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Sample Subject Headings

Try the subject headings below to find books about the press.

  • African American press -- History
  • American periodicals -- History
  • Anarchism -- Periodicals -- Bibliography
  • Community newspapers -- United States -- History
  • Journalism -- United States -- History
  • Newspapers -- History
  • Press and politics -- United States -- History
  • Radicalism -- Periodicals -- History
  • Right and left (Political science) -- Periodicals -- Bibliography
  • Socialism -- Periodicals -- History

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Background Reading on Newspapers and Magazines - Selected Bibliography

Following is a selected bibliography of books on the history of newspapers and magazines in the U.S.  To find additional sources, try a library catalog search using the subject headings in the boxes to the left.  Links will take you to records for the books in CUNY's OneSearch or WorldCat Discovery.

           

Brigham, Clarence S. History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820: Including Additions and Corrections, 1961. Hamden [Connecticut: Archon Books, 1962.

Danky, James Philip, and Maureen E. Hady. African-American Newspapers and Periodicals : a National Bibliography. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1998.

Gardner, Jared. The Rise and Fall of Early American Magazine Culture. University of Illinois Press, 2012.

Haveman, Heather A. Magazines and the Making of America: Modernization, Community, and Print Culture, 1741-1860. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015.

Mott, Frank Luther. A History of American Magazines. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1957. The five volume set is available both in print at the Mina Rees Library and online. See the OneSearch catalog record for details.Volume V contains a cumulative index.

Mott, Frank Luther. American Journalism: A History, 1690-1960. 3d ed. New York: Macmillan, 1962.

Rhodes, Leara. The Ethnic Press: Shaping the American Dream. New York: Peter Lang, 2010.

Risley, Ford. Abolition and the Press: The Moral Struggle against Slavery. Visions of the American Press. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 2008.

Rooks, Noliwe M. Ladies' Pages: African American Women's Magazines and the Culture That Made Them. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2004. Also available as print book

Sachsman, David B., Rushing, S. Kittrell, and Morris, Roy. Seeking a Voice : Images of Race and Gender in the 19th Century Press. West Lafayette, Ind.: Purdue University Press, 2009.

Scher, Abby, et al. Many Voices, One City: The IPA Guide to the Ethnic Press of New York City. Independent Press Association, 2001.

Sumner, David E. The Magazine Century: American Magazines Since 1900. Mediating American History; v. 9. New York: Peter Lang, 2010.

Washburn, Patrick Scott., and Medill School of Journalism. The African American Newspaper : Voice of Freedom. Visions of the American Press. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2006.

Welky, David. Everything Was Better in America: Print Culture in the Great Depression. University of Illinois Press, 2008.

Background Reading on The Alternative Press -- Selected Bibliography

Following is a selected bibliography of books on the alternative press.  To find additional sources, try a library catalog search using the subject headings in the box to the left.  Links will take you to records for the books in CUNY's OneSearch or WorldCat Discovery.

Baughman, et al. Protest on the Page : Essays on Print and the Culture of Dissent since 1865. 2015. Also available in print.

Conlin, Joseph Robert. The American Radical Press, 1880-1960. Greenwood Press, 1974.

Duncan, Brad. Finally Got the News: The Printed Legacy of the U.S. Radical Left, 1970-1979. Brooklyn, NY: Common Notions, 2017.

Hoerder, Dirk., and Harzig, Christiane. The Immigrant Labor Press in North America, 1840s-1970s : An Annotated Bibliography. Greenwood Press, 1987.

Kaplan, Geoff. Power to the People: The Graphic Design of the Radical Press and the Rise of the Counter-Culture, 1964-1974. 2013.

Kessler, Lauren. The Dissident Press: Alternative Journalism in American History. Sage Publications, 1984.

Longa, Ernesto A. Anarchist Periodicals in English Published in the United States (1833-1955): An Annotated Guide. Scarecrow Press, 2010.

Lumsden, Linda J. Black, White, and Red All Over: A Cultural History of the Radical Press in Its Heyday, 1900–1917. The Kent State University Press, 2014.

McMillian, John Campbell. Smoking Typewriters: The Sixties Underground Press and the Rise of Alternative Media in America. Oxford University Press, 2011.

Ostertag, Bob. People's Movements, People's Press: The Journalism of Social Justice Movements. Beacon Press, 2006.

Phillips, Peter. Project Censored Guide to Independent Media and Activism. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2003.

Skidmore, Gail., et al. From Radical Left to Extreme Right: A Bibliography of Current Periodicals of Protest, Controversy, Advocacy, or Dissent, with Dispassionate Content-Summaries to Guide Librarians and Other Educators. 3rd ed., completely rev. / by Gail Skidmore and Theodore Jurgen Spahn.. ed., Scarecrow Press, 1987.

Streitmatter, Rodger. Voices of Revolution: The Dissident Press in America. Columbia University Press, 2001.

Wilcox, Laird M. Guide to the American Left: Directory and Bibliography. Editorial Research Service, 1986.

Wilcox, Laird M. Guide to the American Right: Directory and Bibliography. Editorial Research Service, 1986.