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Emmett Till and the Mississippi Press

Employing never-before-used historical materials, the authors of Emmett Till and the Mississippi Press reveal how Mississippi journalists both expressed and shaped public opinion in the aftermath of the ...

On the Lam

The fugitive is the sinister hero of many a novel (Light in August, Beloved), the luminary in a cluster of motion pictures and in other popular entertainment (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Bonnie ...

The Kennedy Assassination

By Peter Knight
Categories: History

As a seminal event in late twentieth-century American history, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy has permeated the American consciousness in a wide variety of ways. His death has long fascinated ...

The Press and Race

Edited by David R. Davies
Categories: History

For southern newspapers and southern readers, the social upheaval in the years following Brown v. Board of Education (1954) was, as Time put it in 1956, "the region's biggest running story since slavery. ...

The Circle of Guilt

By Fredric Wertham
Introduction by William Bush
Categories: Comics Studies

In 1955 a New York City court sentenced Puerto Rican immigrant and teenage gang member Frank Santana to twenty-five years to life for second-degree murder. Fredric Wertham (1895-1981), one of the most ...

Nitty Gritty

A controversial journalist's experiences while working as editor for African American publications in Chicago.

Odd-Egg Editor

This reflective autobiographical book details Kathryn Tucker Windham’s pleasures and her challenging struggles in the world of southern newsrooms. Though not a crusader or a trailblazer for women’s ...

Mass Media and the Shaping of American Feminism, 1963-1975

Beginning in 1963 with the publication of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique and reaching a high pitch ten years later with the televised mega-event of the "Battle of the Sexes"-the tennis match between ...

Interviews with Betty Friedan

Writer, teacher, and public intellectual, Betty Friedan has been in the spotlight almost continuously since the publication of The Feminine Mystique, her landmark book, in 1963.

Transforming Friedan into ...