A Thousand Deadlines: The New York City Press and American Neutrality, 1914-17
By: K. J. O'Keefe (author)Hardback
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This study is an attempt to chronicle and analyse the attitudes of the New York press in connection with the events of the period from 1914 to 1917 relating to American neutrality. It is based primarily on a day- to-day study of sixteen daily newspapers in New York City for the period of American non-participation in the First World War. The research involved not only editorial opinion but also news items, feature articles, letters to the editor, book reviews and special commentary. The files of the major New York newspapers of the period naturally constituted the basic sources. In addition to this, use was made of the memoirs, diaries and private papers of editors, publishers and other public figures; the Congressional Record, 1914-1917; Congressional hearings and reports, 1915, 1919, 1936 and 1937; certain British and German materials; books, articles and other secondary sources. The author also drew upon the recollections of New Yorkers active in journalism during the period.
I. Introduction: The New York Press in 1914.- II. The First Hundred Days, June 1914-October 1914.- III. The Press and the Perils of Neutrality, October 1914-January 1915.- IV. Concerning the Submarine, I, February 1915-May 1915.- V. At the Crossroads, May 1915-December 1915.- VI. Concerning the Submarine, II, January 1916-May 1916.- VII. The Press and the Politics of Neutrality, May 1916-November 1916.- VIII. The Last Hundred Days, December 1916-April 1917.- IX. Conclusion: The New York Press, 1914-1917.
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