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The Coming of the Frontier Press: How the West Was Really Won
by Barbara Cloud
foreword by Alan K. Simpson
Northwestern University Press, 2008
Paper: 978-0-8101-2508-7
Library of Congress Classification PN4894.C56 2008
Dewey Decimal Classification 071.809

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From the first story about the discovery of gold in California in 1848 to features on today’s western boomtowns, western expansion and journalism have had a symbiotic relationship. By examining this relationship along its entire timeline, this book argues that newspapers played a crucial role in pushing aside both wildlife and Native Americans to make room for the settlers who would become their readers. The western news sheets not only shaped reader attitudes but also undertook innovations in content and appearance that would affect newspapers nationwide.



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