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Politicking and Emergent MediaUS Presidential Elections of the 1890s$
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Charles Musser

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780520292727

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520292727.001.0001

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Cinema as a Media Form

Cinema as a Media Form

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(p.132) Chapter 4 Cinema as a Media Form
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Politicking and Emergent Media
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Charles Musser

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520292727.003.0005

Sketches out a succession of motion picture practices before 1910, focusing on the integration of two the stereopticon and cinema as a distinct dispositif between 1897 and 1903. The 1900 presidential campaign fell squarely within this time frame. The deployment of emergent media such as the motion pictures and the phonograph are explored, as the election’s paramount issue was Imperialism. McKinley and his running mate Theodore Roosevelt were advocates of American expansionism while William Jennings Bryan ran on an anti-imperialism platform. Illustrated lectures that celebrated US military interventions in Cuba and the Philippines were widely deployed and often presented by military personnel and preachers. They contributed to McKinley’s victory while Bryan supporters failed to make use of this media form.

Keywords:   imperialism, anti-imperialism, illustrated lecture, Philippines, 1900 presidential election

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