The Pen Makes a Good Sword: John Forsyth of the Mobile Register (Paperback)
  • The Pen Makes a Good Sword: John Forsyth of the Mobile Register (Paperback)

The Pen Makes a Good Sword: John Forsyth of the Mobile Register (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 30/07/2013
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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 Mobile Register to advocate on behalf of both the South and the Democratic Party. In addition, Forsyth played an active role in the events taking place around him through his political career, as United States Minister to Mexico, state legislator, Confederate Peace Commissioner to the Lincoln administration, staff officer to Braxton Bragg, and twice mayor of the city of Mobile.

Publisher: The University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 9780817357603

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