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Newsprint Metropolis: City Papers and the Making of Modern Americans

Julia Guarneri


Newsprint Metropolis tracks two simultaneous processes: how cities made newspapers, and how newspapers made cities. The book reaches beyond the front pages and into the feature news, which entertained readers while teaching them how to deal with an urban world of diversity and possibility. From the late nineteenth century onwards, newspapers circulated the local logistical information that enabled readers to conduct their lives within cities and city-centered metropolitan regions. They presented readers with place-based definitions of class and community, sophistication and success. Newspaper ... More

Keywords: Newspaper, Metropolis, Urban, Journalism, Media, Metropolitan, Civic, Feature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780226341330
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226341477.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julia Guarneri, author
University of Cambridge

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