Newsies tells the story of the little guys (quite literally, the young newsboys) against “the man”. In this case, “the man” being newspaper barons Joseph Pulitzer and William Hearst.
As fun as the movie may be, is it historically accurate? Let’s find out!
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Books & Resources
- Newsies (1992) – Full Cast & Crew – IMDb
- Newsies (1992) – Synopsis
- Newsies – Awards – IMDb
- Newsboys’ strike of 1899 – Wikipedia
- Kid Blink – The Newsboys Strike of 1899
- New York World – Wikipedia
- New York Journal-American – Wikipedia
- Why Are People Who Cross Picket Lines Called “Scabs”? | Mental Floss
- Joseph Pulitzer – Wikipedia