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Sylvester H. Scovel, Journalist, and the Spanish-American War

Title: Sylvester H. Scovel, Journalist, and the Spanish-American War.
Name(s): Andreu, Darien Elizabeth, author
McElrath, Joseph R., professor directing dissertation
Rehder, Ernest, outside committee member
Bickley, R. Bruce, committee member
Fenstermaker, John, committee member
Department of English, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2003
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Sylvester Henry "Harry" Scovel (1869-1905) was one of the most celebrated journalists of the Spanish-American War. Almost every scholar who has written about the correspondents of this late nineteenth-century engagement has made use of Scovel's dispatches from the New York World, particularly his on-the-scene reports of the explosion of the Maine. For the first time, all of Scovel's "war" writing for the Joseph Pulitzer owned New York World are here made available in edited form: 132 dispatches dating from the explosion of the Maine on February 15, 1898, to his letter of August 10, 1898, an explanation and apology for the events surrounding his confrontation with General Shafter at the flag-raising ceremony in Santiago. Following an introduction treating the correspondent's life and experiences during the war is a transcription of each article, which has been given a close proofreading and then edited to reflect the discernible intentions of the author within the conventions of contemporaneous usage. The arrangement is chronological, and an "Editorial Methodology" explains how and why these articles are edited as they appear.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-0008 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Department of English in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Degree Awarded: Summer Semester, 2003.
Date of Defense: Date of Defense: May 30, 2003.
Keywords: Journalism, Spanish-American War, Sylvester H. Scovel
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory committee: Joseph R. McElrath, Professor Directing Dissertation; Ernest Rehder, Outside Committee Member; R. Bruce Bickley, Committee Member; John Fenstermaker, Committee Member.
Subject(s): English literature
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Owner Institution: FSU

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Andreu, D. E. (2003). Sylvester H. Scovel, Journalist, and the Spanish-American War. Retrieved from