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Fanatics and fire-eaters : newspapers and the coming of the Civil War / Lorman A. Ratner and Dwight L. Teeter, Jr

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Material Type
Book
Author
Ratner, Lorman.
Publication Info.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2003.

Details

Description
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.
Subject
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Causes.
Journalism -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Press and politics -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
American newspapers -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1849-1861.
United States -- Social conditions -- To 1865.
Added Author
Teeter, Dwight L., Jr., 1935-2015
ISBN
0252027876 (acid-free paper)