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    W.T. Stead: newspaper revolutionary

    Luckhurst, Roger and Brake, Laurel and Mussell, J. and King, E., eds. (2013) W.T. Stead: newspaper revolutionary. London, UK: The British Library Publishing Division. ISBN 9780712358668.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: When William T Stead died on the Titanic in 1912, he was the most famous Englishman on board. He was one of the inventors of the modern tabloid newspaper. His advocacy of 'government by journalism' helped launch military campaigns. His expose of child prostitution in the 'Modern Babylon' of London raised the age of consent in 1885, yet his investigation got him thrown into jail. A campaigner for women's rights, he was unnerved by the rise of the New Woman. An advocate of World Peace, he promoted huge hikes in defence spending. A political radical and Christian, Stead was also a Spiritualist who took dictation from the dead. A mass of contradictions, he was a crucial figure in the history of the British press. This book of essays, marking the centenary of his death, seeks to recover the story of an extraordinary figure in late Victorian and Edwardian culture.

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    Item Type: Book
    Additional Information: Distributed by University of Chicago Press
    School: School of Arts > English, Theatre and Creative Writing
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2014 17:02
    Last Modified: 26 Jun 2014 10:42
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/9330

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