The Early Black Press in America, 1827 to 1860
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1993 - 182 trang
The black press gives trenchant witness to what middle-class free men and women of color thought and did in their own words. The columns of the newspapers and magazines revealed how middle-class blacks were engaged in significant community-building and humanitarian activities. The fledgling black newspapers and magazines, of which only seventeen are now extant for study, sought idealistically to uplift and vindicate blacks as well as to help them assimiliate into mainstream America. This study analyzes the problems, beliefs, and work of black editors and then discusses their idealistic messages relating to such issues as women, youth, style, social mobility, and morality. An appendix lists the newspapers and journals under study, and the bibliography points to important primary and secondary source materials. This revisionist evaluation describes the problems, beliefs, and general outlook of leading middle-class blacks over more than three decades prior to the Civil War.
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Introduction This book addresses three concerns that have influenced my study and teaching of the black press in America ... and The Colored American in lower New York City in the late 1820s and 1830s , the editors continued to fashion ...
Black newspapers eventually found their way to other northeastern communities and , by the 1850s , had reached beyond the Allegheny Mountains and as far west as Cleveland , Ohio and San Francisco , California . The editors were elite ...
Because the editors had such ostensible interest in these ideals and pushed them in the columns of their newspapers , this is also , inher- ently , a study of the ideological origins of black journalism in America .
unfolds from the papers is more of the grace and less of the gauche of life among free blacks . The editors ' idealism aside , much of what appeared in their newspapers and magazines was the best of a degraded , wretched group of ...
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The Editors and Their Ideals
To Kill the Messengers Spirit
In the Spirit of American Democracy
Toward Public Interest and Social Responsibility
Messages of the Black Press
Soirees and Style
Youth The Ultimate Outsiders
Table of Extant Antebellum Black Newspapers
About the Author
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