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The Resource The coming of the frontier press : how the West was really won, Barbara Cloud ; foreword by Alan K. Simpson

The coming of the frontier press : how the West was really won, Barbara Cloud ; foreword by Alan K. Simpson

Label
The coming of the frontier press : how the West was really won
Title
The coming of the frontier press
Title remainder
how the West was really won
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Cloud ; foreword by Alan K. Simpson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Coming of the Frontier Press, Barbara Cloud describes how newspaper publishers joined nineteenth-century Americans as they headed west to settle the frontier. Unable to make their fortunes in gold mining, these publishers returned to their first calling, newspapers. Focusing on the period from 1840 to 1890, Cloud argues that these early papers played a crucial role in civilizing the West, bringing spread-out communities together by providing a forum for political discourse and a source for community news, as well as stories from the East. Cloud investigates both the positive and negative influences of the frontier press, from the role of newspapers in railroad expansion to their excessive zeal to make room for settlers who would become their subscribers and their advertisers. Ultimately, few papers survived into the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, but Cloud rounds out this study with an analysis of those that did endure and a look at how the innovations in content and appearance of western news sheets would affect print media nationwide."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cloud, Barbara Lee
Dewey number
071.809
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4894
LC item number
.C56 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Simpson, Alan K
Series statement
Medill School of Journalism Visions of the American press
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American newspapers
  • Press
  • Journalism
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • American newspapers
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Journalism
  • Press
  • United States, West
  • Zeitungsverlag
  • Zeitung
  • Frontier
  • USA
Label
The coming of the frontier press : how the West was really won, Barbara Cloud ; foreword by Alan K. Simpson
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0814/2008013795.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The West as a region -- The mining camp press -- The booster press -- The press and the iron horse -- Fostering political discourse -- Plentiful voices -- Obliterating the frontier -- The legacy of frontier journalism -- The new frontier -- Manifest destiny realized
Control code
ocn214935262
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxi, 270 pages
Isbn
9780810125087
Lccn
2008013795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40016181772
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o214935262
  • (OCoLC)214935262
Label
The coming of the frontier press : how the West was really won, Barbara Cloud ; foreword by Alan K. Simpson
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0814/2008013795.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The West as a region -- The mining camp press -- The booster press -- The press and the iron horse -- Fostering political discourse -- Plentiful voices -- Obliterating the frontier -- The legacy of frontier journalism -- The new frontier -- Manifest destiny realized
Control code
ocn214935262
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxi, 270 pages
Isbn
9780810125087
Lccn
2008013795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40016181772
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o214935262
  • (OCoLC)214935262

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