Becoming the Second City: Chicago's Mass News Media, by Richard Junger

By Richard Junger

Becoming the second one City examines the advance of Chicago's press and analyzes insurance of key occasions in its heritage to name cognizance to the media's effect in shaping the city's cultural and historic panorama. In concise, broadly documented prose, Richard Junger illustrates how 19th century newspapers acted as accelerants that boosted Chicago's progress in its early historical past by means of continuously making and remaking the city's photo for the general public. Junger argues that the clicking was once at once fascinated about Chicago's race to develop into the nation's such a lot populous urban, a feat it in brief complete through the mid-1890s sooner than the incorporation of better big apple urban irrevocably recast Chicago because the "Second City."


The ebook is populated with a colourful solid of influential figures within the historical past of Chicago and within the improvement of journalism. Junger attracts on newspapers, own papers, and different basic assets to piece jointly a full of life portrait of the evolving personality of Chicago within the 19th century. Highlighting the newspaper industry's involvement within the company and social lifetime of Chicago, Junger casts newspaper editors and newshounds as serious intermediaries among the elite and the bigger public and revisits key occasions and matters together with the Haymarket sq. bombing, the 1871 fireplace, the Pullman Strike, and the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893.

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