Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Harl Dalstrom


The city of Omaha has three major newspapers in the second half on the nineteenth century. The Republican, as the name suggests, was the mouthpiece of the Republican Party. The Herald espoused the principles of the Democratic Party. Dedicated to the growth of the city, the Herald considered the Union Pacific to be a major business factor behind that growth. The third Omaha peer, the Bee, came into existence when its founder, Edward Rosewater, desired to mold public opinion in favor of the creation of a Board of Education. Organized on a partisan bias, all three papers took positions on the major political issues of the day.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of History and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 1975 Catharine Fogarty.