I feel compelled to call readers’ attention to the advisory I have permanently posted under the Milton News heading. Small town as well as big city newspapers of the early 20th century were sensationalist and reflected the views of their white male editorial staff, journalists, and readers. This is as true of the Milford Chronicle as it is of the Philadelphia Inquirer of the day. Some readers will find the casually sexist and not so casually racist writings in the Milton News columns I have posted to be difficult to read, perhaps offensive. But as I’ve said elsewhere, I will not abridge or censor these writings – we need to be unflinching if we are to understand how people in early 20th century Milton thought and felt.
I invite your comments on this issue.