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1013 Ch. 3and4written assignment - 5 When was the first...

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Ch. 3 Written Assignment 1. Why were books a rarity in the Colonies? 2. What was the Stamp Act? What was its goal? 3. Why did the American novel flower in the 1800s? 4. Why can books, as compared to television and movies, be a particularly important source of personal development? 5. List the steps that take a book from an author’s idea to a spot in a bookstore. 6. What are the arguments for and against Google’s plan to digitize the full contents of 15 million books? 7. How does the “Hollywoodization” of the book industry manifest itself? What are the pros and cons of this trend? Ch. 4 Written Assignment 1. The first newspaper printed in the Colonies lasted but one day. What did Its publisher, Benjamin Harris, call it? 2. What are the first 10 amendments of the U.S. Constitution called? 3. What did the 1798 Alien and Sedition Act do? 4. What was the Penny Press?
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Unformatted text preview: 5. When was the first African-American newspaper published? What was its name and who were its publishers? 6. Name this newspaper: Frederick Douglass’s _____________, founded in 1847 with the masthead slogan “Right is of no Sex—Truth is of no Color—God is the Father of us all, and we are all Brethren,” was the most influential African-American newspaper before the Civil War. 7. What was the political importance of the Zenger acquittal? 8. What is a wire service? A syndicate? 9. Describe what is generally happening to morning and evening newspaper subscribership in the United States today. 10. What are the three ways that critics believe concentration is damaging the newspaper as an important medium? Describe each and explain how it might damage the paper’s traditional democratic function.h...
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