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An Impossible Direction: Newspapers, Race, And Politics In Reconstruction New Orleans, Nicholas F. Chrastil Aug 2017

An Impossible Direction: Newspapers, Race, And Politics In Reconstruction New Orleans, Nicholas F. Chrastil

LSU Master's Theses

This thesis examines the racial ideologies of four newspapers in New Orleans at the beginning and end of Radical Reconstruction: the Daily Picayune, the New Orleans Republican, the New Orleans Tribune, and the Weekly Louisianian. It explores how each paper understood the issues of racial equality, integration, suffrage, and black humanity; it examines the specific language and rhetoric each paper used to advocate for their positions; and it asks how those positions changed from the beginning to the end of Reconstruction. The study finds that the two white-owned papers, the Picayune and the Republican, while political opponents, both viewed racial ...


Forward Myth: Military Public Relations And The Domestic Base Newspaper 1941-1981, Willie R. Tubbs May 2017

Forward Myth: Military Public Relations And The Domestic Base Newspaper 1941-1981, Willie R. Tubbs

Dissertations

This dissertation explores the evolution of domestic military base newspapers from 1941-1981, a timeframe that encapsulates the Second World War, Korean War, and Vietnam War, as well as interwar and postwar years. While called “newspapers,” the United States military designed these publications to be a hybrid of traditional news and public relations. This dissertation focuses on three primary aspects of these newspapers: the evolution of the format, style, and function of these papers; the messages editors and writers crafted for and about the “common” soldier and American; and the messages for and about members of the non-majority group.

Sometimes printed ...


When Ink Turned Into Bullets: The Effect Of The Press In Buffalo, New York And The Nation Along With Its Role In Igniting A Civil War, Nicole C. Kondziela May 2016

When Ink Turned Into Bullets: The Effect Of The Press In Buffalo, New York And The Nation Along With Its Role In Igniting A Civil War, Nicole C. Kondziela

History Theses

The American Civil War was a multi-faceted conflict: North versus South, states’ rights versus federal law, slavery versus abolition. Due to increasing and constant advancements in technology, this was the first war in American history that developed in full view of the public through newspapers. The Industrial Revolution and capitalism allowed the press to evolve into rich and powerful soap boxes for political bosses and editors alike to voice their opinions far beyond the village square. Unbeknownst to much of the public at the time, the Union had been at the mercy of newspaper editors and politicians in a grand ...


Full Court Press: How Mississippi Newspapers Helped Keep State College Basketball Segregated, 1955-1973, Jason Ashley Peterson May 2011

Full Court Press: How Mississippi Newspapers Helped Keep State College Basketball Segregated, 1955-1973, Jason Ashley Peterson

Dissertations

During the civil rights era, Mississippi was cloaked in the hateful embrace of the Closed Society, historian James Silver’s description of the white caste systems that used State’s Rights to enforce segregation and promote the subservient treatment of blacks. Surprisingly, challenges from Mississippi’s college basketball courts brought into question the validity of the Closed Society and its unwritten law, a gentleman’s agreement that prevented college teams in the Magnolia State from playing against integrated foes. Led by Mississippi State University’s (MSU) basketball team, which won four Southeastern Conference championships in a five-year span, the newspapers ...


The Signal And Advertiser (Vol. I, Nos. 43-46), Howell & Townsend Apr 1877

The Signal And Advertiser (Vol. I, Nos. 43-46), Howell & Townsend

Andrew W. Cain Newspaper Collection

"A record of local, mining, political and literary news."

Edited by W.P. Howell.


The Signal And Advertiser (Vol. I, Nos. 39-42), Howell & Townsend Mar 1877

The Signal And Advertiser (Vol. I, Nos. 39-42), Howell & Townsend

Andrew W. Cain Newspaper Collection

"A record of local, mining, political and literary news."

Edited by J.B. Thomas, W.B. Townsend, and W.P. Howell.


The Signal And Advertiser (Vol. I, Nos. 35-38), Howell & Townsend Feb 1877

The Signal And Advertiser (Vol. I, Nos. 35-38), Howell & Townsend

Andrew W. Cain Newspaper Collection

"A record of local, mining, political and literary news."

Edited by J.B. Thomas, W.B. Townsend, and W.P. Howell.


The Signal And Advertiser (Vol. I, Nos. 30-33), J.B. Thomas & Co. Jan 1877

The Signal And Advertiser (Vol. I, Nos. 30-33), J.B. Thomas & Co.

Andrew W. Cain Newspaper Collection

"A record of local, mining, political and literary news."

Edited by J.B. Thomas, W.B. Townsend, and W.P. Howell.


The Signal And Advertiser (Vol. I, Nos. 26-29), J.B. Thomas & Co. Dec 1876

The Signal And Advertiser (Vol. I, Nos. 26-29), J.B. Thomas & Co.

Andrew W. Cain Newspaper Collection

"A record of local, mining, political and literary news."

Edited by J.B. Thomas, W.B. Townsend, and W.P. Howell.


The Signal-Advertiser (Vol. I, Nos. 22-25), J.B. Thomas & Co. Nov 1876

The Signal-Advertiser (Vol. I, Nos. 22-25), J.B. Thomas & Co.

Andrew W. Cain Newspaper Collection

"Devoted to Agricultural, Mechanical, Mineral, Religious and General Information. The Largest Bona-fide Town and County Circulation of any paper published in the County."

Edited by J.B. Thomas, W.B. Townsend and W.P. Howell.


The Advertiser (Vol. I, Nos. 2, 16-18), J.B. Thomas & Co. Dec 1875

The Advertiser (Vol. I, Nos. 2, 16-18), J.B. Thomas & Co.

Andrew W. Cain Newspaper Collection

"Devoted to Agricultural, Mechanical, Mineral, Religious and General Information. The Largest Bona-fide Town and County Circulation of any paper published in the County."

Edited by J.B. Thomas, W.B. Townsend and W.P. Howell.


The Advertiser (Vol. I, Nos. 19-22), J.B. Thomas & Co. Dec 1875

The Advertiser (Vol. I, Nos. 19-22), J.B. Thomas & Co.

Andrew W. Cain Newspaper Collection

"Devoted to Agricultural, Mechanical, Mineral, Religious and General Information. The Largest Bona-fide Town and County Circulation of any paper published in the County."

Edited by J.B. Thomas, W.B. Townsend and W.P. Howell.


Mountain Signal (Vol. Xvi, No. 50), J W. Woodward Feb 1867

Mountain Signal (Vol. Xvi, No. 50), J W. Woodward

Andrew W. Cain Newspaper Collection

Dahlonega's local newspaper, The Mountain Signal was published by J.W. Woodward every Saturday. The publication featured both local and national news.