Fanatics and fire-eaters : newspapers and the coming of the Civil War / Lorman A. Ratner and Dwight L. Teeter, Jr
Book | University of Illinois Press | 2003

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xiii, 138 pages ; 24 cm.
Series
The history of communication
History of communication.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
The emergence of a democratic press -- Impeding civilization: the Brooks-Sumner incident -- The Dred Scott decision and a society of laws -- Kansas and the Lecompton constitution: does the majority rule? -- John Brown's raid: violence in a republican society -- Lincoln's election: could a republican lead the republic? -- Firing on Fort Sumter: a republic at war with itself -- Conclusion: the shattered republic.
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ISBN
0252027876 (acid-free paper)
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