By Kevin O'Keefe
This research is an try to chronicle and examine the attitudes of the recent York press in reference to the occasions of the interval from 1914 to 1917 in relation to American neutrality. it's established totally on an afternoon to-day research of 16 day-by-day newspapers in big apple urban throughout American non-participation within the First global warfare. The examine concerned not just editorial opinion but additionally information goods, characteristic articles, letters to the editor, e-book reports and distinct statement. The records of the most important big apple newspapers of the interval evidently constituted the elemental resources. as well as this, use used to be made from the memoirs, diaries and personal papers of editors, publishers and different public figures; the Congressional list, 1914-1917; Congressional hearings and reviews, 1915, 1919, 1936 and 1937; definite British and German fabrics; books, articles and different secondary assets. the writer additionally drew upon the reminiscences of latest Yorkers lively in journalism in the course of the period.
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This research is an try to chronicle and examine the attitudes of the recent York press in reference to the occasions of the interval from 1914 to 1917 in terms of American neutrality. it's dependent totally on an afternoon to-day research of 16 day-by-day newspapers in manhattan urban for the duration of American non-participation within the First global battle.
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47 New York Tribune, August 4, 1914. 48 The Sun, July 31, 1914. 49 The New York Herald, July 29, 1914. so The Evening Post, July 25, 28, 29, 1914. ' " 51 A third observation during these early days was the idea that the German leadership was censurable, but not the people of Germany. In this regard, severe judgments on Kaiser Wilhelm personally were given. " 52 This distinction, which President Woodrow Wilson was later to make between the people of Germany and the iniquitous German rulers, became increasingly prominent in the pages of the press.
Unlike the early nineteenth century when the United States had the second largest merchant fleet in the world, in 1914 this country had a relatively small tonnage. 5 The situation was considered acute and the press gave much attention to the critical need for an adequate merchant marine. " 6 Other papers showed similar concern and expressed approval when Congress passed an emergency act authorizing the admission of foreign built ships to United States registry. 9 No newspaper viewed the legislation as a violation of international law, although the British noted the advantage to German owners of vessels trapped in American harbors as a result of British control of the major sea lanes.
The New York Times, August 7, 1914. " There followed page after page of tributes to the Kaiser by Theodore Roosevelt, William H. Taft, Andrew Carnegie, Sir Gilbert Parker, Nicholas M. Butler and other eminent contemporaries all of whom credited the German ruler with tireless devotion to the preservation of peace. " 65 During the spring and early summer of 1914, there is no evidence that the press altered its attitude toward the Kaiser nor can one detect any hostility to Imperial Germany or distaste for things German.
A Thousand Deadlines: The New York City Press and American Neutrality, 1914–17 by Kevin O'Keefe