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Intervening in the public sphere: German governments and the press, 1815-1870

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This article argues that the growth of a free press in nineteenth-century Germany went hand in hand with the growth of an official, government-sponsored press. The collapse of pre-publication censorship in 1848 prompted the development of increasingly sophisticated (and relatively successful) press control strategies by German governments, in the shape of official newspapers, semi-official newspapers, and indirect government press influence. Government press policy was essentially reactive. C...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1017/S0018246X01001716

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Brasenose College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
The Historical Journal Journal website
Volume:
44
Issue:
1
Pages:
155-175
Publication date:
2001-03-05
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EISSN:
1469-5103
ISSN:
0018-246X
URN:
uuid:84891d44-d993-435f-94f1-5a7086864701
Local pid:
ora:3533

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