What a revelation! This is a monumental work which pulverizes our knowledge of American history, especially with regard to minority groups. Newspapers, radio and television outlets were (and are) systematically marginalized, ignored, bought out and even burned (our major news sources report such things only rarely, usually as some South American dictator's rampage). But very early on Native Americans had newspapers. So did Mexicans, and Chinese papers were published in California even before the first one in China. But these alternate takes on local and world events were suppressed, even to the point that local post offices destroyed the papers rather than deliver them to addressees, a wide-spread practice.
The struggle goes on today with mergers, news rooms with fewer and fewer minorities, fewer reporters actually investigating corruption. The FCC's political shenanigans are also exposed.
A recent study revealed that one who never watches or reads news is more apt to know what is
going on in the world than one who listens to Fox "news" - this book explains why in a scholarly, well researched and engaging style ...
A truly exceptional book. Look for it at bookstores everywhere. A great gift for a serious reader!