The English press in the eighteenth century [electronic resource] / Jeremy Black.
- London : Croom Helm, 1987.
- Routledge revivals.
1 online resource (238 p.)
- Press -- England -- History -- 18th century.
English newspapers -- History -- 18th century.
- Electronic books.
- First published in 1987, this is a comprehensive analysis of the rise of the British Press in the eighteenth century, as a component of the understanding of eighteenth century political and social history. Professor Black considers the reasons for the growth of the ""print culture"" and the relations of newspapers to magazines and pamphlets; the mechanics of circulation; and chronological developments. Extensively illustrated with quotations from newspapers of the time, the book is a lively as well as original and informative treatment of a topic that must remain of first importance
- 1. Development of the metropolitan press
2. 'As full as an egg' : balancing the contents of the press
3. Holding up the truest portraits of men's minds
4. Sources and distribution; cost and circulation
5. The press and the constitution
6. Controlling the press : censorship and subsidies
7. The press and Europe
8. English enlightenment or fillers? Improvement, morality and religion
9. Conclusion : a changing press altering society?
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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