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“A Flame in the District”: The Organization of Protest against Territorial Government in Orleans

Julien Vernet

in Strangers on Their Native Soil: Opposition to United States' Governance in Louisiana's Orleans Territory, 1803-1809

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037535
eISBN:
9781621039310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037535.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes several events including Governor Claiborne’s efforts to convince Louisianans to look favorably towards the change of government; the expansion of protests against the ... More


“A Lone, Lone Spot in the Far Southern Seas”: The Irish Race in Australia, 1848–1855

Cian T. McMahon

in Global Dimensions of Irish Identity: Race, Nation, and the Popular Press, 1840-1880

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620107
eISBN:
9781469620121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620107.003.0003
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter examines Irish racial discourse in the Australian colonies during the five years that the Young Irelanders spent there as “state prisoners.” Juxtaposing the private and public writings ... More


“A Press That Speaks Its Opinions Frankly and Openly and Fearlessly”: The Contentious Relationship between the Democratic Press and the Party in the Antebellum North

Matthew Isham

in This Distracted and Anarchical People: New Answers for Old Questions about the Civil War-Era North

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823245680
eISBN:
9780823252664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245680.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the function of partisan newspapers in the antebellum political system in the North, where the partisan press was most extensive. Partisan newspapers performed important tasks ... More


“A Work of Difficulty”: Communication Networks, Newspapers, and the Common Cause

Robert G. Parkinson

in The Common Cause: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469626635
eISBN:
9781469628103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626635.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the strategies that patriot leaders developed to cement the fragile intercolonial union together, i.e., organizing a post office and forming committees of correspondence. It ... More


“Abandon’d Wretches”: Rethinking The War on Pirates, 1713–1740

Mark G. Hanna

in Pirate Nests and the Rise of the British Empire, 1570-1740

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469617947
eISBN:
9781469617961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617947.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the so-called “War on Pirates,” the period roughly between 1716 and 1726, and the factors that led to the downfall of piracy in English colonies. For generations, the English ... More


The Abeng Newspaper and the Radical Politics of Postcolonial Blackness

Anthony Bogues

in Black Power in the Caribbean

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049090
eISBN:
9780813046693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049090.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the Abeng newspaper in Jamaica as part of a radical political moment in the history of post-independence Jamaica. It sets the emergence of Abeng and the Jamaican Black Power ... More


“Absolute Hell”: The Western Front in 1914

Terri Blom Crocker

in The Christmas Truce: Myth, Memory, and the First World War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166155
eISBN:
9780813166650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166155.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter sets the scene for the Christmas truce by examining the letters British soldiers wrote home during the first winter of the war, which included forthright descriptions of the horrors of ... More


Abstracting and De-Racializing Diversity: The Articulation of Diversity in the Post-Race Era

Rona Tamiko Halualani

in Critical Rhetorics of Race

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762226
eISBN:
9780814765296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762226.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This concluding chapter argues that regional newspaper stories in Silicon Valley, California, create the appearance of a raceless society, strengthening legislative efforts in California to eliminate ... More


Accidents in the News

Paul Fyfe

in By Accident or Design: Writing the Victorian Metropolis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198732334
eISBN:
9780191796678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732334.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The Victorian newspaper press capitalized on and contributed to what seemed to be an increase of accidents of all kinds. This chapter surveys the range of accidents preoccupying the Victorian press ... More


After census night: Clemence's resistance, Asquith's betrayal

Jill Liddington

in Vanishing for the vote: Suffrage, citizenship and the battle for the census

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719087486
eISBN:
9781781707012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087486.003.0017
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Tabloid newspapers now splashed photographs of census evaders over their front pages. Tuesday's Daily Sketch even depicted slumbering bodies inside Manchester's ‘Census Lodge’. The broadsheets looked ... More


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