Nineteenth-Century American Periodicals Criticism: Minority Periodicals - Essay

Penelope L. Bullock (essay date 1981)

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)

SOURCE: Bullock, Penelope L. “In Retrospect.” In The Afro-American Periodical Press: 1838-1909, pp. 205-21. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1981.

[In the following essay, Bullock summarizes the development of African-American periodicals between 1838 and 1909.]

We would call attention distinctly to the permanent and reference value of the contents of each number. Lapse of years will not diminish the value of these papers; on the contrary, they will increase in value.

A. M. E. Church Review, July, 1896

During these seven decades [between 1838 and 1909],...

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James E. Murphy and Sharon M. Murphy (essay date 1981)

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)

SOURCE: Murphy, James E., and Sharon M. Murphy. “American Indian Newspapers, 1828 to the Civil War.” In Let My People Know: American Indian Journalism, 1828-1978, pp. 16-38. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1981.

[In the following excerpt, the Murphys examine the history of Native American news periodicals and their representation of Indian life prior to the Civil War.]

The survey of American Indian newspapers that starts here opens with an account of early-day press efforts, presenting their development in the context of the social forces that initially prompted the papers and eventually stifled them. Following a general overview, the chapter focuses closely...

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John B. Jentz (essay date 1992)

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)

SOURCE: Jentz, John B. “The 48ers and the Politics of the German Labor Movement in Chicago during the Civil War Era: Community Formation and the Rise of a Labor Press.” In The German-American Radical Press: The Shaping of a Left Political Culture, 1850-1940, edited by Elliott Shore, Ken Fones-Wolf, and James P. Danky, pp. 49-62. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1992.

[In the following essay, an earlier version of which was presented in 1988, Jentz describes the pivotal role of the leftist German-language press in the mid nineteenth-century American labor movement.]

During the Civil War a vital interethnic labor movement emerged in Chicago, as in other major...

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