The Antebellum Era: Primary Documents on Events from 1820 to 1860 - Debating Historical Issues in the Media of the Time (Hardback)
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The Antebellum Era: Primary Documents on Events from 1820 to 1860 - Debating Historical Issues in the Media of the Time (Hardback)

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Hardback 440 Pages / Published: 30/12/2003
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Firsthand accounts offer students, scholars, or anyone interested in the pivotal period preceding the Civil War a look at how America's press covered important national issues and events of the day, from the passage of the Missouri Compromise through John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry. Using editorials, letters, essays, and news reports that appeared throughout the country, Copeland reveals how editors, politicians, and other Americans used the press to influence opinion. These are the primary documents that displayed the pulse of the nation. Issues such as abolition, education, and women's rights are discussed along with important events such as the nullification crisis of 1832, the Mexican War, and the Kansas-Nebraska Act. Each of the 29 chapters introduces an event or issue and includes news articles that represented various American opinions. These introductory essays and primary-source documents illustrate how newspapers and magazines presented matters of great national import, in an age when the opinions of the press frequently in influenced broad American sentiment and action.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313320798
Number of pages: 440
Weight: 898 g
Dimensions: 240 x 165 x 36 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
?David A. Copeland of Elon University has put together an exciting and important book based on the Miltonian notion of debate within the marketplace of ideas....[a] significant and deeply engaging book that will give both students and scholars a feel of how some of the era's problems were discussed and debated.?-American Journalism
"David A. Copeland of Elon University has put together an exciting and important book based on the Miltonian notion of debate within the marketplace of ideas....[a] significant and deeply engaging book that will give both students and scholars a feel of how some of the era's problems were discussed and debated."-American Journalism

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