Power and Press Freedom in Liberia, 1830-1970: The Impact of Globalization and Civil Society on Media-government Relations

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Africa World Press, 2004 - 312 sidor
This book tells the rich and often heroic story of the press in Liberia. Early newspapers were infused with a broad race consciousness which gave way to a specific nationalism at the turn of the last century. Initially, newspapers featured biting social commentary and enjoyed wide latitude to criticise officials, but restrictions were soon applied. Exploring the uses and abuses of power, the author demonstrates that the experience of Liberia provides a sobering corrective to the current euphoria regarding the effects of globalisation.
 

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Acknowledgments vii
1
Maps
2
Distribution of Languages and Ethnic Groups
7
The Colonial Period 18221846 A Challenging Beginning
17
Liberian Settlements and Indigenous Towns 18221846
23
Occupation Distribution by Coastal Settlement 1843
24
Occupation Distribution by Interior Settlement 1843
25
Power Assets of Leading Institutions 18361843
33
From PanAfricanism to Liberian Nationalism
135
Politics and Restrictions on Free Expression
148
Fall of the King Administration
159
Impact of the Expansionist Paradigm
172
Charles Cecil Dennis
190
The Drive for Economic Modernization 19311970 Conflicting
191
Front page of the Daily Listener
192
Journalism During the Barclay Years
199

Total Communicants by Denomination 1843
34
John B Russwurm xv1 2 Rev John Seys
53
The Republican Era 184718991116 Idea of Citizenship
59
New Settlements Montserrado County 18431869
75
Geographic Distribution of Denominations 18481893
76
Power Assets of Leading Institutions 18741896
78
Masthead of Africas Luminary
79
Enrollment in Churchaffiliated Schools 18481893
82
Cover of Independence Day Oration
108
The Creation of Greater Liberia 19001930 The Struggle
109
Government Politics and the Press
119
Power Assets of Leading Institutions 1926
124
Declining Influence of the Church
129
Major Christian Denominations in Liberia 19001930
131
Educational Statistics 19041921 and 1925
134
Barclay Uses the Sedition Law
208
Tubman Further Restricts Rights
214
Power Assets of Leading Institutions 1960
216
Major Corporations Operating after 1944 by Category
218
Journalism in the Tubman Years
222
Major Christian Denominations 1960
223
Government Involvement in Media 19441970
225
Restrictions on the Press
230
Themes and Legacy of the Period
241
Modernization and Press Freedom Theoretical Perspectives
259
Bibliography
277
Primary Sources
281
Index
297
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Carl Patrick Burrowes is Chairperson of the Department of Communication Studies, Morgan State University, Baltimore. From 1995 to 1998, he was the Carter G. Woodson Distinguished Professor of Journalism at Marshall University, where he co-founded the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia, with funding from the Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Division.

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