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American Media History



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AMERICAN MEDIA HISTORY is a lively, engaging text that focuses on the development of the American media and its and impact on society. Each chapter centers on the development of a particular medium. The narrative incorporates brief biographies of important media figures and primary source materials to keep students engrossed in the content.

Table of Contents

Introduction Before the American Experience
1690+1833 The Press in Early America
The Colonial Years
The Press and the Revolution
The Press and the Founding of a Nation
1833+1860 A New Politics, a New Press
A Press for the Massess
A Divided Nation, A Divided Media
The Yellow Press and the Times
Magazines, Muckraking, and Public Relations
1900+1950 Media Promises in a Technological Society
American Film
Radio and its Promises
Television: Progress and Problems
1950+Present Media Challenges in a Changing World
Advertising as a Social, Economic and Political Force
The Media and National Crises
The Internet Revolution and the Information Explosion
Annotated Bibliography
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