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Philip March

W. T. Stead: Evangelical Nonconformity, New Journalism, and the Civic Church

This project examines the influence of nineteenth-century Congregationalism upon the development of W. T. Stead’s journalism at the Northern Echo (1871-1880), the Pall Mall Gazette (1880-1890), and the Review of Reviews (1890-1912). Stead’s life and work encompassed the pulpit of Dissent, the platform of Liberal Party politics, and a press at liberty to deploy for the sake of the most vulnerable the sensationalism of national newspaper campaigns and the rhetoric of religious revivalism.

Supervisor: Dr Carolyn Burdett