Home Town News

Home Town News : William Allen White and the Emporia Gazette

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William Allen White was the best known newspaper editor of the first three decades of the twentieth century in America. He chose always to work with the Emporia (Kansas) Gazette, where he had begun his career, but achieved a national reputation, through his books, and articles in the magazines Atlantic and Harpers. This book is concerned with small-town values and achievements in turn-of-the-century America when the nation was changing dramatically. The author's dissertation, on which this book is based, won the Allan Nevins prize of the Society of American Historians.show more

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  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 164.1 x 240.5 x 27.7mm | 666.85g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195055896
  • 9780195055894

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'an excellent corrective ... she shows how unsubtle, inapplicable and even plain inaccurate are most of the sweeping statements we are used to ... She may send us away less confident than ever before that we understand the Progressive era, but thanks to her we in fact know it better than we ever have. She is to be congratulated on a book which, among everything else, is a splendid contribution to the history of American journalism.' ugh Brogan, University of Essex, Journal of American Studies, 24(1990), 2show more

About Sally Foreman Griffith

Sally Foreman Griffith is Assistant Professor of History at Villanova University. She won the Allan Nevins Prize for the dissertation that forms the basis of this book.show more

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Home Town News is both a fascinating biography and a compelling social history.show more

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