Protest On The Page: Essays On Print And The Culture Of Dissent

Paperback | April 20, 2015

EditorJames L. Baughman, Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen, James P. Danky

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The use of print to challenge prevailing ideas and conventions has a long history in American public life. As dissenters in America sought social change, they used print to document, articulate, and disseminate their ideas to others. Protest always begins on the margins, but print is the medium that allows it to reach a larger audience. In Protest on the Page, scholars in multiple disciplines offer ten original essays that examine protest print culture in America since 1865. They explore the surprising range of dissidents who enlisted print in their causes—from vegetarians and anarchists at the advent of the twentieth century, to midcentury evangelicals and tween comic book readers, to GIs and feminists in the 1970s–80s. Together they demonstrate that print has never been a neutral medium, but rather has been instrumental in shaping the substance of protest and its audiences.

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The use of print to challenge prevailing ideas and conventions has a long history in American public life. As dissenters in America sought social change, they used print to document, articulate, and disseminate their ideas to others. Protest always begins on the margins, but print is the medium that allows it to reach a larger audience...

James L. Baughman (1952–2016) was the Fetzer Bascom Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His many publications include Republic of Mass Culture: Journalism, Filmmaking and Broadcasting in America since 1941 (3rd edition). Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen is the Merle Curti Associate Professor...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:278 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:April 20, 2015Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface: Protest and Print Culture in America
James P. Danky
 
“A Necessary Relation”: Protest and American Print Culture
James L. Baughman
 
Part 1: Revolt and Reaction
 
Writing Redemption: Racially Ambiguous Carpetbaggers and the Southern Print Culture Campaign against Reconstruction
Adam Thomas
 
The Inky Protest of an Anarchist Printmaker: Carlo Abate’s Newspaper Illustrations and the Artist’s Hand in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
Andrew D. Hoyt
 
Spanish-Language Anarchist Periodicals in Early Twentieth-Century United States
Nicolás Kanellos
 
Pamphlets of Self-Determination: Dissident Literature, Productive Fiction
Trevor Joy Sangrey
 
Part 2: Consensus Contested
 
By the Pinch and the Pound: Less and More Protest in American Vegetarian Cookbooks from the Nineteenth Century to the Present
Laura J. Miller and Emilie Hardman
 
Meeting the Modernistic Tide: The Book as Evangelical Battleground in the 1940s
Daniel Vaca
 
Children and the Comics: Young Readers Take On the Critics
Carol L. Tilley
 
Part 3: Dangerous Print
 
Paper Soldiers: The Ally and the GI Underground Press during the Vietnam War
Derek Seidman
 
The Clowning of Richard Nixon in the Underground Press
Micah Robbins
 
Off / On Our Backs: The Feminist Press in the “Sex Wars” of the 1980s
Joyce M. Latham
 
Contributors
 
Index

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“Especially useful as a supplement to the traditional histories of American journalism that focus on the ‘mainstream’ media and the development and power of elite actors and the presses they control. There is much here that deepens and enriches our understanding of the history of dissent and resistance as well as the history of print media.”—JHistory, H-Net