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The pen makes a good sword : John Forsyth of the Mobile register / Lonnie A. Burnett

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Material Type
E-Book
Author
Burnett, Lonnie A. (Lonnie Alexander), 1958-
Publication Info.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, [2006]
Publication Info.
©2006

Details

Description
1 online resource (viii, 239 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-227) and index.
Contents
The great son of a noble sire -- What rare times we new opposition editors will have -- We are in a fit of disquiet -- Cannot we pause a moment to think of our country? -- Sacrificed on the altar of duty -- The "disturber" of the democracy -- The cause of the union was lost -- The zenith of today is the nadir of tomorrow -- Conclusion: We never doubted where John Forsyth stood.
Summary
"The most important Democratic editor of the South."--New York Times, 1877 This book is a biography of Alabama native John Forsyth Jr. and documents his career as a southern newspaper editor during the antebellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction periods. From 1837 to 1877 Forsyth wrote about many of the most important events of the 19th century. He used his various positions as an editor, Civil War field correspondent, and Reconstruction critic at the MobileRegister to advocate on behalf of both the South and the Democratic Party.
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Print version record.
Access
Use copy Restrictions unspecified star MiAaHDL
Reproduction
Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212 MiAaHDL
Processing Action
digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda MiAaHDL
Subject
Forsyth, John, 1812-1877.
Daily register (Mobile, Ala.)
Forsyth, John, 1812-1877.
Newspaper editors -- United States -- Biography.
Journalism -- Political aspects -- Alabama -- Mobile -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
Forsyth, John.
Journalism -- Political aspects.
Newspaper editors.
Political science.
Alabama -- Mobile.
United States.
Chronological Term
1800 - 1899
Genre/Form
Biography.
History.
Electronic books.
Other Form:
Print version: Burnett, Lonnie A. (Lonnie Alexander), 1958- Pen makes a good sword. Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2006 (DLC) 2006007284 (OCoLC)64486961
ISBN
9780817381745 (electronic bk.)
0817381740 (electronic bk.)