The Great War Reporter: Journalism 

Richard Harding Davis
ISBN: 978-0-9907137-4-6
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The year was 1897, and the place was the front page of Hearst’s New York Journal. With “The Death of Adolfo Rodriguez,” Richard Harding Davis created a sensation -- and public outrage that helped bring about the Spanish-American War. This collection of 25 original newspaper and magazine stories, complete and unabridged, offers the reader a front page seat to compelling events all over the globe, and newspaper reporting as done with literary skill, social conscience and a flair for the dramatic.

​“The Archive of American Journalism is performing an incredibly valuable service in making available to a wide audience the remarkable work of great journalists of the past. As one who has written widely on nineteenth and twentieth century journalists, I know firsthand how valuable and important—and frankly fascinating—was the work of these extraordinary writers. With these books a new generation will be able to rediscover them, as well.”

James McGrath Morris, author of Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power and Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, The First Lady of the Black Press.


Damon Runyon


ISBN: 978-0-9907137 -8-4

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The Classic Era of American sports comes alive in this collection of witty, insightful stories by a master storyteller. Covering baseball, boxing, and college football, Runyon keeps his eye on the human interest behind the scores and stats, and brings a literary flair to sportswriting that has never been equaled.

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Reporting: Fascism


Socialist Editor Acquitted
The Goltry News/April 17, 1914

Strike in Italy Growing Serious
Nebraska State Journal/June 10, 1914

Italian Arms Secret Revealed to Germany
Leavenworth Times/December 27, 1914

Ex-Minister of War to Fight Socialist
Barre Daily Times/March 16, 1916

Italian Editors to Fight Duel
Wisconsin State Journal/January 13, 1919

One Killed, Eight Hurt in Italian Rioting
Journal and Tribune (Knoxville, TN)/November 15, 1919

64 Newspaper Men Candidates for Italian Parliament
Baltimore Sun/November 17, 1919

Socialist Leader Will Be on Trial
Calgary Herald/December 6, 1919

Italy is Not Poet-Crazy
Miami Daily Record-Herald (Miami, OK)/December 7, 1919

Milan Editor in Revolt Plot
St. Joseph Gazette (St. Joseph MO)/December 7, 1919

Italian Socialists Want More Police; 
“Fascisti” Fighters Driving Extremists from Streets in Cities
Brooklyn Daily Eagle/February 1, 1921

Arrogant “Iron Division’s Departure; 
Cold-Blooded Murder of Sightseers
Birmingham Post/March 20, 1920

The Parties of the Right
The Nation/June 20, 1920

The Plot for Reaction in Italy 
The Nation/December 15, 1920

A Fascist Split; The Rise of Benito Mussolini
The Observer/June 5, 1921

Bolshevism is Answered in a Pugnacious 
Manner by the People of Italy
Dayton Daily News/June 19, 1921

Fascism: Its Rise And Decline
The Observer (London)/September 18, 1921

Italian Editor Slashed in Duel With Fascisti Chief 
New York Trubune/October 28, 1921

Fascists Triumph in Italy
The Guardian (London)/October 30, 1922

Signor Benito Mussolini Belongs to the New School 
Which Knows Better than the People what the People Want
Italian Home, Politics
The Guardian (London)/August 25, 1922

The Observer (London)/October 29, 1922

Fascisti Form a New Cabinet
Daily Telegraph/October 31, 1922

Durham Morning Herald/November 8, 1922

Class War Won By Bourgeoisie
Capitol Hill Beacon/November 9, 1922

Chicago Tribune/November 18, 1922

Mussolini Assured of Success Before He Seized Power in Italy
New York Tribune/November 19, 1922

All Europe Feels Grip of Mysterious Fascism
New York Tribune/November 19, 1922

New Popular Idol Rises in Bavaria
New York Times/November 21, 1922

How Fascisti of Italy Put Down Bolshevism
The Spokesman-Review/November 26, 1922

Black Shirts, Italian Style
Like Bloodhounds on Trail of Bolshevism.
Fascism Makes Rapid Strides
Charlotte Observer/December 25, 1922

German Fascism
The Post-Crescent/December 28, 1922

Dictatorship, With Hitler As Dictator, Is Dream of Bavarian Radicals, Spurred On by the Success of Mussolini in Italy
St. Louis Post-Dispatch/January 4, 1923

Mussolini, Europe’s Prize Bluffer
Toronto Daily Star/January 27, 1923

Fascism In Germany Threatens New Crisis
Daily News (New York)/January 28, 1923

German Fascism Threatens War; Grows By Leaps
The Leader-Post/February 5, 1923

Romance of Benito Mussolini, Locksmith’s Son, 
Who Rose to Dictatorship of Italy
El Paso Times/February 11, 1923

This Fascisti Business
American Legion Weekly/March 16, 1923

Civil War By Murder
The Guardian (London)/June 27, 1923

The Swashbuckling Mussolini
New York Times/July 22, 1923

Interview with Adolf Hitler
The American Monthly/October 1923

Europe in Sore Need of League Guidance
Baltimore Sun/October 18, 1923

Monarchist Coup in Bavaria’s Capital
The Daily Telegraph/November 10, 1923

Hitler ‘Putsch’ Proved Fiasco, Easily Ended
The Gazette/November 10, 1923

German Treason Trial
The Guardian/February 28, 1924

Ludendorff Free, Hitler Guilty in “Putsch” Case
Evening Star (Washington, D.C.)/April 1, 1924

Ludendorff Goes Free In Treason Case In Bavaria
Asheville Citizen-Times/April 2, 1924

