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Access to the mid-19th Century newspapers of the "flash press." The focus of these titles is on crime and scandal; the content is often satirical and humorous.
The flash press covered the seamier aspects of urban life in the mid-19th century. Topics included prostitution, gambling, urban gangs, illicit sporting activities, and sensational crimes. To many of their readers, the Flash Press also conveyed an implicit threat of blackmail, which often led to very ephemeral print runs.
Producer: American Antiquarian Society
Interlibrary Loan Type: Secure Electronic Transmission Permitted
Simultaneous User Limit: Unlimited simultaneous users