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Perceptions of the Press in Nineteenth-Century British Periodicals

A Bibliography

E. M. Palmegiano

Perceptions of the Press in Nineteenth-Century British Periodicals

An annotated bibliography of nineteenth-century British periodicals that reveals how Victorian commentaries on journalism shaped the discourse on the origins and contemporary character of the domestic, imperial and foreign press.

Imprint: Anthem Press
ISBN 9781783080533
October 2013 | 712 Pages | 229 x 152mm / 9 x 6
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About This Book

“Anyone interested in nineteenth-century journalism will covet this unique reference work. It is of enormous value to historians considering journalism during the century in which British power and influence reached around the globe. Its concise annotations also offer an absorbing read for anyone interested in knowing how the Victorian-era press established journalism standards still widely accepted in the twenty-first century.” —Ross F. Collins, Professor of Communication, North Dakota State University

“Building on her previous outstanding work on nineteenth-century journalism, the author provides us with an incredibly rich and meticulous overview of how journalism was discussed in a wide range of periodicals throughout the century. The result is a treasure-trove of information, a vital insight into the formation of a field of scholarship and a commercial activity.” —Martin Conboy, Professor of Journalism History, University of Sheffield

“This is an invaluable aid to researchers and historians seeking insights into how the various aspects of the press were addressed and written about in nineteenth-century British periodicals. The compilation of sources and annotations collected here allow the modern researcher to gauge how journalism as practiced by many hands in the nineteenth century was perceived.” —Tamara Baldwin, Chair and Professor of Mass Media, Southeast Missouri State University

This annotated bibliography of nineteenth-century British periodicals, complete with a detailed subject index, reveals how Victorian commentaries on journalism shaped the discourse on the origins and contemporary character of the domestic, imperial and foreign press. Drawn from a wide range of publications representing diverse political, economic, religious, social and literary views, this book contains over 4,500 entries, and features extracts from over forty nineteenth-century periodicals. The articles cataloged offer a thorough and influential analysis of their journalistic milieu, presenting statistics on sales and descriptions of advertising, passing judgment on space allocations, pinpointing different readerships, and identifying individuals who engaged with the press either exclusively or occasionally. Most importantly, the bibliography demonstrates that columnists routinely articulated ideas about the purpose of the press, yet rarely recognized the illogic of prioritizing public good and private profit simultaneously, thus highlighting implicitly a universal characteristic of journalism: its fractious, ambiguous, conflicting behavior.

Readership: The bibliography will benefit students, scholars and researchers of the history of media, Britain and its empire, Europe or the United States, as well as the history of English literary criticism.

Author Information

E. M. Palmegiano is a professor of history at Saint Peter’s College in Jersey City, New Jersey, where she currently holds the Senior Research Professor Award.

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; Annotated Bibliography: ‘Ainsworth’s Magazine’, 1842-1854; ‘All the Year Round’, 1859-1895; ‘Bentley’s Miscellany’, 1837-1868; ‘Bentley’s Quarterly Review’, 1859-1860; ‘Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine’, 1824-1900; ‘The British and Foreign Review’, 1835-1844; ‘The British Quarterly Review’, 1845-1886; ‘Chambers’s (Edinburgh) Journal’, 1832-1900; ‘The Contemporary Review’, 1866-1900; ‘The Cornhill Magazine’, 1860-1900; ‘The Dark Blue’, 1871-1873; ‘The Dublin Review’, 1836-1900; ‘The Dublin University Magazine’, 1833-1880; ‘The Edinburgh Review’, 1802-1900; ‘The Foreign Quarterly Review’, 1827-1846; ‘The Fortnightly Review’, 1865-1900; ‘Fraser’s Magazine for Town and Country’, 1830-1882; ‘Good Words’, 1860-1900; ‘Hogg’s (Weekly) Instructor’, 1845-1856; ‘The Home and Foreign Review’, 1862-1864; ‘Household Words’, 1850-1859; ‘Howitt’s Journal’, 1847-1848; ‘The Leisure Hour’, 1852-1900; ‘The London Quarterly Review’, 1853-1900; ‘The London Review’, 1829-1830; ‘Longman’s Magazine’, 1882-1900; ‘Macmillan’s Magazine’, 1859-1900; ‘The Modern Review’, 1880-1884; ‘The Monthly Chronicle’, 1838-1841; ‘Murray’s Magazine’, 1887-1891; ‘The National Review’, 1855-1864; ‘The National Review’, 1883-1900; ‘The New Monthly Magazine’, 1821-1854; ‘The New Quarterly Magazine’, 1873-1880; ‘The New Review’, 1889-1897; ‘The Nineteenth Century’, 1877-1900; ‘The North British Review’, 1844-1871; ‘The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine’, 1856; ‘The Prospective Review’, 1845-1855; ‘The Quarterly Review’, 1824-1900; ‘The Rambler’, 1848-1862; ‘Saint Pauls’, 1867-1874; ‘The Scottish Review’, 1882-1900; ‘Tait’s Edinburgh Magazine’, 1832-1855; ‘Temple Bar’, 1860-1900; ‘The Theological Review’, 1864-1879; ‘Titan: A Monthly Magazine’, 1856-1859; ‘The Westminster Review’, 1824-1900; Key to Indexes; Author Index; Subject Index