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    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    Princeton : Princeton University Press | Oxford : Oxford University Press
    ISBN: 9780691232768
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource (xii, 344 pages) , Illustrations (black and white).
    Series Statement: Princeton studies in American politics
    Series Statement: Princeton scholarship online
    DDC: 303.4840973
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    Keywords: Soziale Bewegung ; Presse ; Social movements Press coverage ; Social movements History ; Society ; Sociology & anthropology ; USA ; United States Social conditions 20th century ; United States Social conditions 21st century
    Abstract: A new view of 20th-century US social movements, 'Rough Draft of History' examines how national newspapers covered social movements and the organizations driving them. Edwin Amenta and Neal Caren identify hundreds of movement organizations, from the Women's Christian Temperance Union to Occupy Wall Street, and document their treatment in the news. In doing so, Amenta and Caren provide an alternative account of US history from below, as it was refracted through journalistic lenses. Iconic organizations in the women's rights, African American civil rights, and environmental movements gained substantial media attention. But so too did now-forgotten groups, such as the German-American Alliance, Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies, and Peace and Freedom Party. Amenta and Caren show why some organizations made big news while others did not.
    Note: Previously issued in print: 2022 , Includes bibliographical references and index
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