Thursday, February 15, 2007

Class Schedule: 2/20 & 2/22

Tu. 2/20
Public Knowledge: The Post, The Press & the Public School

Starr, chapter 3: “America’s First Information Revolution.”

Th. 2/22
Newspapers for a New Nation: The Penny Press in the City

Starr, chapter 4: “Capitalism and Democracy in Print,”
Excerpts from The Sun, 1834:
“Life of a Newspaper—[By itself.—]” “A Cannibal Feast,”
“Police Office—(Yesterday.)” & “Great Astronomical Discoveries,”
Frank M. O’Brian, “Richard Adams Locke’s Moon Hoax,” 1928.
P.T. Barnum, “Printed Circular Letter,” 1850.


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