Date of Completion
College of Arts and Science Honors
Austria, Hungary, Media, 1898, United States, Newspaper
The narratives in this coverage created a sense of American nationalism and influenced U.S. leaders and members of the public on migration restriction and other issues. They also provided a basis for early English-language historiography on Austria-Hungary. Subsequent, archival based scholarship reveals that many of these narratives were fictions. My project adds to existing historiography by focusing on mainstream perceptions of Austria-Hungary, rather than the perceptions of high-level diplomats and politicians.
Haley, Evan, "“The Wickedest Man on Earth”: US Press Narratives of Austria-Hungary and the Shaping of American National Identity in 1898" (2019). UVM College of Arts and Sciences College Honors Theses. 58.