Jingoism, Public Opinion, And The New Imperialism

  title={Jingoism, Public Opinion, And The New Imperialism},
  author={S. Potter},
  journal={Media History},
  pages={34 - 50}
This essay analyses late-Victorian understandings of the relationship between the press, imperial diplomacy, and popular enthusiasm for empire, and examines how newspapers explained their own role in the imperial rivalries of the 1890s. During imperial disputes between Britain and France (particularly the Fashoda crisis) and between Britain and the USA (the Venezuela boundary dispute) contemporaries claimed that self-interested ‘jingo’ elements of the political elite had sought to foment… Expand
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