People's Movements, People's Press: The Journalism of Social Justice Movements
America has a long history of protest and rebellion. In People's Movements, People's Press, Bob Ostertag recounts the history of the alternative print media that has arisen out of five social movements--abolition, woman suffrage, environmental, gay liberation, and Vietnam antiwar. By telling the story of the newspapers and magazines of these movements, the author shows the...more
Hardcover, 232 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Beacon Press (MA)
(first published 2006)
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An interesting study of 19th-century abolitionist newspapers, the gay & lesbian press, the underground Vietnam-era GI newspapers, and the environmentalist magazines. I'm not exactly sure what the comparison itself really teaches us, but if you are interested in oppositional movements or non-mainstream media, as I am, you will enjoy the book.