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“We Simply Illustrate”: Sensationalizing Crime in the 1870s “Sporting” News

Amanda Frisken

in Graphic News: How Sensational Images Transformed Nineteenth-Century Journalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042980
eISBN:
9780252051838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042980.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines sexuality discourse and definitions of obscenity in print media following the Civil War. Editors of illustrated sporting weeklies, such as Frank Leslie (The Days’ Doings) and ... More


“Language More Effective than Words”: Opium Den Illustrations and Anti-Chinese Violence in the 1880s

Amanda Frisken

in Graphic News: How Sensational Images Transformed Nineteenth-Century Journalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042980
eISBN:
9780252051838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042980.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores how, in the late 1870s and early 1880s, the NationalPolice Gazette adapted its racialization of rape to characterize Chinese laborers as sexual predators. While family-based ... More


Muscle Memory: Building the Body Politic of Character in Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the National Police Gazette

James B. Salazar

in Bodies of Reform: The Rhetoric of Character in Gilded Age America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741306
eISBN:
9780814786536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741306.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes the historicizing function of muscle building in literary naturalism and the physical-culture movement of the late nineteenth century. It begins by considering Sojourner Truth's ... More


Rough Justice: Crime, Corruption, and Urban Governance

Christopher P. Wilson

in The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture: Volume Six: US Popular Print Culture 1860-1920

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199234066
eISBN:
9780191803352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199234066.003.0028
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines visions of crime and violence in American cities, along with corruption and urban governance, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. More specifically, it ... More


Labour and Popular Print Culture

Kathryn J. Oberdeck and Frank Tobias Higbie

in The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture: Volume Six: US Popular Print Culture 1860-1920

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199234066
eISBN:
9780191803352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199234066.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines the participation of the working class in various genres and forms of popular print culture in the United States in the period spanning the Civil War and the early twentieth ... More


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