War Journalism and the Shaping of the Twentieth Century

Author: Angela V. John
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9780857717832
Release Date: 2006-03-31
Genre: History

Called "the King of Correspondents" Henry W. Nevinson (1856 - 1941) captured the political zeitgeist of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in his journalism and his commentaries on key world events. The British journalist and war correspondent covered conflicts across Europe and Africa and wrote about the United States during a time of upheaval on the brink of the modern age. He observed the Siege of Ladysmith, the 1905 revolution in Russia, wars in Greece and South Africa and the tragedy at Gallipoli, shaping the understanding of world affairs at the time. Nevinson campaigned for social justice in Central Africa and India and was the first to report sympathetically on Germany's devastation after the First World War. In the 1920s he visited Palestine and Iraq and accompanied Ramsay Macdonald on the first visit of a British Prime Minister to an American President. Although courting the establishment, Nevinson cultivated controversy as a rebel. Yet he remained a highly respected journalist whose vivid reportage of events and witty portraits of political and artistic figures of the time made him an acute observer who wrote exquisite prose. Based on Nevinson’s compelling diaries covering nearly 50 years, Angela John’s powerful prose captures, for the first time, the story of this important and groundbreaking figure. Nevinson’s life sheds new light on the construction of the world order in the last century, at the same time helping us to understand more clearly the changing role of the war correspondent in a media-dominant age. His observations on the Middle East, the Balkans, the Caucasus and the United States illuminate many of the conflicts which resonate in today's uncertain world.

War in the Balkans

Author: James Pettifer
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9780857726414
Release Date: 2015-11-20
Genre: History

The history of the Balkans incorporates all the major historical themes of the 20th Century--the rise of nationalism, communism and fascism, state-sponsored genocide and urban warfare. Focusing on the centuries opening decades, War in the Balkans seeks to shed new light on the Balkan Wars through approaching each regional and ethnic conflict as a separate actor, before placing them in a wider context. Although top-down 'Great Powers' historiography is often used to describe the beginnings of the World War I, not enough attention has been paid to the events in the region in the years preceding the Archduke Ferdinand's assassination. The Balkan Wars saw the defeat of the Ottoman Empire, the end of the Bulgarian Kingdom (then one of the most powerful military countries in the region), an unprecedented hardening of Serbian nationalism, the swallowing up of Slovenes, Croats and Slovaks in a larger Balkan entity, and thus set in place the pattern of border realignments which would become familiar for much of the twentieth century.

The News from Ireland

Author: Maurice Walsh
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781848856738
Release Date: 2011-04-15
Genre: History

The Anglo-Irish war of 1919-1921 finally broke apart the constitution of the United Kingdom, drawing a line under 120 years of turbulent history since the Act of Union. In the Republic of Ireland it is referred to as the War of Independence and celebrated as the heroic struggle which forged an independent Irish state; in Britain it is retrospectively regarded as the beginning of the end of Imperial rule. But how was the revolution perceived at the time? How was it reported in the media and with what purpose? And how did coverage vary between Britain, Ireland and the United States? The News From Ireland examines the development of the Anglo-Irish war and the shifts in the reporting of events by British and American correspondents as well as other foreign journalists and literary figures. It includes revealing insights into the propaganda war and the ways in which both sides tried to interest journalists in their cause. Maurice Walsh also emphasizes the power of public opinion to influence the British government and analyses the effect this had on the course of the revolution. The News from Ireland offers a penetrating and persuasive assessment of the Irish revolution itself and the role of the press and journalism in that phase of world history. This important book will be essential reading for anyone interested in Irish history and how our understanding of history generally is shaped by the media.

Letters from Ladysmith

Author: Edward Spiers
Publisher: Frontline Books
ISBN: 9781848325944
Release Date: 2010-11-30
Genre: History

Edward Spiers, a leading authority on the Victorian British army, presents here a select edition of letters from the siege of Ladysmith (1899–1900) that have not been seen since their original publication in metropolitan and provincial newspapers. The 250 letters were published in different British newspapers and provide crucial insights into contemporary perceptions of the battles that preceded the siege, the onset of the siege itself, and the desperate and bloody attempts to relieve the town. Subsequent efforts to defend Ladysmith – and to march to its relief – became the great dramatic saga of the early phase of the Anglo–Boer War, providing the context for a series of dramatic battles that embarrassed the Empire and destroyed established reputations. Much has been written about the failings of the British commanders but it is clear that in no other theatre in the war were the practical difficulties so real – or the stakes so high. These letters reflect vividly the feelings of junior officers and other ranks as they struggled to cope with the demands of modern warfare, These eyewitness testimonies provide first-hand commentary upon the events in Natal that shattered the pre-war confidence in Britain.

Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow

Author: David Goodway
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781604862218
Release Date: 2011-11-01
Genre: Political Science

Provides a cultural history of leftist and libertarian thought in Britain, from Aldous Huxley and Colin Ward to William Morris, Oscar Wilde and George Orwell and discusses how a recovered anarchist tradition could provide valuable to modern political radicals. Original.

