Journalists for Empire: The Imperial Debate in the Edwardian Stately Press, 1903-1913

Synopsis

This book presents a thorough discussion of the 1903-1913 public debate involving the self-governing dominions of the British Empire, and the role that a number of renowned journalists of the quality press played in that dialogue. The work of such writers as James Louis Garvin, John St. Loe Strachey, and John Alfred Spender is examined in relation to the contemporary issues of tariff reform, South African reconstruction, and imperial unity. Among the other topics addressed are the roles of the quality press in Edwardian public debate and the public press in political journalism.