- News & Events
Published: Mar 18 2016
Size: 6 x 9
Brian Gabrial is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Journalism at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. He earned his Ph.D. in mass communication from the University of Minnesota. Previously Gabrial worked as a television newscast and field producer for the ABC and NBC affiliates in Minneapolis–St. Paul, Minnesota, and Omaha, Nebraska. He also edited and wrote for a small, monthly newspaper, the American Citizen Press, in Omaha. Gabrial has been published in journals such as American Journalism, Journalism History, and Canadian Journal of Communication.
"With its carefully developed analytical framework and fine-grained examination of antebellum news. . . Gabrial's book is a pointed reminder that the United States was founded upon a racial paradox."—Journalism & Mass Communications Quarterly
"Gabrial successfully shows how the news media of the 19th century shaped national and local understandings of slavery, racial ideologies, and resistance to human bondage by both black slaves and white and black abolitionists. This is an important book that crosses disciplinary boundaries, informing scholars of slavery and journalism about how their fields interacted."—Paul Finkelman, Ariel F. Sallows Visiting Professor of Human Rights Law, University of Saskatchewan College of Law and Senior Fellow, University of Pennsylvania Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism
"Gabrial illustrates the evolution of the conflict between abolitionists and slavery supporters by analyzing the increasing media coverage of events...this book is a signal contribution to the quest for answers about slavery in the United States."—The Journal of Southern History
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