150 Jahre Mabinogion deutsch walisische Kulturbeziehungen

Author: Bernhard Maier
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783110951646
Release Date: 2015-08-31
Genre: History

Der Band enthält eine Reihe von Vorträgen, die vom 26.--29.5.1999 im Rahmen des internationalen Symposiums »150 Jahre Mabinogion - Deutsch-walisische Kulturbeziehungen« an der Universität Bonn gehalten wurden. Gegenstand der 20 Beiträge sind zum einen jene mittelalterlichen walisischen Erzählungen, die man seit der 1849 vollendeten Übersetzung von Lady Charlotte Guest unter dem Namen »Mabinogion« kennt, zum anderen die Geschichte der deutsch-walisischen Beziehungen, wie sie in Literatur, Kunst und Musik sowie in der wissenschaftlichen Erforschung der keltischen Kultur Ausdruck gefunden haben.

Twentieth Century Higher Pack

Author: Chris Andrews
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748772773
Release Date: 2003-06-02
Genre: History

Aspects of History covers the core areas of the Key Stage Curriculum, with separate packs dedicated to higher and lower abilities. These resources comprise of a comprehensive resource book and 20 full colour A4 flashcards.

Hanging a Rebel

Author: Michael J. K. Walsh
Publisher: Lutterworth Press
ISBN: UOM:39015077659988
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"Previous accounts remember Nevinson as a Futurist and war painter, but in recent years academic interest has grown in his role in the inter-war period and the Second World War. ...Painter, social commentator, novelist and society host, Nevinson can now be remembered as a prominent and distinguished artist of his generation. ... This book gives the reader a wider understanding of the changing cultural landscape of Britain between 1889 and 1946..."--P. [4] of cover.

Moments in Hell

Author: Richard Harding Davis
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 9781843312635
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A war correspondent's breathtaking account of early twentieth-century wars, including the Greek-Turkish War (1897) and the Spanish-American War (1898). These events have fallen into relative obscurity, following the two World Wars, yet remain important forces shaping modern politics. Moments in Hell reveals the conflicting loyalties of the war correspondent, caught between political ideologies and personal suffering, and provides an enlightening background to recent conflicts. Harding Davis was a dashingly fashionable figure in turn-of-the-century New York, and cited as the inspiration for the 'Gibson man' fitting the adventurous image of the journalist popular in film and literature. While his accounts highlight the brutality and inhumanity of war, they are riveting pieces of reportage. Harding Davis makes it clear that these moments in hell can make heroes and villains of us all.

Race News

Author: Fred Carroll
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252050091
Release Date: 2017-11-06
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Once distinct, the commercial and alternative black press began to crossover with one another in the 1920s. The porous press culture that emerged shifted the political and economic motivations shaping African American journalism. It also sparked disputes over radical politics that altered news coverage of some of the most momentous events in African American history. Starting in the 1920s, Fred Carroll traces how mainstream journalists incorporated coverage of the alternative press's supposedly marginal politics of anti-colonialism, anti-capitalism, and black separatism into their publications. He follows the narrative into the 1950s, when an alternative press re-emerged as commercial publishers curbed progressive journalism in the face of Cold War repression. Yet, as Carroll shows, journalists achieved significant editorial independence, and continued to do so as national newspapers modernized into the 1960s. Alternative writers' politics seeped into commercial papers via journalists who wrote for both presses and through professional friendships that ignored political boundaries. Compelling and incisive, Race News reports the dramatic history of how black press culture evolved in the twentieth century.

The Practice of American Public Policymaking

Author: Selden Biggs
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 0765628325
Release Date: 2006-10-04
Genre: Business & Economics

Designed for upper-level and professional courses, this text is a state-of-the-art introduction to the public policymaking process that gives equal attention to issues of policy implementation and public governance. It uses an innovative systems approach, integrating the activities, actors, tools, and techniques of policymaking, to provide a comprehensive framework for policy design and analysis. The book is practice-oriented, with a focus on the ways that policymakers at all levels employ the standard technologies of governance--authority, agency, program, rule, contract, and budget--to design policy outputs and achieve policy outcomes. Through extensive use of graphics, the text makes concepts easy to grasp for a generation of students accustomed to the visual presentation of ideas. Case studies illustrate the tools and techniques discussed, and key terms, questions for discussion, and suggested readings round out each chapter. Among the many emerging issues covered in this text that will be especially relevant for upper-level and professional programs and student-practitioners are: --program design --performance management --public contracting --policy networks --venue shopping --commercial and nonprofit sector participation in the policymaking process.

Twentieth Century Journalists

Author: Stanley L. Harrison
Publisher: University Press of Amer
ISBN: 0761821937
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Twentieth-Century Journalists presents the individuals who played a significant role in influencing American thought and opinion in the years 1900-2000. The group includes reporters, editors, columnists, cartoonists, photojournalists, and broadcasters- each contributing, in a notable manner, to America's culture. If each of these individuals were notable, some have been ignored or neglected and forgotten over the past century. Author S.L Harrison, in this book, brings them back for recognition and will prove to be interesting reading and especially enlightening for students of American Journalism.