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The antebellum press : setting the stage for Civil War / edited by David B. Sachsman and Gregory A. Borchard with Dea Lisica.

Other author/creatorSachsman, David B., editor.
Other author/creatorBorchard, Gregory A., editor.
Other author/creatorLisica, Dea, editor.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info New York, NY : Routledge, 2019.
Descriptionpages cm
Contents Newspapers, agenda setting, and a nation under stress / Donald L. Shaw and Thomas C. Terry, with Milad Minooie -- The "irrepressible conflict" and the press in the late antebellum period / Debra Reddin van Tuyll -- Nat Turner's revolt spurs Southern fears and sparks public debate over slavery / James Scythes -- Disunion or submission? Southern editors and the Nullification Crisis, 1830-1833 / Erika Pribanic-Smith -- Abolitionist editors : pushing the boundaries of freedom's forum / David W. Bulla -- When the pen gives way to the sword : editorial violence in the nineteenth century / Abigail G. Mullen -- An editorial house divided : the Texas press response to the Compromise of 1850 / Mary M. Cronin -- "The good old cause" : the Fugitive Slave Law and revolutionary rhetoric in the Boston daily commonwealth / Nicole C. Livengood -- Franklin pierce and the failure of compromise : newspaper coverage of the compromise candidate, the "Nebraska Act," and the midterm elections of 1854 / Katrina J. Quinn -- Abolitionism, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, and the end of compromise / Dianne M. Bragg -- "Like so many black skeletons" : the slave trade through American and British newspapers, 1808-1865 / Thomas C. Terry and Donald L. Shaw -- 1856 : a year of volatile political reckoning / Dianne M. Bragg -- Doughface Democrats, James Buchanan, and manliness in Northern print and political culture / Brie Swenson Arnold -- "Free men, free speech, free press, free territory, and Frémont" / Gregory A. Borchard -- Newspaper coverage of Dred Scott inflames a divided nation / William E. Huntzicker -- "More than a skirmish" : press coverage of the Lincoln-Douglas debates / David W. Bulla -- The Democrats divide : newspaper coverage of the 1860 presidential conventions / Brian Gabrial -- Fanning the flames : extremist rhetoric in the antebellum press / Phillip Lingle -- The fire-eating Charleston mercury : stoking the flames of secession and Civil War / Debra Reddin van Tuyll -- "Our all is at stake" : the anti-secession newspapers of Mississippi / Nancy McKenzie Dupont -- Exchange articles carried by the New York evening post, December 13-31, 1860 / Erika Thrubis -- War of words : border state editorials during the secession period / Melony Shemberger.
Abstract "The Antebellum Press: Setting the Stage for Civil War reveals the critical role of journalism in the years leading up to America's deadliest conflict by exploring the events that foreshadowed and, in some ways, contributed directly to the outbreak of war"-- Provided by publisher.
General noteIncludes index.
LCCN 2019005762
ISBN9780367196806 (hardback)

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