Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Shott, Brian, 1968- author

Title Mediating America : Black and Irish press and the struggle for citizenship, 1870-1914 / Brian Shott
Published Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2019
Online access available from:
ProQuest Ebook Central    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource
Contents Intro; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Battling for Belonging When Print Was King; Part I. The Irish American Press: Exiled Editors Forging New Borders of Belonging; 1. Patrick Ford and the Writing of Irish America; 2. Father Peter Yorke: A Publisher-Priest in the Fault Lines of American Identity; Part II. The African American Press: Flexibility in the Fight for Freedom; 3. Forty Acres and a Carabao: T. Thomas Fortune, Newspapers, and the Pacific's Unstable Color Lines, 1902-1903; 4. J. Samuel Stemons's One-Man Press: The Act of Newspapering in Black Philadelphia, 1906-1907
Conclusion: Wired for Connection-and ConflictNotes; Bibliography; Index
Summary "Mediating America explores the lives of four African American and Irish American editors in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries--Father Peter C. Yorke, T. Thomas Fortune, J. Samuel Stemons, and Patrick Ford--and how they understood and advocated for group interests through their newspaper presses"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record and CIP data provided by publisher; resource not viewed
Subject African American press -- History -- 19th century.
Citizenship -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Irish American newspapers -- History -- 19th century.
Journalism -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Minorities -- Press coverage -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Newspaper editors -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018032063
ISBN 1439915598
9781439915592 (electronic bk.)