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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Even as the entire race was degraded and ever plagued by charges of inferiority , the press reveals a group of middle - class blacks in remarkable patterns of social responsibility . They were hopefully in tune with the ideals and ...
The editors were elite men and pacesetters of the black middle class in their communities . Given the social morality slant of their newspapers , it is not surprising that a number of them were also clergy in Presbyterian churches .
Despite their own progress , successes , and middle - class values , they too were pushed to the distant shores of America's mainstream . And yet , they printed and espoused those precepts that they thought would help the race become ...
These would be , middle - class blacks worked toward uplift for themselves and their communities as if they were sometimes oblivious to their degraded , outcast status . Perhaps therein lies an irony , one of several connected with the ...
This was done by the newspapers ' continued revelations of the middle class in remarkable patterns of humanitarianism , responsibility , and success . A number of black newspapers from the pre - Civil War era are now unavailable in ...
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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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