Title

The Underground press of the Vietnam Era: An annotated bibliography

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1990

Publication Title

Reference Services Review

Volume

18

Issue

4

First page number:

77

Last page number:

96

Abstract

Despite the title of this bibliography, there was not a truly underground press in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s. The phrase is a misnomer, reputedly coined on the spur of the moment in 1966 by Thomas Forcade when asked to describe the newly established news service, Underground Press Syndicate, of which he was an active member. The papers mentioned in this bibliography, except for the publications of the Weather Underground, were not published by secretive, covert organizations. Freedom of the press and of expression is protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution, although often only symbolically as the experience of the undergrounds will show, and most of the publications that fall into the “underground” described herein maintained public offices, contracted with commercial printers, and often used the U.S. Postal Service to distribute their publications.

Keywords

Bibliographies; Underground press publications; United States; Vietnam War; 1961-1975

Disciplines

International Relations | Journalism Studies | Military and Veterans Studies

Language

English

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Identifier

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/eb049109

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