Labor and Radical Journalism [index]

Aaron, Daniel. Writers on the Left: Episodes in American Literary Communism.  New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1961.

Beck, Elmer A.  "Autopsy of a Labor Daily: The Milwaukee Leader."  Journalism Monographs 16 (August 1970).

Bekken, Jon E.  "No Weapon So Powerful: Working Class Newspapers in the United States."  Journal of Communication Inquiry 12:2 (Summer 1988).

Bekken, Jon. "'The Most Vindictive and Most Vengeful Power': Labor Confronts the Chicago Newspaper Trust."  Journalism History 18 (1992):11-17.

Bekken, Jon E.  "Working Class Newspapers, Community, and Consciousness in Chicago, 1880-1930." Ph.D. dissertation, University of Illinois, 1992.

Bekken, Jon. “‘This Paper Is Owned by Many Thousands of Workingmen and Women’: Contradictions of a Socialist Daily.” American Journalism 10, no. 1–2 (1993): 61–83.

Bekken, Jon. "A Paper for Those Who Toil: The Chicago Labor Press in Transition."  Journalism History 23:1 (Winter 1997): 24-33.

Bekken, Jon. “A Collective Biography of Editors of U.S. Workers’ Papers: 1913 & 1925.” American Journalism 15, no. 3 (1998): 19–39.

Blake, Matthew Dower. “Woody Sez: Woody Guthrie in the People’s World Newspaper.”  PhD dissertation, University of Florida, 2006.  

Blake, Matthew.  “Woody Guthrie: A Dust Bowl Representative in the Communist Party Press.”  Journalism History 35:4 (Winter 2010): 184-193.

Briley, Ronald.  “‘Woody Sez’: Woody Guthrie, The People’s Daily World, and Indigenous Radicalism.”  California History 84 (Fall 2006): 30–43; 69–70.

Buchstein, Frederick D.  "The Anarchist Press in American Journalism." Journalism History 1 (1974): 43-45, 66.

Cobb-Reiley, Linda.  "Aliens and Alien Ideas: The Suppression of Anarchists and the Anarchist Press in America, 1901-1984."  Journalism History 15 (Summer 1988).

Conlin, Joseph R., ed.  The American Radical Press 1880-1960.  2 vols.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1974.*

Corbin, David.  The Socialist and Labor Star, 1912-1915.  Huntington: Appalachian Movement Press, 1951.

Faue, Elizabeth.  Writing the Wrongs: Eva Valesh and the Rise of Labor Journalism. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2002.

Fetter, Henry D.  "The Party Line and the Color Line: The American Communist Party, the Daily Worker, and Jackie Robinson."  Journal of Sports History 28 (Fall 2001): 375-402.

Foner, Philip S.  "A Labor Voice for Black Equality: The Boston Daily Evening Voice, 1864-1867." Science and Society (Fall 1978): 304-325.

Foner, Philip S.  William Heighton: Pioneer Labor Leader of Jacksonian Philadelphia.  New York: International, 1991.  (editor of Mechanics' Free Press)

Goldwater, Walter, ed.  Radical Periodicals in America, 1890-1950.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 1966.

Gower, Karla K. “Agnes Smedley: A Radical Journalist in Search of a Cause.” American Journalism 13, no. 4 (1996): 416–39.

Graham, John, ed., "Yours for the Revolution:" The Appeal to Reason, 1895-1922. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1990.

Halverson, Guy, and William E. Ames.  “The Butte Bulletin: Beginnings of a Labor Daily.”  Journalism Quarterly 46 (Summer 1969): 260-266.

Hoerder, Dick, ed.  The Immigrant Labor Press in North America, 1840s-1970s.  3 Volumes.  Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1987.

Hume, Janice.  "Lincoln was a Red and Washington a Bolshevik:  Public Memory as Persuader in the Appeal to Reason."  Journalism History 28:4 (Winter 2003): 172-181.

Leopold, Richard.  Robert Dale Owen, a Biography.  New York: Octagon Books, 1969.  (editor of New York Free Enquirer)

Lumsen, Linda J.  Black, White, and Red All Over: A Cultural History of the Radical Press in its Heyday, 1900-1917.  Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 2014.

McFarland, C.K., and Robert L. Thistlewaite.  "20 Years of a Successful Labor Paper: The Working Man's Advocate, 1829-1849."  Journalism Quarterly 60:1 (Spring 1983): 35-40.

McFarland, C.K., and Robert L. Thistlewaite.  "Labor Press Demands Equal Education in Age of Jackson."  Journalism Quarterly 65 (1988): 600-08.

Martinek, Jason D. “‘Mental dynamite’: Radical Literacy and American Socialists’ Print Culture of Dissent, 1897–1917.”  PhD dissertation, Carnegie Mellon University, 2005.

Miller, Sally M.  Victor Berger and the Promise of Constructive Socialism, 1910-1920.  Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1973.

Nord, David Paul.  "The Appeal to Reason and American Socialism, 1901-1920."  Kansas History 1 (Summer 1975).

O'Neil, William L.  Echoes of Revolt: The Masses, 1911-1917.  Chicago, 1966.

Roediger, David.  "Racism, Reconstruction, and the Labor Press: The Rise and Fall of the St. Louis Daily Press, 1864-1866."  Science and Society (Summer 1978): 156-164.

Rondinone, Troy. The Great Industrial War: Framing Class Conflict in the Media, 1865-1950.  Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2010.

Roscigno, Vincent J.  The Voice of Southern Labor: Radio, Music, and Textile Strikes, 1929-1934.  Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2004.

Russo, Ann, and Cheris Kramarae.  The Radical Women's Press of the 1850s.  New York: Routledge, 1991.

Schappes, Morris U.  The Daily Worker: Heir to a Great Tradition.  New York: Daily Worker, 1944.

Shore, Elliot, et al., eds., The German-American Radical Press: The Shaping of a Left Political Culture, 1850-1940. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1992.*

Spencer, David R. "Unequal Partners: Gender Relationships in Victorian Radical Journalism."  American Journalism 14:3-4 (1997): 441-59.

Streitmatter, Rodger. "Origins of the American Labor Press." Journalism History 25:3 (Summer 1999): 99-106.

Theoharis, Athan.  "The FBI, the Roosevelt Administration, and the 'Subversive' Press."  Journalism History 19:1 (Winter 1993):3-10.

Tracy, James F.  “A Historical Case Study of Alternative News Media and Labor Activism: The Dubuque Leader 1935-1939.”  Journalism and Communication Monographs 8:4 (Winter 2007). 

Wald, Alan M.  Trinity of Passion: The Literary Left and the Antifascist Crusade.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007.

Yaudes, Cynthia Gwynne. “Working an Image: Radical Labor Newspapers and the American Tabloid Press, 1919–1922.”  PhD dissertation, Indiana University, 2008.