Fascism Faces the Ballot Box
The Living Age/April 12, 1924

High Treason in Munich
The Living Age/April 26, 1924

Fascisti Facing Big Scandal in Matteotti Case 
Baltimore Sun/June 18, 1924

An Enemy of Fascism
The Guardian (London)/June 19, 1924

Resignation of Mussolini Now Reported Near
Ottawa Evening Citizen/June 19, 1924

The New Republic/August 6, 1924
Ludendorff New Head Of Fascism
Los Angeles Evening Citizen News/August 16, 1924

Party Splits After Hitler Is Forced Out
The Miami Herald/September 12, 1924

Foes Draw Up Proclamation Condemning Fascist Rule
The Evening Independent (St. Petersburg, FL)/November 12, 1924

Try America, Adolph
Baltimore Evening Sun/May 25, 1925

Mussolini a Real Napoleon in Mastery Over His Country
Toronto Daily Star/November 19, 1925

Mussolini Jolts Italian Editors; Must Limit Papers to 
Six Pages, Newest Fascist Order
The (Spokane) Spokesman-Review/July 2, 1926

How I Do Not Love Italy
Vanity Fair/October, 1926

Il Duce Declares Violence is Fundamentally Moral--
Says Parliamentism is Paralyzing Force Upon Governments
Charlotte Observer/January 23, 1927

Mussolini Dreams Of Empire—His Eyes Turn To The East
Brooklyn Daily Eagle/June 10, 1928

Bento Mussolini--Immortal, and the 
World’s Genius in State Making
The Times Dispatch/October 21, 1928

Women Unfit for Politics
Salt Lake Telegram/November 4, 1928

R e p o r t i n g :  
Pandemic  1918 - 1920

ISBN: 978-0-9907137-6-0
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Reporting: Pandemic 1918-1920 offers a collection of contemporary newspaper and magazine articles describing the global influenza that spread through Europe, the United States and Asia beginning in the final months of World War I. Readers can trace the suspected origins of the deadly strain from an isolated region of Kansas, through and from US military bases, to the battlefields of Europe, and from European ports to the rest of the world. On its terrifying journey through a largely unprepared population, the "Spanish flu" revealed cultural, political and scientific rifts that prevented a coordinated response, and popular resistance to preventive measures that predicted a similar response, and result, for the global coronavirus pandemic that began a century later.

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War Stories

Reporting the Revolutionary War

​Jumonville Glen (Report)

Pennsylvania Gazette/June 27, 1754

Braddock's Defeat at the Monongahela (Conversations)

Maryland Gazette/September 11, 1755

Braddock's Defeat at the Monongahela (Report)

Newcastle Courant/October 11, 1755

Braddock's Defeat at the Monongahela (Report)

Caledonian Mercury/December 27, 1755

Lexington (Affidavits - Colonials)

Dunlap and Claypoole's American Advertiser/May 15, 1775

Lexington and Concord (Affidavits - British)

Dunlap and Claypoole's American Advertiser/May 15, 1775

Boston Neck (Report)

Pennsylvania Gazette/July 26, 1775

Bunker Hill (Dispatches)

Derby Mercury/July 28, 1775


Immigrants 1803 - 1931
ISBN: 978-0990713777
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Long before the Statue of Liberty was raised in New York harbor, the immigration debate was running hot in American newspapers. Opponents of the new arrivals saw them as a threat to the nation’s cultural traditions, as well as wage-destroyers for “native” American laborers. Supporters believed immigrants were essential, contributing the labor necessary to build a continent-sized, “melting pot” nation and economic superpower. 
The debate’s familiar arguments can be traced through this new collection of historic articles written from both sides, and for newspapers across the country. The book includes a useful timeline of immigration laws and history, as well as listings of online resources and a bibliography of printed material. Students, teachers and scholars will find a wealth of background and context for any discussion, or argument, on the subject of immigration.

Nellie Bly

Undercover: Reporting for the New York World

ISBN: 978-0990713722

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A compilation of original, unabridged newspaper articles by Elizabeth Jane Cochran, who wrote under the name Nellie Bly. By disguising her voice, mannerisms and appearance, this intrepid reporter gained admittance to New York's vast cultural underground of criminals, con artists, and frauds, and fearlessly exposed their scams and shenanigans to a rapt and growing audience on the front pages of Joseph Pulitzer's The New York World. Bly's reporting introduced the era of muckraking journalism, and originated the practice of undercover reporting that has remained a vital journalistic art to the present day.


The Tulsa Riot/1921
ISBN: 978-0-9907137-5-3

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On June 1, 1921, an awkward encounter in a small elevator spiraled into the deadliest riot in American history. After two days of burning, looting, killing and mayhem in Tulsa, the reported death toll stood at "unknown (possibly hundreds)” and an entire neighborhood--Tulsa’s prospering African-American enclave of Greenwood--had been looted, bombed, and reduced to smoldering ruins.
        Published by The Archive of American Journalism, this collection of contemporary newspaper and magazine articles brings readers a street-level view of the events in Tulsa.  The first volume in The Archive’s unique Reporting series, it holds up a mirror to the city, its social and economic conflicts, and the wider rifts in American society. 

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        The Archive of American Journalism began as a private collection of the long-neglected, hard-to-find works of major American journalists. We now have nine books in print, six new books in production for 2024, and an online compilation of more than 10,000 works by 16 major American authors. This innovative resource presents all articles with their original titles and format, and unabridged. The collection is organized by author and in chronological order for the ease of students, teachers, historians and casual readers. With a title or date, users can access a full-text, printable PDF or WordPress page. Valuable time used in browsing "sponsored" search engines, thumbing through confusing bibliographies, and wandering the dusty halls of labyrinthine academic libraries can instead be spent reading, studying and enjoying the original texts. 

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Lincoln Steffens

The System:

Journalism 1897 - 1920

ISBN: 978-0-990713739

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