The Archive of American Journalism began as a private collection of the long-neglected, hard-to-find works of major American journalists. We now have ten books in print, four new books in production for 2021, and an online compilation of more than 6,000 freely accessible works by 15 major American authors. This innovative resource presents all articles with their original titles and format, and unabridged. The collection is organized by author and in chronological order for the ease of students, teachers, historians and casual readers. With a title or date, users can access a full-text, printable PDF of any article within seconds. (We are now in the process of converting our PDFs to more user-friendly and visually inviting WordPress pages.) Valuable time used in browsing “sponsored” search engines, thumbing through confusing bibliographies, and wandering the dusty halls of labyrinthine academic libraries can instead be spent reading, studying and enjoying the original texts.
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New Releases Spring 2021
R e p o r t i n g :
Pandemic 1918 – 1920
List Price: $24.95/Site Price $18.00
Reporting: Pandemic 1918-1920 offers a collection of contemporary newspaper and magazine articles describing the global influenza that spread through Europe, the United States and Asia beginning in the final months of World War I. Readers can trace the suspected origins of the deadly strain from an isolated region of Kansas, through and from US military bases, to the battlefields of Europe, and from European ports to the rest of the world. On its terrifying journey through a largely unprepared population, the “Spanish flu” revealed cultural, political and scientific rifts that prevented a coordinated response, and popular resistance to preventive measures that predicted a similar response, and result, for the global coronavirus pandemic that began a century later.
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