UNIT 14 NOTES

UNIT 14 NOTES - Introduction to Journalism Dr Fred Blevens Unit 14 Dissident Press V Context of Slavery Before Civil War it helped maintain order

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1 Introduction to Journalism Dr. Fred Blevens Unit 14: Dissident Press V Context of Slavery ± Before Civil War, it helped maintain order ± Whites ALL on same level; blacks not ± Economy based on “free” slave labor ± Provide minimal feed and housing ± Get 14-hour workdays from men, women, children Post-War Context ± South is demoralized ± Reconstruction failed; fed troops departed ± Social order upset ± Censorship; constitutional violations ± Black men are killed ± Hanging, burning, lynching as a message ± Social control to keep blacks docile
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2 Anti-Lynching Press ± Memphis Free Speech -- Ida B. Wells ± Probed all lynchings she possibly could ± Became an investigative journalist ± Recommended boycotts, economic reprisal ± Conducted lectures to spread the word ± Lobbied Congress and the president Legacy of This Press ± Lynching banned in a few southern states ± Brought issue to national audience for first time ± No federal law against lynching until 1953 The Pre-War Nation Expands
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This note was uploaded on 06/05/2011 for the course MMC 3602 taught by Professor Suris during the Spring '10 term at FIU.

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UNIT 14 NOTES - Introduction to Journalism Dr Fred Blevens Unit 14 Dissident Press V Context of Slavery Before Civil War it helped maintain order

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