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The Body in the Reservoir: Murder and Sensationalism in the South

Michael Ayers Trotti

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831786
eISBN:
9781469604374
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899038_trotti
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Centered on a series of dramatic murders in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Richmond, Virginia, this book uses these gripping stories of crime to explore the evolution of sensationalism in ... More


Heroes of Empire: Five Charismatic Men and the Conquest of Africa

Edward Berenson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234277
eISBN:
9780520947191
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234277.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

During the decades of empire (1870–1914), legendary heroes and their astonishing deeds of conquest gave imperialism a recognizable human face. Henry Morton Stanley, Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, ... More


Rising with the Sun

Vincent DiGirolamo

in Crying the News: A History of America's Newsboys

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780195320251
eISBN:
9780190933258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195320251.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Poverty and politics spawned the emergence of newsboys in antebellum New York. The New York Sun, founded in 1833 by the radical printer Benjamin Day, was the first successful penny newspaper in the ... More


News Capital

Aurora Wallace

in Media Capital: Architecture and Communications in New York City

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037344
eISBN:
9780252094521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037344.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the first two papers of the penny press of the 1830s, the New York Sun and the New York Herald, through their transition from tiny four-sheet bulletins printed out of cramped ... More


Secularism in Antebellum America

John Lardas Modern

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226533230
eISBN:
9780226533254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226533254.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Ghosts, railroads, Sing Sing, and sex machines are just a few of the phenomena that appear in this account of religion and society in nineteenth-century America. This book uncovers surprising ... More


Sex Trafficking, Scandal, and the Transformation of Journalism, 1885–1917

Gretchen Soderlund

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226021362
eISBN:
9780226021676
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226021676.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

During the first half of the nineteenth century, the penny presses of the industrial East treated brothels as a mundane, if annoying, aspect of city life. But later in the century, reformers and ... More


Defending Amelia Norman

Julie Miller

in Cry of Murder on Broadway: A Woman's Ruin and Revenge in Old New York

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751486
eISBN:
9781501751509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751486.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter introduces Amelia Norman, a twenty-five-year-old woman that was born in New Jersey and known as a servant, seamstress, and sometime prostitute. It recounts how Amelia failed to kill ... More


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