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The History of Communication


Acquiring Editor: Daniel Nasset
Series Editors: Robert W. McChesney and John C. Nerone

This series invites original and well-researched books on the history of media--radio, TV, newspapers, magazines, the Internet--and on their many functions as reporters, advertisers, opinion leaders, public relations for government and corporate interests, and businesses that compete with each other. Histories of major media, biographies of important figures, and studies of key events in communications are welcome. Essay collections are not encouraged.

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link to catalog page, Everything Was Better in America

Everything Was Better in America

Print Culture in the Great Depression

Author: David Welky
Pub Date: May 2008

American mass culture's conservative response to the Great Depression and the coming of World War II   learn more...

link to catalog page, Outside the Box

Outside the Box

Corporate Media, Globalization, and the UPS Strike

Author: Deepa Kumar
Pub Date: 2008

A provocative analysis of the media's role in the 1997 United Parcel Service workers' strike   learn more...

link to catalog page, From Yahweh to Yahoo!

From Yahweh to Yahoo!

The Religious Roots of the Secular Press

Author: Doug Underwood
Pub Date: 2008

A comprehensive historical examination of the relationship between the journalistic and religious traditions in the United States   learn more...

link to catalog page, Telecommunications and Empire Author: Jill Hills
Pub Date: December 2007

Power relations within the global telecommunications empire   learn more...

link to catalog page, How Free Can the Press Be? Author: Randall P. Bezanson
Pub Date: October 2007

A stimulating exploration of American freedom of the press   learn more...

link to catalog page, Communities of Journalism

Communities of Journalism

A History of American Newspapers and Their Readers

Author: David Paul Nord
Pub Date: 2007

The significance of news and the institutions that produce it to American history   learn more...

link to catalog page, Speech Rights in America

Speech Rights in America

The First Amendment, Democracy, and the Media

Author: Laura Stein
Pub Date: September 2007

How and why the First Amendment fails to protect speech rights   learn more...

link to catalog page, Freedom from Advertising

Freedom from Advertising

E. W. Scripps's Chicago Experiment

Author: Duane C. S. Stoltzfus
Pub Date: January 2007

Scripps' revolutionary attempt to produce a newspaper without advertising   learn more...

link to catalog page, Waves of Opposition

Waves of Opposition

Labor and the Struggle for Democratic Radio

Author: Elizabeth Fones-Wolf
Pub Date: October 2006

A riveting look at the rise of labor radio   learn more...

link to catalog page, Advertising on Trial

Advertising on Trial

Consumer Activism and Corporate Public Relations in the 1930s

Author: Inger L. Stole
Pub Date: June 2006

The dynamic relationship between Depression-era consumer rights groups and advertisers   learn more...

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