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.

R e p o r t i n g :  
Fascism  1914 - 1928

ISBN: 979-8989940905
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World War I  had swept away kings and empires. Charismatic dictators now drew teeming masses to the public squares. Newspaper reporting on the movement revealed awe, revulsion, condescension--and unashamed admiration. Fascism was on the rise, and drawing its first reviews.  The articles collected in Reporting: Fascism appear in chronological order, complete and unedited, as originally published. Students of history and political science will find a trove of interesting primary-source texts, running from 1914, at the first mention of Benito Mussolini in an American newspaper, to the rise of the German Nazi movement in the late 1920s.

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.

Coming in 2024

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. 

About The Archive

        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 ten books in print, three new collections in production for 2024, and an online compilation of more than 10,000 works by 20 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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