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Sensational : the hidden history of America's "girl stunt reporters" / Kim Todd.

Todd, Kim, 1970- (author.).

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fertile Public Library 071.3082 TOD (Text) 33500013390109 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library 071.3082 TOD (Text) 33500013463096 New Available -
Hallock Public Library 071.3082 TOD (Text) 35500006474850 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062843616
  • ISBN: 0062843613
  • Physical Description: xii, 375 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-357) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: The case of the girl reporter, 1888 -- Voyaging out (1885-1890). Trials of a working girl, 1885-1887 ; Opportunity in disguise, 1887 ; Detective for the people, 1888 ; Hunger for trouble, 1888 ; Reckoning with the evil of the age, 1888 ; New territory, 1889-1890 -- Swashbuckling (1890-1896). Under the Gold Dome, 1890-1891 ; Exercising judgment, 1892 ; A place to speak freely, 1892 ; Guilt and innocence, 1892-1893 ; Across the Atlantic, 1893-1894 ; Girl no more, 1894-1895 ; Full speed ahead, 1895-1896 -- Facing the storm (1896-present). A smear of yellow, 1896-1897 ; All together in New Bedford, 1898 ; Reversal of fortune, 1898-1912 ; In the wake, 1898-1900 ; Vanishing ink, 1900-present ; Anonymous sources, present ; A collection of endings, 1899-1922.
Summary, etc.:
Presents a social history of women journalists of the Gilded Age who went undercover to champion women's rights and expose corruption and abuse in America.
In the waning years of the nineteenth century women journalists across the United States risked reputation and their own safety to expose the hazardous conditions under which many Americans lived and worked. They stole into sewing factories to report on child labor, fainted in the streets to test public hospital treatment, posed as lobbyists to reveal corrupt politicians. Todd shows how these "girl stunt reporters" changed laws, helped launch a labor movement, championed women's rights, and redefined journalism for the modern age. -- adapted from jacket
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 March #2
    In the mid-nineteenth century, few employment paths were open to women beyond domestic worker, teacher, and sweatshop laborer, and all were anathema to those with independent minds and adventurous spirits. Fortunately, newspapers of the day saw the subscription-bait value of hiring young, intrepid women for so-called stunt assignments, going undercover to expose all-too prevalent cases of human rights abuses, poverty, and political corruption. For women willing, more typically eager, to accept the challenge, the world was as exhilarating as it was dangerous. As the Victorian age inexorably gave way to the very different modern era, women journalists began to emerge from their undercover pretenses to openly write overt works of investigative journalism. In order for today's indefatigable, audacious women (or men, for that matter)—such journalists as Jane Mayer and Barbara Ehrenreich—there first had to be such gutsy girl reporters as Nellie Bly and Ida Tarbell. With textured analysis and an instinct for salient details, Todd emulates her pioneering heroines to offer multidimensional examples of the revolutionary contributions women of this era made to journalism. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 March #2
    In the mid-nineteenth century, few employment paths were open to women beyond domestic worker, teacher, and sweatshop laborer, and all were anathema to those with independent minds and adventurous spirits. Fortunately, newspapers of the day saw the subscription-bait value of hiring young, intrepid women for so-called stunt assignments, going undercover to expose all-too prevalent cases of human rights abuses, poverty, and political corruption. For women willing, more typically eager, to accept the challenge, the world was as exhilarating as it was dangerous. As the Victorian age inexorably gave way to the very different modern era, women journalists began to emerge from their undercover pretenses to openly write overt works of investigative journalism. In order for today's indefatigable, audacious women (or men, for that matter)—such journalists as Jane Mayer and Barbara Ehrenreich—there first had to be such gutsy girl reporters as Nellie Bly and Ida Tarbell. With textured analysis and an instinct for salient details, Todd emulates her pioneering heroines to offer multidimensional examples of the revolutionary contributions women of this era made to journalism. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Women journalists > United States > History > 19th century.
Women journalists > United States > Biography.
Women in journalism > United States > History > 19th century.
Journalism > Social aspects > United States > History > 19th century.
Press > United States > History > 19th century.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Editors, Journalists, Publishers.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism.
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century.
Journalism > Social aspects.
Press.
Women in journalism.
Women journalists.
United States.
Genre: Biographies.
History.
Biographies.
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