines: Pictorial Reporting, Everyday Life, and the Crisis of Gilded Age America / Edition 1

Beyond the Lines: Pictorial Reporting, Everyday Life, and the Crisis of Gilded Age America / Edition 1

by Joshua Brown
     
 

Today video clips and photojournalism dominate our news sources, but in the second half of the nineteenth century, the pictorial newspaper brought events and personalities alive for a hungry public. In this wonderfully illustrated book, Joshua Brown shows that the wood engravings in the illustrated newspapers of Gilded Age America were more than quaint predecessors to… See more details below

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Today video clips and photojournalism dominate our news sources, but in the second half of the nineteenth century, the pictorial newspaper brought events and personalities alive for a hungry public. In this wonderfully illustrated book, Joshua Brown shows that the wood engravings in the illustrated newspapers of Gilded Age America were more than quaint predecessors to our own sophisticated media. As he tells the history and traces the influence of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, with relevant asides on Harper's Weekly, the New York Daily Graphic and others, Brown recaptures the complexity and richness of pictorial reporting. He finds these images to be significant barometers for gauging how the general public perceived pivotal events and crises - the Civil War, Reconstruction, important labor battles, and more - and uses them as a rewarding source for understanding the era.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520248144
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
06/19/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
385
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Note on Terms
Introduction1
1Pictorial Journalism in Antebellum America7
2Illustrating the News32
3Constructing Representation, 1866-7760
4Balancing Act, 1866-77103
5Reconstructing Representation, 1866-77131
6Balancing the Unbalanceable, 1878-89170
Epilogue233
Notes244
Bibliography323
Index345

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