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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Following the advent of short - lived weeklies such as Freedom's Journal , The Rights of All , The Weekly Advocate , and The Colored American in lower New York City in the late 1820s and 1830s , the editors continued to fashion ...
They were middle class because of continued involvement in self - improvement associations and because of a dogged quest for education for themselves and for black youth . The editors were self - imposed agenda setters , mindful of the ...
When the editors continued to report the good happenings of their communities , they automatically negated the pervasive notions that blacks were inferior and substandard . The editors made it a point to give witness to the other ...
The newspapers and magazines considered in these chapters were fashioned to combat continued denegration and allegations that blacks were inferior and to repel hegemonic legalities that ensured they would be kept down in America .
Chapter 1 demonstrates that despite a plethora of problems , hardships , and discord , most of the editors continued to support America's democratic ideals . Chapter 3 revises traditional interpretations that have left the black press ...
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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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