Black, White, and Red All Over: A Cultural History of the Radical Press in Its Heyday, 1900-1917 (Hardback)
  • Black, White, and Red All Over: A Cultural History of the Radical Press in Its Heyday, 1900-1917 (Hardback)
zoom

Black, White, and Red All Over: A Cultural History of the Radical Press in Its Heyday, 1900-1917 (Hardback)

(author)
£69.95
Hardback 400 Pages / Published: 30/08/2014
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Hundreds of newspapers and magazines published by socialists, anarchists, and the Industrial Workers of the World in the years before World War I offered sharp critiques of the emerging corporate state that remain relevant in light of gaping twenty-first-century social inequity. Black, White, and Red All Over offers the first comprehensive narrative to explore the central role that a broad swathe of social movement media played in radical movements, stirring millions of Americans a century ago.

Author Linda J. Lumsden mines more than a dozen diverse radical periodicals-including Progressive Woman, Industrial Worker, Wilshire's, the Messenger, Mother Earth, Appeal to Reason, New York Call, and International Socialist Review-to demonstrate how they served anarchists, socialists, and industrial unionists in their quest to topple capitalism and create their varied visions of a cooperative commonwealth. The book argues that these subversive periodicals were quintessentially American: individualist, independent, social minded, egalitarian, defiant, and celebratory of freedom. Even their call for revolution resounded from the roots of the American experience.

Black, White, and Red All Over explores socialist periodicals in the agrarian heartland; views socialists' attempts to provide alternatives to urban dailies; explores the radical press crusade to champion workers; analyzes the role anarchist periodicals played in their pioneering battles for a free press, free speech, and free love; surveys socialism in the black press; and details the federal government's wartime campaign to suppress the radical press. It draws parallels with Occupy Wall Street's social media movement. Despite the distance from the typewriter to Twitter, Lumsden concludes that twenty-first-century social movement media perform nearly the same function as did their nearly forgotten predecessors.

Publisher: Kent State University Press
ISBN: 9781606352069
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 762 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 32 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Medium is the Massage
Added to basket
Flat Earth News
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Contagious
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Dial M for Murdoch
Added to basket
A Dictionary of Film Studies
Added to basket
Understanding Media
Added to basket
Selling Hitler
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Manufacturing Consent
Added to basket
Covering Islam
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Dataclysm
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Media Studies
Added to basket
£34.99
Paperback
Propaganda
Added to basket
£13.99
Paperback
Digital Anthropology
Added to basket
The Filter Bubble
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
How to Read a Film
Added to basket
£27.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.