The imagined slum : newspaper representation in three cities, 1870-1914 /

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Main Author: Mayne, A. J. C. 1955-
Format: Book
Published:Leicester ; New York : Leicester University Press : Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, 1993.
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Main Author:Mayne, A. J. C. (Alan James Christian), 1955-

Details how the sensationalist press represented poor districts of Birmingham, England 1875-1914; Sydney, Australia, after the smallpox epidemic of 1881; and San Francisco after the outbreak of plague in 1900. Mayne (comparative urban history, U. of Melbourne) finds in the three accounts a single genre common to English-language yellow journalism of the period, and warns historians about their accuracy. He also looks at the reform that came out of the campaigns. Distributed in the US by St. Martin's Press. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Physical Description:228 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 210-221) and index.