Anglo-american Media Interactions, 1850-2000

Hardcover | August 15, 2007

EditorJoel H. Wiener, Mark Hampton

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Through fourteen original essays by leading historians and media scholars, Anglo-American Media Interactions reveals the complicated ways in which British and American media have influenced each other over the past two centuries. In doing so, it adds an important transatlantic dimension to a media scholarship that normally remains within strictly national contexts, while demonstrating the crucial and varied ways in which media have helped build an Anglo-American 'special relationship'.

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Through fourteen original essays by leading historians and media scholars, Anglo-American Media Interactions reveals the complicated ways in which British and American media have influenced each other over the past two centuries. In doing so, it adds an important transatlantic dimension to a media scholarship that normally remains wit...

JOEL WIENER is Emeritus Professor of History at City University of New York. MARK HAMPTON is Associate Professor of History at Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:August 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Introduction * PART I: COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES * Sensational War Reporting and the Quality Press in Late Victorian Britain and America--D.Fulton * Embracing Sporting News in England and America: Nineteenth-Century Cricket and Baseball News--M.McIntire * Get the News! Get the News! Speed in Transatlantic Journalism, 1830-1914--J.H. Wiener * PART II: ANGLO-AMERICAN PERSONALITIES * Matt Morgan and Trans-Atlantic Illustrated Journalism, 1850-1890--C.Kent * James Bryce and the Promise of the American Press, 1888-1921--J.D. Startt * Leslie Howard and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.: * Promoting the Anglo-American Alliance in Wartime, 1939-1943--F.M. Leventhal * PART III: ANGLO-AMERICAN IDENTITIES * The London Press and the American Civil War--M.de Nie * World War I, the American Press, and the Construction of Anglo-American Identity--J.Bennett and M.Hampton * Red on the Map: Empire and Americanization at the British Broadcasting Corporation, 1942 -1950--T.Hajkowski * PART IV: AMERICAN IZATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS? * Keeping the news British: the BBC, British United Press and Reuters in the 1930s--S.Nicholas * Americanization and its Limits: United Artists in the British Market in the 1930s and 1940s--P.Miskell * 'Typically anti-American'? The Labour Movement, America and Broadcasting in Britain, from Beveridge to Pilkington, 1949-62--T.O'Malley * Transatlantic Invasions or Common Culture? Modes of Cultural and Economic Exchange between the American and British Advertising Industries, 1951-1989--S.Schwarzkopf * From High Culture to Hip Culture: Transforming the BBC Into BBC America--C.Becker