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The Resource Newsprint metropolis : city papers and the making of modern Americans, Julia Guarneri

Newsprint metropolis : city papers and the making of modern Americans, Julia Guarneri

Label
Newsprint metropolis : city papers and the making of modern Americans
Title
Newsprint metropolis
Title remainder
city papers and the making of modern Americans
Statement of responsibility
Julia Guarneri
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At the close of the nineteenth century, new printing and paper technologies fueled an expansion of the newspaper business. Newspapers soon saturated the United States, especially its cities, which were often home to more than a dozen dailies apiece. Using New York, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, and Chicago as case studies, Julia Guarneri shows how city papers became active agents in creating metropolitan spaces and distinctive urban cultures. Newsprint Metropolis offers a vivid tour of these papers, from the front to the back pages. Paying attention to much-loved features, including comic strips, sports pages, advice columns, and Sunday magazines, she tells the linked histories of newspapers and of the cities they served. Guarneri shows how themed sections for women, businessmen, sports fans, and suburbanites illustrated entire ways of life built around consumer products. But while papers provided a guide to individual upward mobility, they also fostered a climate of civic concern and responsibility. Charity campaigns and metropolitan sections painted portraits of distinctive, cohesive urban communities. Real estate sections and classified ads boosted the profile of the suburbs, expanding metropolitan areas while maintaining cities' roles as economic and information hubs. All the while, editors were drawing in new reading audiences--women, immigrants, and working-class readers--helping to give rise to the diverse, contentious, and commercial public sphere of the twentieth century." -- Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
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Guarneri, Julia
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4864
LC item number
.G83 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Historical studies of urban America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American newspapers
  • American newspapers
  • American newspapers
  • News audiences
  • City dwellers
  • Cities and towns
  • Urbanization
  • Urbanization
  • American newspapers
  • American newspapers
  • Cities and towns
  • City dwellers
  • News audiences
  • Urbanization
  • United States
Label
Newsprint metropolis : city papers and the making of modern Americans, Julia Guarneri
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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 : Local media, commercial media ; The world that newspapers made
  • A new newspaper model : "More news, more advertisements, more paper, more print" ; Readers become customers ; Newspapers remake their cities ; The objectivity question
  • Making metropolitans : Advising women ; Defining the working, middle, and upper classes ; Teaching technology ; Toward a mass audience ; Shaping modern men and women
  • Building print community : A concerned public ; Inside the city's many spheres ; Hardened hearts and "human interest" ; Middle-class cosmopolitans ; An urban brand
  • Connecting city, suburb, and region : Building the suburbs, selling the dream ; Writing for suburban subscribers ; Reading suburban newspapers ; Newspapers define the region
  • Nationalizing the news : Finding Milwaukee's place ; Shared and syndicated news ; Newspapers nationalize ; Chains and big-budget features ; Striking a balance
  • Epilogue
Control code
967774988
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
330 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of color plates
Isbn
9780226341330
Lccn
2016058657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027672128
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)967774988
Label
Newsprint metropolis : city papers and the making of modern Americans, Julia Guarneri
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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 : Local media, commercial media ; The world that newspapers made
  • A new newspaper model : "More news, more advertisements, more paper, more print" ; Readers become customers ; Newspapers remake their cities ; The objectivity question
  • Making metropolitans : Advising women ; Defining the working, middle, and upper classes ; Teaching technology ; Toward a mass audience ; Shaping modern men and women
  • Building print community : A concerned public ; Inside the city's many spheres ; Hardened hearts and "human interest" ; Middle-class cosmopolitans ; An urban brand
  • Connecting city, suburb, and region : Building the suburbs, selling the dream ; Writing for suburban subscribers ; Reading suburban newspapers ; Newspapers define the region
  • Nationalizing the news : Finding Milwaukee's place ; Shared and syndicated news ; Newspapers nationalize ; Chains and big-budget features ; Striking a balance
  • Epilogue
Control code
967774988
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
330 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of color plates
Isbn
9780226341330
Lccn
2016058657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027672128
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)967774988

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