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Author JaroszyƄska-Kirchmann, Anna D.

Title The Polish Hearst : Ameryka-echo and the public role of the immigrant press / Anna D Jaroszynska-Kirchmann.

Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource.
Series History of Communication
History of communication.
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents ""Cover""; ""Title Page""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""1 Antoni A. Paryski""; ""2 The Price of Independence""; ""3 The Business of Ameryka-Echo""; ""4 Ameryka-Echo in Changing Times""; ""5 Oswiata and Ameryka-Echo""; ""6 Letter-Writing Communities in the Polish American Press""; ""7 The Corner for Everybody""; ""8 Private Letters in the Public Sphere""; ""Epilogue""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
Summary "Arriving in the U.S. in 1883, typesetter Antoni A. Paryski founded a publishing empire that earned him the nickname "The Polish Hearst." His weekly Ameryka-Echo became a defining publication in the international Polish diaspora and its much-read letters section a public sphere for immigrants to come together as a community to discuss issues in their own language. Anna D. Jaroszynska-Kirchmann mines seven decades' worth of thoughts expressed by Ameryka-Echo readers to chronicle the ethnic press's long-overlooked role in the immigrant experience. Open and unedited debate harkened back to homegrown journalistic traditions, and The Polish Hearst opens the door on the nuances of an editorial philosophy that cultivated readers as important content creators. As Jaroszynska-Kirchmann shows, ethnic publications in the process forged immigrant social networks and pushed notions of education and self-improvement throughout Polonia."-- Provided by publisher.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Paryski, A. A. (Antoni A.), 1865-1935.
Ameryka echo (Toledo, Ohio : 1902)
Publishers and publishing -- United States -- Biography.
Newspaper publishing -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Newspaper publishing -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Polish American newspapers -- History.
Letter writing -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Letter writing -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Polish Americans -- Intellectual life.
Polish Americans -- Cultural assimilation.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780252097072 (electronic bk.)
0252097076 (electronic bk.)