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Politicking and Emergent Media : US Presidential Elections of the 1890s / Charles Musser.

Author/Creator:
Musser, Charles author.
Publication:
Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, [2016]
Format/Description:
Book
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Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Mass media -- Political aspects -- United States.
Political campaigns -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- History -- 19th century.
Press and politics -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Presidential campaigns of the twenty-first century were not the first to mobilize an array of new media forms in efforts to gain electoral victory. In Politicking and Emergent Media, distinguished historian Charles Musser looks at four US presidential campaigns during the long 1890s (1888-1900) as Republicans and Democrats deployed a variety of media forms to promote their candidates and platforms. New York-the crucial swing state as well as the home of Wall Street, Tammany Hall, and prominent media industries-became the site of intense struggle as candidates argued over trade issues, currency standards, and a new overseas empire. If the city's leading daily newspapers were mostly Democratic as the decade began, Republicans eagerly exploited alternative media opportunities. Using the stereopticon (a modernized magic lantern), they developed the first campaign documentaries. Soon they were exploiting motion pictures, the phonograph, and telephone in surprising and often successful ways. Brimming with rich historical details, Musser's remarkable tale reveals the political forces driving the emergence of modern media.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. The Stereopticon, The Tariff Illustrated, and the 1892 Election
2. The Stereopticon: Platform or New Media Form?
3. Cinema, McKinley at Home, and the 1896 Election
4. Cinema as a Media Form
5. Coda
Appendix. Referenced Documents for Politicking and Emergent Media
Abbreviations for Frequently Cited Newspapers
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 20. Sep 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780520966123
OCLC:
945072663
Publisher Number:
10.1525/9780520966123 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.